Companies Companies Founded in Ireland

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List of notable businesses founded in Ireland, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Ireland. The famous Ireland companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Ireland company's names to find out even more about them.

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Élan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Élan Biotechnology Élan Corporation plc was a major drugs firm based in Dublin, Ireland, which had major interests in the United States. It was listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ELN, the Irish Stock ...more

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Airtricity is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Airtricity SSE Airtricity was founded in Ireland in 1997 and is now a renewable energy company owned by SSE plc. It is an international wind farm developer.

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ALISON is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
ALISON Education ALISON is an e-learning provider and academy founded in Galway, Ireland in 2007 by serial entrepreneur, Mike Feerick. Its stated objective is to enable people to gain basic education and ...more

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Anglo Irish Bank is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Anglo Irish Bank Anglo Irish Bank was an Irish bank headquartered in Dublin from 1964 to 2011. It began to wind-down after nationalisation in 2009. In July 2011, Anglo Irish merged with the Irish Nationwide ...more

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Avoca Handweavers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Avoca Handweavers Retail, Textile manufacturing Avoca Handweavers is a clothing manufacturing, retail and food business in Ireland. Started in Avoca, County Wicklow, it is the oldest working woollen mill in Ireland and one of the world's ...more

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Baltimore Technologies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Baltimore Technologies was a leading Irish internet security firm, with its headquarters in Dublin Ireland. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was briefly part of the FTSE 100 Index ...more

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Bank of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Commercial bank, Finance The Bank of Ireland is a commercial bank operation in Ireland and one of the traditional 'Big Four' Irish banks. Historically the premier banking organisation in Ireland, the Bank occupies a ...more

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Barry's Tea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Barry's Tea is an Irish tea company founded in 1901 by James J. Barry in Cork City. Until the 1960s, tea was sold from a shop in Prince's Street, but thereafter as a result of its increasing ...more

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Bassbin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Bassbin

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Ervia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Ervia Electricity, Natural gas Ervia, previously known as Bord Gáis or Bord Gáis Éireann, is a multi-utility company distributing pipeline natural gas and water services in Ireland. The state-owned ...more

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Bord na Móna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Bord na Móna Bord na Móna, abbreviated BNM, is a semi-state company in Ireland, created in 1946 by the Turf Development Act 1946. The company is responsible for the mechanised harvesting of peat, ...more

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Call4care is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Call4care Telecommunications call4care is a Dutch MVNO that recently became Happybel that began in the Netherlands in 2003 as a joint product of Stichting Call4Care foundation and Dutch MVNE MEC Solutions BV, using the ...more

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C&C Group is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
C&C Group C&C Group plc, is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of alcoholic drinks, particularly cider. It has production facilities across Ireland, the UK and the US but its products are sold ...more

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Dunnes Stores is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Retail Dunnes Stores, also known as Dunnes, is a retail chain that is based in Dublin, Ireland. The chain primarily sells food, clothes and household wares. In addition to its main customer base in ...more

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Eircom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Eircom Telecommunications Eircom Group Ltd. is a fixed, mobile and broadband telecommunications company in Ireland, and a former state-owned monopolist. It is the largest telecommunications operator in the Republic, with ...more

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ESB Group is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
ESB Group The Electricity Supply Board, known for short as the ESB, is a state owned electricity company in Ireland. While historically a monopoly, the ESB now operates as a commercial semi-state concern ...more

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First Trust Bank is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
First Trust Bank First Trust Bank, part of the AIB Group, is a commercial bank in Northern Ireland. It forms part of one of the Big Four banks in Ireland. The bank was created in 1991 when TSB Northern Ireland ...more

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Glanbia, Plc is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Glanbia, Plc Glanbia plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with operations in 32 countries. It has leading market positions in sports nutrition, cheese, dairy ingredients, speciality ...more

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Greencore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Greencore Greencore Group plc is a food company in Ireland. Established by the Irish Government in 1991 when they privatised Irish Sugar, today its lines span mainly convenience food related interests in ...more

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Heatons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Heatons Retail Heatons is an Irish department store, established in 1946. The store specialises in men's, women's and children's clothing and homewares. They have 52 stores around Ireland, North and South. ...more

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KBC Bank Ireland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
KBC Bank Ireland Finance KBC Bank Ireland plc is a bank in Ireland with offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Belfast. It was established in 1973 as Irish Intercontinental Bank. In 1978 KBC Bank, which is ...more

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Imera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Imera Imera was a subsidiary of Norwegian offshore services company Oceanteam ASA located in Dublin and Amsterdam. The company was created by merger of a privately owned Irish company Imera Power and ...more

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Independent News & Media is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Independent News & Media Newspaper Independent News & Media plc is a media organisation based in Dublin, Ireland, with interests in 22 countries on 4 continents worldwide. The company owns over 200 print titles, more than 130 ...more

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Intel Ireland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Intel Ireland Intel Ireland's parent company – the giant U.S. based Intel microprocessor business – is a public company trading on the NASDAQ exchange. Intel decided in 1989 to build its European ...more

