The U.S. site Twitter microblogging will establish one of its international headquarters in Ireland, announced Tuesday the authorities of the island, which attracts many multinational companies with lower taxes on businesses.
“Ireland is popular. Twitter will establish an international headquarters in Dublin,” said the Irish Agency for Industrial Development … in a tweet.
The American group, which has offices in London and Tokyo, is looking to expand outside the United States.
“This is a great victory” and “confirms our status as European Capital of the Internet”, welcomed the Irish Minister for Employment, Richard Bruton.
Many groups of high technology or computer – Dell, Facebook, Google, Intel or Microsoft – have already established in Ireland where the corporate tax rate is only 12.5%, one of the lowest in Europe.
The Irish Government has consistently refused to increase this rate, despite pressure from other European countries and a severe economic and fiscal crisis.
Ireland has benefited from an aid package of 85 billion euros concluded there is almost a year with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help fill a deficit caused abyssal by the sinking of its banking sector.
Sign that the situation has since improved, Ireland in the second quarter growth of 1.6%, confirming the rebound of the economy.