IDA Ireland is the government agency responsible for promoting and securing foreign investment in Ireland. Ireland has a pro-business environment, a highly skilled talent pool, an attractive fiscal regime, and a flexible proactive culture that makes it extremely easy for companies to internationalise and grow, increasing shareholder value. Recent investments from US companies in Ireland include Dropbox, Zendesk, Quantcast, Hubspot, Etsy and Squarespace.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Deirdre’s role is to identify high growth companies for whom the Ireland model offers a positive solution for their international growth strategy and help these companies explore the opportunity fully. Deirdre has been based in Northern California since mid 2011. Prior to relocating to the US, she was based in Dublin Ireland working with Online and Games companies who set up and/or expanded their Irish Operations such as eBay/PayPal, Google, Yahoo and Zynga.