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Irish Progressive Services Int... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Finance Irish Progressive Services International Ltd was founded in 1998 to provide third-party administration of life assurance operations within the European market. IPSI's client companies distribute ...more

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Irish Ferries is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Irish Ferries Irish Ferries is a division of Irish Continental Group plc, an Irish maritime group. The company operates passenger and freight routes between Ireland, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, ...more

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Permanent tsb Group Holdings P... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Finance, Financial Services Permanent TSB Group Holdings p.l.c., formerly Irish Life and Permanent, Plc is a provider of personal financial services in Ireland. During the Irish banking crisis the group was split. The ...more

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Kerry Group is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Kerry Group Kerry Group is a public food company headquartered in Ireland. It is quoted on the Dublin ISEQ and London stock exchanges.

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Kinviro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Kinviro

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Londonderry and Lough Swilly R... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Transportation, Public transport The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company was an Irish public transport and freight company that operated in parts of County Londonderry and County Donegal between 1853 and 2014. ...more

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Meridio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Meridio Software

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Danske Bank (Ireland) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Danske Bank (Ireland) Danske Bank, formerly known as the National Irish Bank, is a bank operating in the Republic of Ireland. The bank is a subsidiary of the Danske Bank Group which is headquartered in Copenhagen. ...more

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Danske Bank is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Danske Bank Financial Services Danske Bank is a commercial bank in Northern Ireland. Northern Bank was one of the oldest banks in Ireland having been formed in 1809, and formed part of one of the Big Four banks in Ireland. ...more

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NTL Ireland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
NTL Ireland NTL Communications Limited was a cable television and Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service company in Ireland. As of 2005 it was owned by Liberty Global Europe, having been divested by ...more

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NTR plc is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
NTR plc Founded in 1978, NTR plc has a strong track record in developing and operating infrastructure in Ireland and internationally. Today, NTR plc is a leading investor in renewable energy. NTR plc ...more

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Parker Green is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Parker Green Parker Green, is a multinational corporation headquartered in Newry, Northern Ireland, active in developing and investing in property across three key markets 1) United Kingdom, Ireland and ...more

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Primark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Retail Primark is an Irish clothing retailer operating in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and soon the United States. It was founded and ...more

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Steorn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Information technology, Energy industry Steorn Ltd is a small, private technology development company in Dublin, Ireland. It announced in August 2006 it had developed a technology which provides "free, clean, and constant ...more

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SuperValu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Retail, Supermarket SuperValu is a supermarket chain in Ireland and Spain, owned by the Musgraves wholesaler firm. Its headquarters is located in Cork and has stores across the island of Ireland.

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TERMINALFOUR is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
TERMINALFOUR Enterprise software, Software industry TERMINALFOUR is a leading developer and provider of web content management systems and services. It specializes in providing WCMS to educational institutions, government and international ...more

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Tesco Ireland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Retail Tesco Ireland is the Irish arm of supermarket group Tesco and controlled 28% of the grocery market as recently as 2012. Tesco Ireland was formed by the Tesco PLC 1997 takeover of the Irish ...more

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The Michael Jackson Company, I... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
The Michael Jackson Company, Inc.

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Ulster Bank is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Ulster Bank Financial Services Ulster Bank is a large commercial bank, and one of the traditional Big Four Irish banks. The Ulster Bank Group is subdivided into two separate legal entities, Ulster Bank Limited and Ulster Bank ...more

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Havok is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Video game Havok is an Irish computer software company that provides interactive software and services for digital media creators in the video game and movie industries. Havok works in partnership with ...more

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S3 Group is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Software, Computer hardware S3 Group is a technology company that provides software, and professional services to operators, OEM's, semiconductors and healthcare providers. Founded in 1986 as Silicon & Software ...more

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Rockall Marine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Rockall Marine Marine Cargo Handling Rockall Marine offers project management in shore-based services to the offshore oil and gas sectors. Rockall Marine is a division of The Rockall Group and is based at Killybegs Port, Donegal, ...more

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Smyths is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Smyths Retail Smyths Toys Superstores is a leading provider of children's toys and entertainment products with 68 stores throughout Ireland and the UK. The Irish superstore chain was founded c.1987 in ...more

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Daon, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Daon, Inc. Software Daon is an international biometrics and identity assurance software company founded in 1999 by Irish entrepreneur Dermot Desmond. The name, Daon, was chosen because it stems from the Celtic word ...more

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Fred Wolf Films is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
Animation Fred Wolf Films is an American animation studio founded in the 1960s by Fred Wolf and Jimmy Murakami. It was originally founded as MW. The studio produced The Point, the first U.S. animated ...more

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myguideTravel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in Ireland
myguideTravel myguideTravel was parent company to a number of travel companies around the world, namely myguideIreland, myguideBritain, myguideScotland and myguideNewEngland. The company was led by CEO Cormac ...more