Doing Business in Ireland

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Syllabus of the Subject - Doing Business in Ireland - Dublin. Irish Economy.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Ireland (the European Union): the Celtic Tiger
  2. Doing Business in Dublin
  3. Irish Economy
  4. Main sectors of the Irish economy
  5. Irish Foreign Trade
  6. 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 Ireland's Free trade agreements a member of the European Union
  5. To develop a business plan for the Irish Market
The Subject (e-learning) “Foreign Trade and Business in Ireland” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Doctorate (e-learning): Europe
  2. Professional Masters: Europe, International Business

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  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. Irish Population: 4.5 million people
  5. Government: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Independence from the United Kingdom: 1916

Religion in Ireland: Christianity (Catholicism)

Ireland belongs to the Western Christian Civilisation (European Economic Area)

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. Irish GDP (nominal): 307,917 million EUR
  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. Main sectors of the Irish economy are the food export products, bees, textiles, telecommunications, chemical products and pharmaceutical, machinery, transport equipment and software.

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 EU Free trade agreements: 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 (FTA)

European Union-Canada Economic Agreement

Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)



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