Ireland Facts & Figures Snapshot

Despite a comparatively small population by European standards, Ireland’s macroeconomic indicators remain healthy, with strong GDP growth rates.

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Ireland is globally competitive in terms of flexibility, adaptability, human resources, culture, and economic policy.

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Ireland’s tax regime is also globally competitive, with favourable corporate tax rates, R&D tax credit, and an excellent IP tax regime.

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Compared to other pharma powerhouses across Europe and the world, Ireland’s corporate tax rates are comparatively low and extremely favourable to investors.

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After taking a hit following the financial crisis and subsequent slump, Ireland’s economy is well on the road to recovery with year on year PPP GDP growth since 2012.

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Along with GDP growth, Ireland’s unemployment rate has steadily been decreasing since 2012.

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Top 10 Pharmaceutical Employers in Europe: Ireland punching above its weight.

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Top 10 Pharmaceutical Producers in Europe: Ireland number five, ahead of the UK!

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In 2015, Ireland exported more pharmaceuticals than ever before (EUR 30.2 billion), while also importing more (EUR 5.7 billion).

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Ireland’s biopharma industry is a major employer, revenue generator and exporter, and is set to grow more with further investments slated for the coming years.

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Mapping Irish Biopharma: Dublin and Cork are the two most important biopharma clusters in Ireland.

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Key indicators for healthcare in Ireland.

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Ireland has the highest percentage of its population under 25 years old in Europe (33.3 percent).

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Ireland’s epidemiological profile with the major causes of death and prevalent health conditions.

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