Did you know that Ireland is home to 8 of the top 10 global technology companies and 15 of the top 25 medical devices firms. We produce enough beef each year to feed 30 million Europeans. 1 out of every 5 burgers served in McDonalds in Europe is Irish beef. Find out more in this 3 minute overview. Ireland by the Numbers (Script) Ireland means business for the world 960 foreign companies – employing 138000 workers – cutting edge – technology – research – IT hardware and – software – pharmaceuticals – medical devices Home to some of the world s leading companies: 8 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies 15 of the top 25 in medical devices More than 50% of the world s leading financial services firms 8 of the top 10 technology companies. In fact the total US investment into Ireland is greater than into: – Brazil – Russia – India – and China – COMBINED. More food for thought ? – Ireland produces enough beef each year for 30 m Europeans – In fact we re the largest exporter of beef in Europe and the fourth largest in the world – One out of five burgers served in McDonalds across Europe is Irish beef Speaking of cows: – Ireland exports 80% of its dairy production – We make 15% of the world s infant formula We re taking care of people in other ways: – 10 of the world s top-selling prescription drugs are made in Ireland Ireland is a giant in medical technology More than 24000 people are employed by 160 medical technology companies in Ireland and 80 of these companies are …
September 23, 2011
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