QUALITY OF LIVING: Ireland is a diverse, scenic country where residents enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world. The country is safe and stable, and boasts one of the fastest growing economies in the Eurozone. Additionally, Brexit has seen a significant number of multinationals move their operations to Dublin, creating a wealth of business and employment opportunities – especially in the technology and information management sectors.
EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE: Irelands tertiary learning institutions are consistently ranked among the best in the world. Irish universities are among the top 1% globally in terms of research impact. Irish universities produce more entrepreneurs than any other country in Europe, and undergrad students have a choice of over 5,000 internationally recognized qualifications.
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: Ireland is a member of WTO, OECD and the EU. In addition to boasting world class infrastructure, Ireland is rates as one of the world’s top destinations in terms of ease of doing business.
PASSPORT POWER: The Irish passport is ranked as the 8th strongest travel document in the world. It is the only passport with access to 30 EU/EEA countries and the Common Travel Area (CTA) – including all of the United Kingdom.
PATH TO CITIZENSHIP: Gaining residency under the IIP programme can lead to eventual citizenship through regular naturalization. In order to be eligible to apply for Irish citizenship, investors will have had to be physically resident in Ireland for at least 12 months prior to their application date. In addition, they’ll also have to have maintained residency status for 4 years prior to the year in which they lodge their naturalization application.
ATTRACTIVE TAXATION: The corporate tax rate in Ireland is only 12.5%, one of the lowest anywhere in Europe. Companies can avail of a 25% tax break against R&D development costs, and the country enjoys double taxation treaties with over 60 countries worldwide.
TECHNOLOGY HUB: Many of the world’s top multinationals and technology companies have offices in Dublin, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Citi Group, Huawei, Google, Microsoft, Pfizer, Abbott, Intel, Medtronic, Pfizer and Facebook.