Why setup a games company in Ireland?

Life

Ireland offers a great quality of life. Three of its cities, Dublin, Galway and Cork, recently took 3 of the 4 top spaces in Travel + Leisure magazine’s world’s friendliest cities list.

Work

Ireland has a highly-skilled tech and creative workforce, perfect for games. There is a reason Google, Facebook, Apple and over 1200 companies have made Ireland their European base. 

Employees

Ireland is home to some of the best creative and tech colleges in the world including those with outstanding game-related programs (computer science, animation, game development, etc.)

Support Resources

For Individuals

Ireland offers a Critical Skills Employment Permit for individuals who are not EU citizens looking to work in Ireland. This permit applies to those skills that are high demand in Ireland, including engineers. 

For Companies - a European Base

If you are looking to establish an Irish office of an existing international corporation, you will join a great many game companies including Riot Games, Blizzard Entertainment, EA and Activision

IDA Ireland offers a range of customized services to assist companies looking. Over 1200 companies have made Ireland their European base. 

For New Companies

Enterprise Ireland has a wealth of experience assisting individuals looking to open a company in Ireland.