Ireland is a highly developed democracy with a modern economy. The Irish economy is particularly strong in the areas of software development, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and international services.
Dublin, Ireland is Google's European Headquarters and its largest operation outside the US, with employees from over 40 nationalities.
Ireland has an export based economy. Main industries in Ireland are Software, Mining, Construction, Telecom, Tourism and hospitality. Ireland has also established itself in areas of life sciences including Biotech & pharmaceuticals Industries. It has 32 Manufacturing plants – approved by USA Food & Drug Administration producing 6 of 10 world's best selling drugs.