Why Ireland for permanent residency by investment?

/ Life in ireland

Thriving Economy

Strongest European Economy over the last decade – GDP averaging over 6% per year and reaching 15.2% in 2021.

Leading the world in Foreign Direct Investment Per Capita – Multinational corporations across New Economy industries (i.e. medical, life-science, pharma and technology) are establishing headquarters in Ireland to conduct business throughout the Eurozone.

Home to over 1600 multinational corporations which employ over 250,000 people. Significant economic growth and high-quality job creation in the city of Dublin and regional cities including Cork and Galway.

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The Numbers

Global GDP Ranking

Source: International Monetary Fund 2020

Hong Kong

Standard of Living Ranking

Source: UN Development Program Report 2020

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2021 GDP
7.8% (Highest In Europe)
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/ Living in Ireland

High Quality of Life

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  • Located on the western edge of Europe, also known as the Emerald Ilse, Ireland
    has vibrant green fields and moss-covered walls, quiet lakes, and hilltop walks.
  • Only English-speaking country in the Eurozone.
  • Vibrant cities, including Dublin, Cork and Galway with fantastic restaurants,
    culture, sporting activities and historical architecture.
  • Ranked second highest in the world for quality of life based on health, education,
    and income according to the 2020 United Nations Human Development Report
    which measures a total of 189 countries across the globe.
  • Ranked in the top 10 in the 2021 Global Peace Index.
/ Living in Ireland


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Closest European country to the United States – New York, Boston and Atlanta are only a six hour flight away.

Fantastic launching point for exploring the rest of Europe and the United Kingdom - the UK is less than an hour away, Barcelona is only a two-hour flight and Rome is three hours.

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Academic Excellence

Ireland provides the benefits of an education in an English-speaking country at the cultural, economic, and technological leading edge of Europe.

Free education is available for pre, primary and secondary schools with options to choose the specific type of school – co- ed, single-gender, single-religion, or nondenominational schools.

Excellent options for private schools, including boarding schools are also available for pre, primary and secondary schools averaging €6,000 per school year in tuition fees for day pupils.

Ireland is home to some of the best universities in the world at a very low cost compared to their U.S peers - International fees range from €12,000 - €20,000 per year depending on the college, university, and particular degree.

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Colleges and Universities in Ireland

There are nine different universities in Ireland - and each of them rank in the top 5% of universities globally. In addition, there are 34 Higher Education Institutions, offering a range of over 5,000 programs that directly lead to globally recognised, quality assured qualifications.

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Trinity College

Ireland’s top university, Trinity College,
produces more venture capital backed
entrepreneurs than any other University
in Europe.


On the more creative side, art and design
colleges provide students with excellent
animation and filmmaking courses, while
NCAD is a leader in courses such as
digital design and fine art.

/ Healthcare

Affordable Private Healthcare

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• Ireland has 45 public and 19 private hospitals.

• Average cost for Private Healthcare for a resident family of four is approximately €2,000 per year (Health Insurance Authority Ireland).

For more information on comparing Irish health insurance plans, please refer to www.hia.ie/comparison-tool

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Irish Life and Culture

Republic of Ireland

Ireland is a stable democracy in which political rights and civil liberties are respected and defended.

The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks the Irish democracy as one of the most stable democracies in the world, ranking alongside Norway, Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark and Canada.

Ireland has an independent judiciary and a legal system based on common law.

Standard of living in Ireland

Located on the western edge of Europe, Ireland is a diverse, scenic country where residents enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world.

In fact, Ireland was recognised in a 2020 United Nations Human Development Report as second only to Norway for overall standard of living.

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As a committed member of the EU, Irish citizens enjoy the right to live and work anywhere in Europe.

What’s more, under the Common Travel Area agreement with the UK, Irish citizens also enjoy the right to live and work in the UK.

This makes Ireland unique in the world.

It is also a fantastic launching point for exploring Europe — with the UK, Spain, France, Germany and Italy all only a short flight away.

Meanwhile, there are daily flights to the US from numerous airports around Ireland. New York City is just 5 hours away!

Ireland's Natural Beauty

Ireland boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Walk the breath-taking Cliffs of Moher, explore Achill Island’s stunning Keem Bay, or, if you’re looking for a thrill, kiss the Blarney Stone (be prepared – you have to hang off the edge of the castle to reach it!).

And that’s just the west coast!

No trip to Ireland is complete without a visit to Newgrange, a gigantic 5,200-year-old passage tomb in County Meath which is aligned with the rising sun on the winter solstice.

Just don’t forget to bring your camera!

Gaelic Football
While Ireland is most associated with ‘the craic’ – traditional music, perfect Guinness pints and cosy pubs, our culture has made a ginormous impact globally.

From James Joyce to U2 and from Seamus Heaney to Michael Fassbender, the work of our artists is adored right around the world.

Indeed, Ireland is known as a mystic country and mythology does indeed play a key role in Irish culture.

Ancient folklore remains a celebrated aspect of Irish traditions and has emboldened our cultural identity.

We love our sport too – millions of people tune in each year to watch our national games – Gaelic Football and Hurling.

Why not plan a trip to our national stadium, Croke Park, for your first trip to Ireland?


Secure Your Residency by Investment in Ireland Today

Invest in the Irish Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) through IDLF and receive Permanent Residency.

Applicant Qualifications and Residency Requirements
• Must be of good character and have no criminal record.
• Minimum Net Worth of €2 million
• Minimum equity investment of €1 million for 3-5 years
• Reside in Ireland a minimum of 1 day per year


IDLF Management Advisors
14 St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 635 3753



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