List of companies of Ireland

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Location of Ireland

This is a list of notable companies based in Ireland, or subsidiaries according to their sector. It includes companies from the entire island. The state of the Republic of Ireland covers five-sixths of the island, with Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, covering the remainder in the north-east. Each has separate regulatory and registration authorities.

About companies in Ireland[edit]

Irish companies fall into three categories:

  • Private limited companies, which carry the suffix "Limited" (Ltd) or "Teoranta" (Teo), and whose shares are privately held.
  • Public limited companies, which carry the suffix "plc" or "cpt" and whose shares may be listed on a stock exchange. Where this is the case, it is noted in this article.
  • Company Limited by Guarantee, this type of company has members, not shareholders, as such generally limited to trade associations and not-for-profit bodies.

Companies in the Republic of Ireland must be registered with the Companies Registration Office, and comply with the provisions of the Companies Acts. Companies in Northern Ireland must be registered with the Department for the Economy's Companies Registry. Certain Northern Ireland organisations are dealt with on a UK-wide basis and are dealt with by Companies House.

Some entries on this list may be statutory corporations - a business form governed by a board appointed by an Irish Government minister under a particular piece of legislation - not formally companies as such, but are effectively treated as such and are included on this list as they are usually large business. For more details on this form of governance, see state-sponsored bodies of Ireland.

Some mutual bodies, such as building societies, are also included on this list.

Some entries such as Three Ireland and Intel Ireland are subsidiaries of foreign companies. These subsidiaries are listed because the Irish economy is significantly dependent on foreign companies in comparison to other nations and these multinational companies are major Irish employers and tax contributors - Intel Ireland employs over 5000 people.

Largest firms[edit]

This list shows firms in the Fortune Global 500, which ranks firms by total revenues reported before 31 March 2017.[1] Only the top five firms (if available) are included as a sample.

Rank Image Name 2016 revenues (US$M) Employees Notes
272 Johnson Gebäude Hannover.jpg Johnson Controls 37,674 209,000 Multinational industrial conglomerate manufacturing electronics for the automotive industry and commercial electrical equipment. After a full merger with Tyco International in 2016, the firm established headquarters in Cork, Ireland.
305 AccentureNYSE.jpg Accenture 34,798 384,000 Global professional services and management consulting firm. The company formed as a spin-off from Arthur Andersen in 1989 and moved their headquarters to Dublin in 2009. Accenture's clients more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500.
363 Cement transport wagon of the company EQIOM in Vaires-Torcy (France).jpg CRH plc 29,973 86,778 Diversified building materials and construction holding company. The firm provides heavyside products and materials (cement, aggregates and concrete), lightside products (glass, fencing), and retail product distribution (merchant chains).
377 Medtronic Paradigm 754.front.ajb.jpg Medtronic 28,833 98,017 Multinational medical device design, development and manufacturing. company. After acquiring Dublin-based Covidien in 2014, the firm moved their headquarters to Ireland while retaining operational headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota.

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark framework. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Abrakebabra Consumer services Food Retailers & Wholesalers Dublin 1982 Fast-food, part of Abrakebabra Investments
Abrakebabra Investments Consumer services Food Retailers & Wholesalers Dublin 1982 Restaurant holding company
Accenture Industrials Business support services Dublin 1989 Management consulting
Aer Lingus Consumer services Airlines Dublin 1936 Flag carrier, part of International Airlines Group (Spain)
Aer Lingus Regional Consumer services Airlines Dublin 2010 Commuter and regional airline, part of Aer Lingus
Aircoach Consumer services Travel & tourism Dublin 1999 Part of FirstGroup (UK)
Airtricity Utilities Alternative electricity Dublin 1997 Electricity generation, part of Scottish and Southern Energy (UK)
Allied Irish Banks (AIB) Financials Banks Dublin 1966 One of the Big Four banks
An Post Industrials Delivery services Dublin 1984 Postal services
Apache Pizza Consumer services Food Retailers & Wholesalers Dublin 2006 Pizza chain
Arnotts Consumer services Broadline retailers Dublin 1843 Department store, part of Selfridges (UK)
Aventas group Industrials Building materials & fixtures Derrylin 1973 Construction, formerly the QUINN group
Baltimore Technologies Technology Internet Dublin 1976 Part of Oryx International Growth Fund
Bank of Ireland Financials Banks Dublin 1783 One of the Big Four banks
Barry's Tea Consumer goods Beverages Cork 1901 One of the largest importers of tea in Ireland
Bewley's Consumer services Food Retailers & Wholesalers Dublin 1840 Hot beverages
BlueFace Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Dublin 2004 VOIP
Bord na Móna Utilities Multiutilities Newbridge 1946 Power generation and land development
Boylesports Consumer services Gambling Dundalk 1989 Betting shops
BT Ireland Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Dublin[2] 1990 Part of BT Group (UK), formerly Esat BT
Bus Éireann Consumer services Travel & tourism Dublin 1987 Irish national bus company, part of CIÉ
Butlers Chocolates Consumer goods Food products Dublin 1932 Luxury chocolate and chocolate products
BWG Foods Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Dublin 1963[3] Wholesaler and grocery franchise
C&C Group Consumer goods Brewers Dublin 1852 Alcoholic drinks
Central Bank of Ireland Financials Banks Dublin 1943 Central bank and financial services regulator
CIÉ Consumer services Travel & tourism Dublin 1945 Public transportation
CityJet Consumer services Airlines Dublin 1992 Regional airline
Communicorp Consumer services Broadcasting & Entertainment Dublin 1989 Media holdings
Covidien Health care Medical equipment Dublin 2007 Merged with Medtronic in 2016
CRH plc Industrials Building materials & fixtures Dublin 1936 Building materials and retail
Cúram Software Technology Software Dublin 1990 Social enterprise management software, acquired by IBM
DAA Consumer services Transportation services Dublin 1937 Airport management, formerly the Dublin Airport Authority
DCC Plc Industrials Business support services Dublin 1976 Sales and marketing support
Dealz Consumer services Broadline retailers Dublin 2011 Discount retail, part of Poundland (UK)
Digiweb Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Dundalk 1997 Broadband
Dublin Bus Consumer services Travel & tourism Dublin 1987 Bus company, part of CIÉ
Dunnes Stores Consumer services Broadline retailers Dublin 1944 Retail chain
Eason & Son Consumer services Specialty retailers Dublin 1819 Book stores
EBS Financials Banks Dublin 1935 Financing
Eddie Rocket's Consumer services Food Retailers & Wholesalers Dublin 1989 American-style food chain
EDUN Consumer goods Clothing & accessories Dublin 2005 Fashion brand, part of LVMH (France)
EdWare Technology Software Prosperous ? Educational software
Eir Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Dublin 1999 Broadband
Eir Sport Consumer services Broadcasting & Entertainment Dublin 1990 Sports television, part of Eir
EQTEC Utilities Alternative electricity Cork 2005 Renewable energy
Ervia Utilities Gas distribution Cork 1976 Gas and electricity distribution
ESB Group Utilities Conventional electricity Dublin 1927 Electricity distribution and generation
Farmflo Technology Software Letterkenny 2012 Agricultural management software
FBD Holdings Financials Full line insurance Dublin 1969 Auto and property insurance
FINEOS Technology Software Dublin 1993 Software development
First Trust Bank Financials Banks Belfast 1991 One of the Big Four banks, part of Allied Irish Banks
Four Star Pizza Consumer services Food Retailers & Wholesalers Dublin 1986 Fast-food pizza chain
Fyffes Consumer goods Food products Dublin 1888 Banana and fruit importers
Glanbia Consumer goods Food products Kilkenny 1997 Nutrition
GlenDimplex Consumer goods Consumer electronics Dublin 1973 Manufacturer of consumer electrical goods
GoCar Consumer services Specialized consumer services Dublin 2008 Car sharing service
Greencore Consumer goods Food products Dublin 1991 Food conglomerate
Guineys Consumer services Apparel retailers Dublin 1971 Clothing and department stores
Guinness Consumer goods Brewers Dublin 1759 Part of Diageo (UK)
Havok Technology Software Dublin 1998 Software development, part of Microsoft (US)
Heatons Consumer services Broadline retailers Dublin 1946 Department stores, part of Sports Direct (UK)
Iarnród Éireann Consumer services Travel & tourism Dublin 1987 Passenger rail company, part of CIÉ
Independent News & Media Consumer services Publishing Dublin 1904 News publisher
Insomnia Coffee Company Consumer services Food Retailers & Wholesalers Dublin 1997 Coffee chain
Intel Ireland Technology Semiconductors Leixlip 1989 Largest manufacturing plant outside of the United States
IONA Technologies Technology Software Dublin 1991 Acquired by Progress Software in 2008
Irish Citylink Consumer services Travel & tourism Dublin 1994 Part of ComfortDelGro (Singapore)
