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IRELAND RESOURCES: EMPLOYMENT, VISAS, FDI, STATISTICS, AND GLOBAL RANKINGS 

We have compiled a list of government and global resources to help you learn more about Ireland, its employment and visas regulations, people, foreign direct investment organization, and aspects of doing business in the country. Use this information to help you make informed decisions about locating your business, or a division of your business, in Ireland.

Government Resources 

Government of Ireland, Online Services - The official web portal of the Ireland government

Central Statistics Office of Ireland - The mandate of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) is "The collection, compilation, extraction, and dissemination for statistical purposes of information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State". The CSO is also responsible for coordinating the official statistics of other public authorities and for developing the statistical potential of administrative records. On this site, you can find information on subjects such as the 2016 census, population, employment figures, the retail sales index, and the consumer price index. There is much more you will find available through the CSO. 

IDA Ireland - IDA Ireland is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. IDA Ireland partners with potential and existing investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Ireland.

 

Employment Related Resources

Ireland Government information regarding employment -  Employment

International Labour Organization – Ireland country profile – This United Nations agency is a database of national labour, social security, and related human rights legislation

World Economic Forum Human Capital Report – Ireland  – The Human Capital Report seeks to provide a holistic assessment of a country’s human capital—both current and expected—across its population. In this report, ‘human capital’ is defined as the skills and knowledge people possess that enables them to create value in the global economic system. Comparisons can be made across income groups, generations, and regions.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Human Resources Management Country Profiles – Ireland – The OECD summarizes public sector human resource management practices and policies in OECD member and partner countries on a number of topics.

 

Global Reports and Rankings 

World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index - Ireland - This annual index ranks over 130 countries on their relative competitiveness across a number of indices: Basic Requirements, Efficiency Enhancers, and Innovation and Sophistication Factors. Each country has its own profile with subindex scores and trends over time.

World Bank Group Doing Business Report - Ireland - This annual report rates and ranks 190 countries on their ease of doing business. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm. Each country's profile contains information on things such as taxes, time to set up a business, and trading across borders.

World Bank Group Worldwide Governance Indicators - This project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories from 1996–2016. It covers six dimensions of governance, including Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption.

World Economic Forum Global Information Technology Report - Ireland - The Global Information Technology Report features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index. The Networked Readiness Index assesses the factors, policies, and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) for increased competitiveness and well-being.

World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report - Ireland  - The World Economic Forum uses the Global Gender Gap Report to quantify the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time. It places a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy, and politics.

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index - Every year, Transparency International publishes a report on perceived public sector corruption around the world. Transparency International looks at a number of areas where corruption can take place, such as education, and defense and security.

World Bank Open Data - Ireland - Free and open access to global development data - The site is designed to make World Bank data easy to find, download, and use. All of the data found here can be used free of charge with minimal restrictions.

OECD.org – Find, compare, and share the latest OECD data for Ireland.

World Factbook - Ireland - This US government resource compiles data about each country, including historical background, geography, people and society, government, economy, energy, communications, transportation, military and security, and transnational issues.

Google Consumer Barometer - Use the Google Consumer Barometer to learn about how people around the world use the internet - from connectivity levels, to what devices they use to access the internet, to online product research and shopping patterns, to social media platforms, plus much more. Data in the Consumer Barometer is pulled from two sources - the core Consumer Barometer questionnaire, which is focused on the adult online population, and Connected Consumer Study, which seeks to enumerate the total adult population and is used to weight the Consumer Barometer results.

Graph Builder - Ireland – Build your own graphs using the parameters you choose

Trended Data - Ireland – View connectivity trends over time for the internet, smartphones, computers, and tablets

Curated Insights – Ireland – See curated insights for the online and multiscreen world, online, local, and international shopping, and online video consumption.

KNOWLEDGE BASE Ireland Facts, Figures, Global Rankings