Doing Business in Ireland

EENI- School of International Business

Subject - Doing Business in Ireland - Dublin. The Irish Economy. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Ireland (the European Union): the Celtic Tiger
  2. Doing Business in Dublin
  3. The Irish Economy
  4. Main sectors of the Irish economy
  5. The Irish Foreign Trade
  6. The tax advantages offered by Ireland
  7. Case Study
    1. Ryanair
    2. Facebook in Ireland
    3. Global companies located in Ireland
  8. Access to the Irish Market
  9. Business Plan for Ireland

The objectives of the subject “Doing Business in Ireland” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Irish Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Irish Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Ireland with the country of the student
  4. To know the Free trade agreements of Ireland as a member of the European Union
  5. To develop a business plan for the Irish Market
The subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Ireland” is studied...
  1. Doctorate (e-learning): Europe
  2. Professional Masters: European Union, International Business

Recommendations for the Irish Students

Course learning materials in English + Spanish Irlanda French Irlande Portuguese Irlanda.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Ireland”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

Description of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Ireland

The Republic of Ireland (Europe)

  1. Capital: Dublin
  2. Official languages: Irish and English
  3. Area: 70,273 square kilometres
  4. The Irish Population: 4.5 millions of people
  5. Government: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Independence from the United Kingdom: 1916
  7. Religion in Ireland: Christianity (Catholicism)
  8. Ireland belongs to the Western Christian Civilisation (European Economic Area)

The Irish Economy

  1. Ireland experienced a major economic growth between 1980 and 2000, from a developing country to one of the countries with the highest GDP per capita in the world
  2. The Irish GDP (nominal): 307,917 millions of euros
  3. Services: 75% of Irish GDP
  4. GDP per capita (nominal): 65,870 euros
  5. Ireland is a small market, open, and very dependent on international trade
  6. The opening of the economy of the Republic of Ireland is reflected on the international mobility of its workers, capital and foreign direct investment (FDI)
  7. The Republic of Ireland is a leader in information and communication technologies (IT), pharmaceutical and medical sector
  8. Ireland is the centre of digital communication in the European Union (EU), with the largest number of multinational companies based in Dublin
  9. The main sectors of the Irish economy are the food export products, bees, textiles, telecommunications, chemical products and pharmaceutical, machinery, transport equipment and software.

The Irish Foreign Trade

  1. More than 80% of Ireland's manufactured products are exported to international markets
  2. Top Irish exports markets: the United Kingdom, the United States, Belgium, Germany, France
  3. Top Irish import partners: the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, France
  4. As a member of the European Union, Ireland is the beneficiary of the Free trade agreements of the EU: Canada, Japan, the ASEAN, etc

International economic relations of Ireland

  1. European Union
  2. International Monetary Fund
  3. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  4. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  5. Regional Cooperation Council
  6. Group of States of the Council of Europe Convention against the corruption (GRECO)
  7. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  8. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Examples of the subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Ireland:
European Union-Chile Free Trade Agreement

European Union-Canada Economic Agreement

Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)



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