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Ireland is home to 250 of the world’s leading financial firms, including half of the world’s top 50 banks. It is a major global hub for funds, aircraft leasing, insurance and a wide range of wholesale banking activities. International banks, investment managers, insurers, aircraft lessors and other financial firms located in Ireland provide financial services to every major economy in the world.

International firms also heavily invest in Irish assets and companies and use tax efficient Irish structures. Certainly, international firms and international investment in Ireland form a critical part of Ireland’s globally recognised financial services sector, and this continues to grow – including in the areas of funds, aircraft leasing and restructuring (as further discussed below).