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There are over 700 US companies operating in Ireland. That number has steadily increased over the last few years. And so too has the number of people in direct employment at US firms, which now stands at nearly 150,000. 

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2016 Investment Highlights 

In September 2016, US companies announced 1,300 jobs and over €260m worth of investment across the country in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Waterford, Ballina and Drogheda. Among the announcements was GE Heathcare’s €150 million investment in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing campus in Ringaskiddy creating 500 jobs.

In Dublin, highlight investments in 2016 included: Amazon (500 jobs), Oracle (450) and Hubspot (320).

But it has not just been large US companies who are investing. Ireland is clearly an attractive location for start-ups too. In November 2016, six US high growth companies announced investments in Ireland. The Chamber is supporting this critical sector through our Emerging FDI mentorship programme. 


 US companies continue to invest...



BioMarin officially opened a new expansion in Shanbally, Co Cork. BioMarin has recently extended its site footprint to 20 acres as the company continues to experience a rise in the global demand for its therapies to treat rare genetic diseases that mostly affect children.

  • Jobs: 67
  • Date: 27/07/2017


Zendesk has announced that it is looking to hire an additional 300 staff and has agreed a lease to expand into 55 Charlemont Place in 2018, taking over 58,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space in Dublin for its EMEA HQ following a significant growth of the local team.

  • Jobs: 330
  • Date: 12/07/2017

Northern Trust

Northern Trust announced that the company is to further expand its operations in Limerick by adding up to 400 new jobs over the next five years.

  • Jobs: 400
  • Date: 01/06/2017


MSD have announced that it will create 330 new jobs and invest €280 million over the next three years at two of its Irish manufacturing sites at Carlow and Cork.

  • Jobs: 330
  • Date: 30/05/2017


AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, officially opened its new EMEA Sales and Technical Support Centre in Capitol Building on Washington Street, Cork, and announced plans to add up to 50 highly skilled roles in the next 2 years to its existing team in Cork.

  • Jobs: 50
  • Date: 11/05/2017


Citrix announced that it will create 150 new jobs as part of an expansion drive at its Dublin office, which is based in East Point Business Park, adding 26,000 square feet of office space to the current footprint.

  • Jobs: 150
  • Date: 12/04/2017

Mobile Technologies

Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI) is to hire 150 people in its newly established European Contact Centre Headquarters in Drogheda over the course of the next three years.

  • Jobs: 150
  • Date: 01/03/2017


Allergan marked 40 successful years of business in Ireland today confirming an additional investment of €42 million in its Irish operations in 2017.

  • Investment: €40
  • Date: 01/03/2017