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Ireland’s Top 1000 companies record high €36 billion in 2015

Written by Sim Pinder, on 20th May 2016. Posted in Economy

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Profits at Ireland’s Top 1000 companies roared to a record high of some €36 billion in the 2016 Irish Times survey. Key domestic companies are in the top ten, alongside globally recognized multi-national corporations;

1. CRH (Construction)
2. Microsoft (Technology)
3. Eaton Corp (Manufacturing)
4. Google (Technology)
5. Medtronic plc (Pharma)
6. DCC (Energy)
7. