From Europe’s largest green space to the longest defined coastal touring route in the world, Ireland is a country brimming with adventure and beauty. People travel from far and wide to discover a culture that is brought to life in music, dance and stories. Ireland’s geography comprises relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland. Its lush vegetation is a product of its mild but changeable climate, which is free of extremes in temperature.
The Irish economy is the fastest growing in the Eurozone and is the 6th most competitive economy in the world. Subsequently, Ireland has been named the best country in the world for attracting high – value foreign direct investment for six consecutive years. Ireland is home to many of the world’s leading technology companies, most notably Google, Intel, Facebook and Twitter.
Regarding research impact, Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world. Ireland is ranked 2nd in the world for education in chemistry and 4th for mathematics. Trinity College Dublin is arguably the most prestigious university in Ireland.