Why Open a Company in Ireland?

Ireland is among the best locations in Europe to set up and run an international business

  • Ireland’s tax and corporate-friendly regime has made it a magnet for foreign investment

  • A world leader for innovation in the high-tech, pharma and life sciences sectors

  • The European HQ for leading Israeli companies, including Teva, Wix, Amdocs and Payoneer 

  • Irish company incorporation is relatively simple: see our guide for incorporating and managing a company in Ireland

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Why do foreign companies choose Ireland for their European base?

English Language

Following Brexit, Ireland remains the only English-speaking country in the EU. Opening a company in Ireland, managing the business and navigating regulatory issues are easier for foreign entrepreneurs.

Low Taxes

Ireland's corporate tax rate is 12.5%. Various R&D programs and tax incentives can further lower the tax payable by tech companies. Ireland has double taxation treaties with 70+ countries globally , including Israel.

European Union

Unlike the UK, Ireland remains a full member of the EU, and EU membership continues to be overwhelmingly supported by the Irish public. Ireland has used the Euro currency since its launch

Education & Productivity

According to the OECD, Irish workers are among most productive and best educated in the world. Of those aged 30-34 years, 53.5% have university or college education, compared to an EU average of 40%.

Business Friendly

Ireland is a business-friendly jurisdiction, particularly when compared to other Western European countries.

Company Incorporation

Opening a company in Ireland is incredibly simple and quick. The World Bank's 'Doing Business' index consistently ranks Ireland as one of the best places in Europe to start and run a business.

Corporate Immigration

In recent years Ireland has emerged as a corporate immigration success story. The presence of foreign-owned multinational companies has promoted fairly straightforward, business-friendly and effective schemes to enable the migration of non-EU skilled workers.

Legal System

As in other English-speaking countries, Ireland has a common law legal system is based common law. Irish corporate law is very similar to that of the United Kingdom.

Proximity to EU & USA

Ireland is at the edge of Europe but is well connected to Continental Europe and North America. The Irish low-cost airline "Ryanair" flies more international travelers than any other airline. A new nonstop flight between Tel Aviv and Dublin is expected to start with El Al soon!

Interested in Starting a Business in Ireland?

For a consultation on opening a company in Ireland with Adv. Lass, dual-qualified in both Ireland and Israel

Examples of Israeli companies that have already discovered Ireland:

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Israeli firm buys majority stake in Irish engineering contractor BMD & Company

Israeli company Meptagon has bought a majority stake in Irish engineering contractor BMD & Company which could have been worth about €7 million on the basis of figures in the Irish firm’s accounts.
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Wix.com opens customer support centre in Dublin

Israeli web development company Wix. com has opened a customer support centre in Dublin, employing 100 people.
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Irish Government Investment Fund Backs Israeli Smart Farming Startup CropX

CropX uses soil sensors to optimize crop yields. It received $0.5 million to launch a yield optimization pilot in Ireland
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Adv. Mattan Lass

Managing director of Ireland Israel Business, Mattan is triple-qualified as a Solicitor in Ireland and England & Wales, as well as an Attorney (Israel).

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