|State Agency of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation overview|
|Headquarters||Wilton Place, Dublin 2|
IDA Ireland is the agency responsible for the attraction and development of Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland. The agency was founded in 1949 as the Industrial Development Authority and placed on a statutory footing a year later.
In 1994 the authority became the Industrial Development Agency (Ireland) or more commonly, IDA Ireland. In recent years many countries and regions have created industrial development authorities modeled on the agency to encourage foreign direct investment and economic growth.
IDA Ireland is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign direct investment in Ireland and partners with existing foreign investors to grow their businesses in Ireland.
IDA Ireland has partnered with 1,200 overseas companies who have already established operations in Ireland. These companies come from a myriad of industry sectors, including Financial Services, Bio-Pharmaceuticals, MedTech, Engineering, and Technology.
IDA Ireland has a global network of offices with offices in USA, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Martin Shanahan is Chief Executive Officer of IDA Ireland.