Key commercial and taxation factors that are relevant on setting up a business in the Republic of Ireland

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Overview

The island of Ireland is situated in the extreme north-west of the European continent. The population of Ireland is approximately 4.5 million people. The Republic of Ireland consists of 26 counties. It is a stable parliamentary democracy with its own written constitution. There are an additional 6 counties on the island (Northern Ireland) that are part of the United Kingdom. Information in this document relates to the Republic of Ireland.

Ireland is home to many of the world’s leading companies in global software, medical tech, pharmaceutical, industrial automation and financial services.

This document describes some of the key commercial and taxation factors that are relevant to setting up a business in the Republic of Ireland. The document includes information on:

  • Choice of Legal Form
  • Audit Requirements
  • Taxation
  • Allowances
  • Employment
  • Withholding Taxes

Country Breakdown

4.773

Million

Population

Euro

Currency

$ 294.1

Billion

GDP

70,273

km2