Ireland represents a strategic European base due to its pro-business, low corporate tax, and skilled workforce. With the UK exiting Europe, it will be the only native English speaking country in Europe and also benefits geographically and historically from trade with the UK, giving it the best of all worlds in terms of UK, European and global business. It’s no wonder some of the largest corporate giants have set up an office in Ireland, with:
Ireland is a tax haven because of the country’s taxation and economic policies. Legislation heavily favors the establishment and operation of corporations, and the economic environment is very hospitable for all corporations, especially those invested in research, development, and innovation. More than a thousand big, mostly American global companies have operations in Ireland, among them: Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, Microsoft, Yahoo, eBay, AOL, Twitter, and Intel. Pfizer, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson also have a significant presence there. It comes second to the UK for FDI (foreign direct investment), and in the event of the UK exiting Europe has enormous potential to take top place.