Country Analysis Report: Ireland, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Published: December 2013

Publisher: MarketLine

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Pages: 76

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Report description

Ireland, like most other OECD and EU countries, has experienced rapid growth in the services sector; indeed, its significance in the international market has far surpassed the expectations of the Irish government. In 2012, the services sector generated an estimated 65.1% of Ireland’s total GDP and accounted for around 49.6% of Irish exports.

Features and benefits

  • Understand how Ireland can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country.
  • Gain an understanding of the political situation in Ireland, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand customer demographics in Ireland through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

Highlights

The PESTLE analysis of Ireland identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.

The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Ireland, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.

The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Ireland's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.

Your key questions answered

  • How does Ireland perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
  • What is the legal structure in Ireland and are the laws conducive to investment?
  • How does Ireland perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
  • How does Ireland perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

Table of contents


OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
Key fundamentals

KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
Key facts
Geographic location

PESTLE ANALYSIS
Summary
Political analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Economic analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Social analysis
Overview
Current strengths;
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Technological analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Legal analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks

POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1950s

1950–90

1991–2011
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Structure of legislature
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook

ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution

1949–89

1990–2000

2001–07
Structure and policies
Financial system
Performance
GDP and growth rate
GDP composition by sector
Fiscal situation
Current account
Exports and imports
Public Debt
External debt
International investment position
Foreign exchange position
Credit rating
Monetary situation
Employment
Outlook

SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Healthcare
Social welfare
Performance
Healthcare
Income distribution
Education
Outlook

TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Intellectual property
Research and development
Performance
Telecom and Internet
Outlook

LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Judicial system
Legislation affecting business
Taxation
Labor laws
Corporate governance
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook

ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental regulations
Environmental actions
Participation in global efforts, agreements, and pacts
Performance
Environmental impact
Outlook

APPENDIX
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By market: Ireland (in Europe)