The Republic of Ireland is a popular country in which to set up in business.  It has a stable tax and legal structure, with attractive 12.5% corporate tax rates and a young, intelligent workforce. There is a strong focus on research and development with a 25% R&D Tax credit available; and the recent introduction of the Knowledge Development Box regime, which allows for reduced rate of corporation tax of 6.25% if undertaking qualifying R&D and developing patents or similar assets.

The country has a track record for delivering for international investors and boasts many of the top global companies which have established business operations here. The benefits accruing to the access to the European market and Eurozone remain a bonus, particularly in light of Northern Ireland’s departure from the EU as part of Brexit.