Doing business with Ireland
Through our Embassy network and State agencies, Ireland offers a full range of supports to businesses, both at home and abroad. So whether you’re interested in investing in Ireland, building overseas opportunities, or coming to visit, we have the right expertise to guide you.
How we can help
At the Department Foreign Affairs and Trade, our staff and our Embassy network work closely with Irish State agencies to promote trade, tourism and inward investment. We can:
- Support Irish companies who want to find and access new markets and help with resolving commercial difficulties where possible
- Provide general advice on doing business locally and, through our network of contacts, pursue export and investment opportunities that will benefit Ireland
- Work to secure market access for Irish products in key sectors in high-growth and emerging markets
Working with State agencies
Working with the right expertise in relevant state agencies is part of our successful strategy.
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for developing and growing Irish enterprises in world markets. It has a network of nine regional offices throughout Ireland and over 30 international locations.
Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency) is responsible for attracting and developing foreign investment. IDA Ireland has 20 international offices.
The Irish Food Board, known as Bord Bia, acts as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world. Bord Bia has a network of overseas offices in Amsterdam, Dubai Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Shanghai and Stockholm.
Tourism Ireland markets the island of Ireland as a holiday destination overseas. It devises and implements world-class marketing programmes and provides industry partners with opportunities to market their own products and services alongside Tourism Ireland overseas.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) invests in academic research that is most likely to generate new knowledge, leading-edge technologies and competitive enterprises in science and engineering. As well as promoting Ireland’s achievements around the world, SFI supports co-operation between education, government, and industry.