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.
Source: International Monetary Fund 2020
Source: UN Development Program Report 2020
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.
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.
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.
Ireland’s top university, Trinity College,
produces more venture capital backed
entrepreneurs than any other University
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.
• 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
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.
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.
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 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!
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?
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