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Doing business in Ireland

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Ireland.

Useful links

Ease of Doing Business in Ireland
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Your Europe: Business: Ireland
Key information provided by the European Commission on business regulations and practices, with links to relevant legislation. Topics include accounting, taxes, types of business, intellectual property and responsible business.

Guides

Exporting to Ireland
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Tax guide for investing in Ireland
Guide produced by KPMG in October 2013 outlining tax and other advantages, and highlighting services to consider for investment plans.

Doing Business in Ireland
Country guide from Baker Tilly International providing an overview of rules and regulations covering business entities and accounting, finance and investment, employment regulations and tax. Published in September 2010.

Import and export

EU Export Helpdesk
Service provided by the European Commission to facilitate market access to the EU. Find comprehensive information by product code and country of origin on:

  • requirements and taxes
  • import tariffs
  • preferential arrangements
  • trade statistics.

Law and regulation

Doing Business Law Library: Ireland
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

The float guide: How to float a company on the Irish Stock Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association in 2012 describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

International debt collection handbook
Detailed guide compiled by Atradius looking at debt collection procedures, legislation and culture across 35 countries, including a profile of this jurisdiction. Profiles include information on:

  • the amicable phase
  • legal procedures
  • enforcement
  • insolvency proceedings
  • arbitration and mediation.

Forums and support networks

British Irish Chamber of Commerce
Membership organisation representing the British-Irish business community.

Chambers of Commerce of Ireland
A business network for promoting business and trade.

Enterprise Europe Network
Network created by the European Commission of business support organisations helping SMEs to gain access to the EU market.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Ireland

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in Ireland
Analysis of the business environment in Ireland, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.

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