Ireland has become a popular European settlement for the biggest American tech companies including Google, Facebook and Microsoft.
Although a major attraction for the increasing number of large US tech companies relocating to Ireland has been the low tax rates, there’s actually a lot more to it than that.
First of all, Ireland is a wonderful country with a proud heritage that still maintains many traditional roots. The Irish capital, Dublin, is an attractive city that is renowned for its vibrant social life and is a popular destination for tourists.
Despite Dublin being considered one of the most expensive cities in Europe, the recent economic collapse in Ireland saw property prices fall quite significantly which helped generate a lower cost of living than other cities. This has caused Dublin’s technology hub to grow and attract not just tech companies but software engineers, developers and other IT professionals.
Some of the largest US tech companies have established Dublin as a base for its European operations and has built an ecosystem that is helping to generate a number of start-up companies too.
Tech Companies in Ireland
Here is a selection of some of the top tech companies in Ireland and the average salary they pay.
Ireland still plans to develop its technology hub even further with hopes of attracting other large tech companies as well as encouraging home-grown talent. The Emerald Isle is certainly looking to foster itself as a true technology ecosystem.