The ICT sector in Ireland attracts global investment with seven of the world’s top ten companies operating here. ICT accounts for €50 billion in Irish exports and this is set to grow as companies take advantage of our competitive opportunities and knowledge-based economy.
Ireland’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector comprises more than a thousand organisations of varying scale from indigenous hardware start-ups to the world’s largest software companies. These organisations operate across an array of diverse industries performing a range of functions. By industry,Irelandcontinues to perform well in information technology.
The ICT industry directly employs over 91,000 people and currently accounts for a third ofIreland’s exports. Over 300 of the world’s leading electronics companies are currently based in the country – one of the highest concentrations of ICT activity and employment in the EU.
R&D is increasingly included in the range of operations carried out by ICT companies inIreland. Many of the major multinationals located here have established themselves as centres of excellence in areas such as software development, design and supply chain management. Many top companies have located inShannon, where they develop, manufacture and market a wide range of leading-edge products for global markets.
ICT companies at Shannon Free Zone include:
Beta Layout www.pcb-pool.com;
Enterasys Networks www.enterasys.com;
Mentor Graphics www.mentor.com;
Primeur www.primeur.com ;
RSA Security www.rsasecurity.com;