Ireland is a small, modern, English-speaking economy situated off the west coast of the U.K. and mainland Europe. It is an island of charm, warm hospitality and beautiful scenery and a safe and clean environment.

Our capital, Dublin, is the birthplace of writers like Oscar Wilde and James Joyce, and home of the world famous Guinness beer. The Book of Kells, the most famous medieval manuscript, housed in Trinity College Dublin, is well known around the world and a must-see when visiting Ireland.

And of course, Ireland has a long history of traditional music, song and dance, with many famous songwriters, singers, dancers, musicians and bands, and the world renowned spectacular Riverdance – a theatrical show featuring traditional Irish music and dance.

In addition to Irish culture, Ireland is known throughout the world for its clean, unpolluted air, fresh Atlantic ocean and lush green grass. It’s beautiful scenery has been the location for many famous films. Scenes from Harry Potter were filmed at the Cliffs of Moher, which were also visited by Xi Jinping on his visit to Ireland in 2012, and the spectacular Skellig Michael island features in the most recent Star Wars films.

From a business perspective, Ireland is the only English speaking member of the European Union and Eurozone. It presents a number of unique advantages and opportunities for Chinese companies and business executives wishing to explore European market opportunities and establish a European base.

Ireland has a young population, excellent education system and the low 12.5{cb0c752182938c94675062f13e1cd3627be4582b221ffb2855f10900e39363dc} corporate tax rate on profits is particularly attractive. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is an important business and financial centre and an ideal gateway to the European Union. It is only one hour flying time from London in the UK and is also very well connected with all major European countries.