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Ireland: Where Food Evolves

Ireland is at the forefront of the global food evolution. A country that’s shaping new tastes, categories and technologies.

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Why invest in Ireland

Ireland's food ecosystem is delivering major strides in food innovation thanks to a set of unique conditions, including high-quality raw materials, world-class R&D facilities, a skilled workforce and a government that invests in innovation. If your business is focused on the evolution of food, Ireland is the place to invest.


A highly educated workforce

Over 50% of 30-34 year olds have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, compared to an EU average of 40%. Ireland is in the global top ten for the availability of skilled labour.


Green, sustainable food production

Ireland has a long track record in farming, food standards and production systems. The country’s quality assurance marks, such as the independent Bord Bia mark, are recognised the world over.


Leaders in innovation and R&D

Exceptional levels of collaboration between industry, academia, the state and regulators. Ireland is home to numerous leading food science university programmes.

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Ireland - Your gateway to the world

Ireland provides access to the EU, the UK, North and South America, Asia, and more.

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Working with Enterprise Ireland

Ireland - A vibrant ecosystem for food & beverage

Mark Christal, Divisional Manager – Food at Enterprise Ireland, explains how the food and beverage sector in Ireland has evolved across innovation, talent and sustainability.

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