Ireland

Region: Europe and North America
 

Classification of economies by geographic region is based on that of the United Nations Statistics Division.

High Income
 

Based on the income levels set out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Competitiveness Report. However, the groupings are slightly different due to the numbers of economies covered. For GEM, the low income group contains both those classified as low income and lower middle by WEF, and the middle income group has those that WEF groups as upper middle. High income is the same for both GEM and WEF.

Population: 4.8 million (2018)
 

Population data is from the World Bank, except Palestinian Territories World Population Review and Taiwan Worldometers

GDP Growth: 7.2% (2017)
 

GDP growth data is from the World Economic Outlook Database, except Palestinian Territories Worldometers

GDP Per Capita: $68,723 (2017)
 

GDP per capita data is from the World Economic Outlook Database, except Palestinian Territories Worldometers

Ireland Reports

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  • Year of publication: 2019
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2020-06-26

  • Thanks to Enterprise Ireland, with the support of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ireland has been a part of the global consortium since 2000 and the Irish GEM team report annually on entrepreneurship indicators within Ireland and across countries. The results of GEM research in Ireland in 2019 indicate that the start-up rate increased year on year and that all age groups were actively involved with an increase of entrepreneurial activity among those under thirty. The level of those that aspire to be an entrepreneur in the next three years is high for both men and women. An expectation on employment growth by entrepreneurs in Ireland is also very significant relative to other countries across the OECD but the focus has decreased on attracting international customers. Ireland is ranked first across the OECD in terms of jobs growth expectation. 2019 saw a welcome increase in the rate of informal investment in a new business started by someone else. The majority of such investors were investing in a business started by someone known to them. In the past three years, the total value of this investment is approximately €600 million. While the results of the latest GEM research show many positives for entrepreneurship in Ireland, the previous experience with the financial crisis suggests that the negative impact of Covid-19 could last a number of years, with a decrease in the number of owner managers of established businesses and a fall off in the rate of early stage entrepreneurial activity.
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/50493
GEM Ireland 2019 Report
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  • Year of publication: 2019
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2019-08-16

  • The latest GEM Report for Ireland, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland with the support of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, was released on 12th August 2019. Heather Humphries, TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation welcomed the findings of the report and noted that • Early stage Entrepreneurs in Ireland have high growth ambitions, ranking first against comparator countries • Ireland moves into 5th place among EU countries for those who aspire to be entrepreneurs • Entrepreneurs are highly regarded in Ireland. You can read the Minister’s comments in full and those of Rowena Dwyer, Head of Policy and Planning in Enterprise Ireland on the link below: https://dbei.gov.ie/en/News-And-Events/Department-News/2019/August/12082019a.html
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/50276
GEM Ireland 2018 Report
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  • Year of publication: 2019
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2019-08-16

  • The latest GEM Report for Ireland,which is sponsored by Enterprise Ireland with the support of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, was released on 12th August 2019. It included a Foreword from Heather Humphreys, TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The Minister welcomed the findings of the report noting in particular that • Early stage Entrepreneurs in Ireland have high growth ambitions, ranking first against comparator countries; • Ireland moves into 5th place among EU countries for those who aspire to be entrepreneurs;and • Entrepreneurs are more highly regarded in Ireland than are they are in France, Germany and Italy You can read the Minister’s comments and those of Rowena Dwyer, Head of Policy and Planning in Enterprise Ireland on the link below: https://dbei.gov.ie/en/News-And-Events/Department-News/2019/August/12082019a.html
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/50277
GEM Ireland 2018 Report
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GEM Ireland 2017 Report
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GEM Ireland 2016 Report
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