Top Countries for Business Travel in 2019 - Ireland

Moving down 3 places to the 11th top country for business travel is Ireland

A country much closer to home, find out why you should be travelling to Ireland on business this year…

Why do business in Ireland?

  • Ireland is a small, modern, trade-dependent economy (Forbes)
  • Its prime location in Western Europe acts as a gateway to UK, European and US markets
  • Its capital city, Dublin, is only one hour by air from London and 90 minutes from Paris and Brussels. Most other European cities are accessible within 2-3 hours flying time
  • Ireland was among the initial group of 12 EU nations that began circulating the euro on 1 January 2002 (Forbes). The Euro is currently weaker than the GBP meaning more spending money for your business trip (XE)
  • Its membership with the EU offers many benefits including access to a single market and global power. Ireland also has the advantage of being the only Eurozone country in which English is the principal language (Matheson)
  • Ireland operates a common law legal system which is similar to that of the UK and US
  • The continent of Europe has the lowest corporate tax rates in the world with Ireland having the second lowest at 12.5% (Tax Foundation)
  • Ireland is a knowledge based economy with top industries including high-tech, life sciences, financial services, ICT and agrifood
  • More than 1,000 global companies have operations in Ireland including Google, Apple, Facebook, Paypal, Microsoft, Yahoo, eBay and Twitter
  • Over half of the world’s top 50 banks have operations in Ireland (Matheson)
  • Ireland offers a combination of a highly educated, skilled and flexible workforce, an advanced infrastructure and a pro-business environment
  • Ireland is an open and free economy, scoring 6th on the Economic Freedom Index 2019, ranked 2nd among 44 countries in the European Region (Heritage)
  • The climate of Ireland is mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of extreme temperatures. July is the hottest month with an average of 16°C and the coldest is January with an average of 5°C
  • Ireland’s time zone is on GMT in the winter and GMT +1 in the summer, making communication across European markets more accessible
  • With beautiful scenery stretching from coast to coast including lush countryside and quaint villages, Ireland is the perfect destination for extending your business trip into a leisure trip…

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