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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.

Key data

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.

Guides

Ireland company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

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 November 2017.

Ireland country profile
Guide produced by KPMG in June 2017 outlining tax and other advantages.

Doing business in Ireland
Guide on doing business created by HSBC in association with Grant Thornton in January 2016. Sections cover:

  • Legal overview
  • Conducting business
  • Tax system
  • Labour
  • Audit
  • Trade
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure

Ireland: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Ireland.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Ireland page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute: Index of codes
The ECGI provides a listing of corporate governance codes from Ireland, with links to downloadable PDFs and useful organisations. You can also search the codes database by country, title, language and year of publication.

European Commission: Corporate governance
Overview of current regulations and updates covering directors and board members, shareholders, employee share ownership, remuneration policies, transparency, and financial institutions. The page links to EU Directives, recommendations and proposals.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

The float guide: How to float a company on the Irish Stock Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association 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 and 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

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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