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30 May 2014

AIB Commissions Report on Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland

Posted By: AIB Business

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ireland is at an all-time high, and AIB recognises the vital role it plays in the growth of the Irish economy. Over the years, FDI has helped to transform Ireland into a modern, open, highly developed and knowledge-based economy.

To further support the growth and development of FDI in Ireland, AIB recently commissioned independent research, the findings of which have been published in a report titled "Why Choose Ireland?"


The research looks at the reasons why multinational companies invest in Ireland, investigates the main drivers and enablers to setting up business in Ireland, evaluates companies' experiences in the Irish market, and includes key insights from existing FDI companies.

Research Highlights:

  • Ireland receives a very high level of personal endorsement from FDI senior executives – 97% of respondents would recommend Ireland as a country in which to locate.
  • 76% of respondents think the business environment in Ireland will improve in the next year.
  • 96% of FDI companies that export goods from Ireland have had a mainly positive experience.
  • 86% of companies stated that “Access to Europe” was important or critical in relation to their priorities for setting up in Ireland.

We hope this research will be of benefit to multinational companies considering setting up or increasing their investment in Ireland.

Download the full report: Why Choose Ireland?


Related Links

AIB’s Investing in Ireland website

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