Dublin is a favoured base for many international businesses and is home to the European headquarters of many more. Find out what’s placed this compact city among the top choices in the world – and see if your business is ready to set up its home here.

Commercial space

Whether you’re looking for a 55m² retail unit or a 12,000m² office space, Dublin has the right spot for your business and one that will fit your corporate culture. From new-builds to conversions of characterful historic properties, and from bijou to very big, the perfect base for your start-up – or your international corporation – is here. Available locations include city-centre high-rises in the city’s Central Business District (CBD) and leafy suburban office parks. Thanks to on-going development, Dublin’s property inventory is growing rapidly. According to Property consultants CBRE, ’30 office schemes were under construction in Dublin city centre at

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Tax Incentives

There’s no secret as to why so many companies have chosen to base their operations in Dublin – Ireland is the top country in the world for investment incentives. Favourable Tax Regime Ireland’s corporate tax rate is 12.5%. That’s the third-lowest in the EU, and the third-lowest in the OECD group of developed economies. Only Switzerland’s and Hungary’s are lower. The PWC “Paying Taxes 2019” report ranked Ireland 1st in Europe for ease of paying business taxes.

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Funding & Supports

State Funding & Supports There is an extensive range of state supports available to companies choosing to base themselves in Dublin. Foreign direct investment For both established and emerging multinationals, the highly successful and long-established semi-state agency IDA provides a comprehensive range of services to overseas companies who are looking to establish or expand their operations in Dublin. From arranging introductions within government and industry to providing grants and other investment incentives, the IDA is your 

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Legal matters & permits

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report ranks Ireland as the world’s 8th easiest place to start a business: “Ireland’s pro-business attitude and relatively low level of bureaucracy supports the setting up of business with a minimum of red tape…[its] strong legal and regulatory landscape makes the country an attractive and stable place to do business”. Regulation Irish regulators, across different sectors, have a strong reputation for excellence. These include the Central Bank of Ireland which is the regulator of all Financial services firms in Ireland, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) which boasts a

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