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PESTLE Analysis of Ireland 2015

PESTLE Analysis of Ireland 2015

Ireland’s economy is dominated by the service sector, which contributed approximately 72% tothe total GDP in 2014. The country went through the global recession in 2009, but strongfundamentals have led the country to survive the crisis. Mining and quarrying makes the majorcontribution to GDP at 25.9%. Ireland presents strong investment opportunities in IT businessand computer hardware. Ireland is one of the leading exporters of IT business services andcomputer hardware across the world. Information technology is the leading industry in Ireland.Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed thepolitical, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental factors of Ireland and hascome up with a comprehensive research report, “PESTLE Analysis of Ireland 2015”. This reportprovides an analysis of Ireland’s economy from historical, current, and future perspectives.SWOT analysis, scenario analysis, and risk analysis of Ireland are also included in the report.The report also includes forecast of the economic growth through 2020.

The report highlights various drivers and challenges which have influenced investment decisionsin the economy. Ireland is a politically stable country and a parliamentary representativedemocratic republic. Ireland is a net exporter country, and it mainly exports commercial ITservices, chemical, and pharmaceutical products. Ireland’s economic growth is mainly driven byexports, but the country also imports some such products as mineral fuels, oil, and machineries.Ireland is intensively involved in foreign trade. Huge investment opportunities lie in sectors suchas organized retail, healthcare, education, residential housing, and banking and financial.Demographic dividend acts as a strength for Ireland’s population which was 4.3 billion in 2014.The country’s young population is approximately 55.4% of the total population, leading to a highdomestic demand. The country, however, is facing challenges, such as high debt risk.

This unique report from Lucintel will provide you with valuable information, insights, and toolsneeded to identify new growth opportunities and operate your business successfully in thismarket. This report will save hundreds of hours of your own personal research time and willsignificantly benefit you in expanding your business in this market. In today’s stringent economy,you need every advantage that you can find.

Features of This Report:

To make business, investment, and strategic decisions, you need timely, useful information. Thismarket report fulfills this core need and is an indispensable reference guide for multinationalmaterials suppliers, product manufacturers, investors, executives, distributors, and many morethat operate in this market.

Some of the features of “PESTLE Analysis of Ireland 2015” include:

  • Trend and forecast for key macroeconomic variables that are useful to make major investment decision
  • Analysis on economic activity, investment environment, and trade structure of the country
  • Major industries in Ireland and its contribution to GPD
  • Trends in savings, investments, and consumptions
  • Analysis of Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, and Environmental scenarios as well as their impact on different industries
  • Analyses on geographical importance and social structure such as labor quality
  • Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat (SWOT) analysis of Ireland


1. Executive Summary
2. Ireland Political Analysis
2.1: Structure and stability of government
2.2: Government changes and policy stability
2.2.1: Policy agenda- reforms and future plans
3. Ireland Economic Analysis
3.1: GDP growth rate and sectoral contribution to GDP
3.2: Scenario analysis-future economic growth scenario of Ireland
3.3: Pricing trends-recent developments
3.4: Major economic growth drivers- consumption, saving, and investment
3.5: International trade and its contribution to GDP
3.6: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - pattern of investment
4. Ireland Economic and Business Risk Analysis
4.1: Risk in financial sector
4.1.1: Risk in current account balance
4.1.2: Risk in Balance of Payment (BOP)
4.1.3: Government revenue and expenditure
4.1.4: External debt and default risk
4.1.5: Risk in foreign exchange reserves and exchange rate
4.2: Credibility in debt market
5. Ireland Social Analysis
5.1: Social and demographic analysis
5.2: Labor market- quality and availability
5.3: Social development index
6. Ireland R&D and Technological Factors
6.1: R&D expenditure-technological changes
6.2: Impact of technology in industry
6.3: Technology policy
7. Ireland Legal Analysis
7.1: Company law
7.2: Labor law
7.3: Tax law
7.4: Economic policies- recent developments
7.5: Doing business in Ireland 2014- process to establish a business
8. Ireland Environmental Analysis
8.1: Environmental policy
9. SWOT Analysis-Search of Potential Opportunities in Ireland
List of Figures
Chapter 3. Ireland Economic Analysis
Figure 3.1: Global economic scenario
Figure 3.2: Trend of real GDP growth rate
Figure 3.3: Future economic growth scenario of Ireland
Figure 3.4: Trend of per capita income
Figure 3.5: GDP sectoral contribution, 2012
Figure 3.6: Share of different sectors to GDP
Figure 3.7: Trend of leading industries in Ireland
Figure 3.8: Annual trend of inflation and interest rate
Figure 3.9: Trend of savings and investments as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.10: Trend of consumption expenditure as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.11: Ireland’s international trade structure
Figure 3.12: Exports and imports as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.13: Trend of FDI inflows in Ireland
Chapter 4. Ireland Economic and Business Risk Analysis
Figure 4.1: Trend of current account balance and percentage of GDP
Figure 4.2: Terms of trade of Ireland
Figure 4.3: Trend of balance of payment
Figure 4.4: Trend of gross government debt as percentage of GDP
Figure 4.5: Trend of fiscal balance as percentage of GDP
Figure 4.6: Trend of gross government debt
Figure 4.7: Trend of foreign exchange reserves and exchange rate
Chapter 5. Ireland Social Analysis
Figure 5.1: Political map of Ireland
Figure 5.2: Trend of population in Ireland
Figure 5.3: Population age structure
Figure 5.4: Trend of unemployment rate in Ireland
Chapter 6. Ireland R&D and Technological Factors
Figure 6.1: Trend of R&D expenditure in Ireland
List of Tables
Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Table 1.1: Factors affecting business in Ireland
Chapter 2. Ireland Political Analysis
Table 2.1: Political Factors and their Impact on Business
Chapter 3. Ireland Economic Analysis
Table 3.1: Factors affecting industrial growth
Table 3.2: Economic factors and their impact on business
Table 3.3: Economic insights of Ireland
Chapter 4. Ireland Economic and Business Risk Analysis
Table 4.1: Credit rating of countries by Moody’s, Fitch, and S&P
Chapter 5. Ireland Social Analysis
Table 5.1: Corruption, GINI, homicide, and human development index
Table 5.2: Social factors and their impact on business
Chapter 6. Ireland R&D and Technological Factors
Table 6.1: Technological Factors and their Impact on Business
Chapter 7. Ireland Legal Analysis
Table 7.1: Tax rates in Ireland, 2013
Table 7.2: Indicators for starting business
Table 7.3: Ranking in 2013 for ease of doing business
Table 7.4: Legal factors and their impact on business
Chapter 8. Ireland Environmental Analysis
Table 8.1: Environmental factors and their impact on business

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