Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, the IDA, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. We partner with potential and existing investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Ireland.

 We work with and support companies on their first investment in Ireland and on all of their subsequent investments as they grow and diversify their Irish operation. IDA has been performing this role for almost 70 years and has worked with many of the world’s blue chip and fast growing companies over that period. We aim to continue to win investments from the newest and most exciting companies and support repeat investments from our long-established existing clients.

 IDA Ireland’s West regional office is located in Galway with responsibility for the counties of Roscommon, Mayo and Galway. The West Region has a globally recognised cluster of Life Science multinationals, including Boston Scientific, Allergan, Medtronic, Baxter, Harmac and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. It also has a proven track record in the Services Sector, with globally recognised multinational companies such as Hewlett Packard, CISCO, and EA Games located there. This has produced a thriving knowledge base and co-operative culture amongst the clusters of organisations based in the West.

 IDA Ireland’s regional strategy implementation is focused on:

  •  Working closely with Existing clients to retain and strengthen their presence through continued company transformation and investment
  • Working with public bodies and the private sector on the Action Plan for Jobs West
  • Increasing Global Business Services and High Tech Manufacturing investments
  • Aligning IDA business sectors with the region and their corresponding strengths to develop sectoral ecosystems
  • Working more closely with Enterprise Ireland and its indigenous base of companies to identify synergies, enhance clusters, participate in site visits and maximise benefits for the region
  • Pursuing new areas of opportunity for clients companies
  • Developing appropriate property solutions through the provision of infrastructure and sites in designated locations

 Contact information:

Tel: + 353 91 735 910



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