Irish Continental Group Industrials Industrial transportation Dublin 1972 Shipping and transport
Irish Ferries Industrials Industrial transportation Dublin 1992 Part of Irish Continental Group
Johnson Controls Industrials Electrical components & equipment Cork 1885 Electronic equipment
KBC Bank Ireland Financials Banks Dublin 1973 Formerly IIB Bank
Kerry Group Consumer goods Food products Tralee 1972 Food and dairy
Laya Healthcare Financials Life insurance Little Island 1997 Private health insurance
Magnet Networks Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Dublin 2004 Broadband
Medtronic Health care Medical equipment Dublin 1949 Medical devices, operational headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota (US)
Meteor Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Dublin 1998 Merged into Eir
Metro Consumer services Travel & tourism Belfast 1973 Formerly Citybus, part of Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company
Musgrave Group Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Cork 1876 Food and grocery
National Lottery Consumer services Gambling Dublin 1987 National lottery, part of private firm Premier Lotteries Ireland
NI Railways Consumer services Travel & tourism Belfast[4] 1967 Passenger rail, part of Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company
Norkom Technology Software Dublin 1998 Now a part of Detica
Northern Ireland Electricity Utilities Conventional electricity Belfast 1991 Part of ESB Group
Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company Consumer services Travel & tourism Belfast[5] 1967 Holding company for passenger bus and rail, branded as Translink
NTR plc Utilities Alternative electricity Dublin 1978 Infrastructure development
Oatfield Consumer goods Food products Letterkenny 1927 Defunct, brand now part of Zed Candy
O'Briens Irish Sandwich Bars Consumer services Food Retailers & Wholesalers Dublin 1988 Sandwich chain, part of Abrakebabra Investments
Openet Technology Software Dublin 1999 Telecom software
Paddy Power Consumer services Gambling Dublin 1988 Betting shops
Permanent TSB Financials Life insurance Dublin 1884 Financial services, life insurance
Poplar Linens Consumer goods Clothing & accessories Westport 1949 Textile company
Penneys Consumer services Apparel retailers Dublin 1962 Part of Associated British Foods (UK)
Rabobank Ireland Financials Banks Dublin 1994 Part of Rabobank (Netherlands)
Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) Consumer services Broadcasting & Entertainment Dublin 1960 Television and radio
Ryanair Consumer services Airlines Dublin 1985 Low-cost airline
Selatra Technology Software Cork[6] 2002 Mobile games service provider
Shire Health care Pharmaceuticals Dublin 1986 Biopharmaceutical
Smart Telecom Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Dublin 1989 Telecom, defunct 2011
Smyths Consumer services Specialty retailers Galway 1986 Toy retailer
Stobart Air Consumer services Airlines Dublin 2014 Regional airline
Supermac's Consumer services Food Retailers & Wholesalers Ballybrit[7] 1978 Fast food chain
SuperValu Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Cork 1968 Supermarkets
Teilifís na Gaeilge Consumer services Broadcasting & Entertainment Baile na hAbhann 2007 Operator of TG4 and Cúla 4
Tesco Ireland Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Dublin 1997 Supermarkets, part of Tesco (UK)
The Airporter Consumer services Travel & tourism Derry 1990 Coach connection between Derry and Belfast airports
The Irish Times Consumer services Publishing Dublin 1859 Daily newspaper
Thomas Crosbie Holdings Consumer services Publishing Cork 1841 Newspaper holdings, defunct 2013
Three Ireland Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Dublin 2005 Part of CK Hutchison Holdings (Hong Kong)
Tipperary Natural Mineral Water Consumer goods Beverages Borrisoleigh 1986 Mineral water, part of the Gleeson Group
Today FM Consumer services Broadcasting & Entertainment Dublin 1997 Subsidiary of Communicorp
Transport Infrastructure Ireland Industrials Heavy construction Dublin 2015 National road and public transport infrastructure
TV3 Group Consumer services Broadcasting & Entertainment Dublin 1998 Television, part of Virgin Media Ireland
UDG Healthcare Health care Pharmaceuticals Dublin 1948 Health care support
Ulster Bank Financials Banks Dublin 1836 Big Four bank, part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (UK)
Ulsterbus Foyle Consumer services Travel & tourism Derry 2006 Bus, part of Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company
Ulsterbus Consumer services Travel & tourism Belfast 1967 Bus, part of Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company
Vhi Healthcare Financials Life insurance Purcellsinch 1957 Health insurance
Virgin Media Ireland Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Dublin 2005 Subsidiary of Liberty Global (US)
Viridian Utilities Conventional electricity Belfast 1998 Electricity generation
Vodafone Ireland Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Dublin 1984 Subsidiary of Vodafone (UK), formerly Eircell
Wireless Group Consumer services Broadcasting & Entertainment Belfast 2007 Radio and television
Wrightbus Industrials Commercial vehicles & trucks Ballymena 1946 Coach-builder
Zamano Technology Telecommunications equipment Dublin 2000 Internet and mobile technology

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeCarlo, Scott (20 July 2017). "The Fortune 2017 Global 500". Fortune.
  2. ^ BT Communications Ireland Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
  3. ^ BWG Foods Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
  4. ^ Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
  5. ^ Northern Ireland Transport Holding Co., Ltd.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
  6. ^ https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/selatra
  7. ^ Supermac's Ireland Ltd: Private Company Information - Bloomberg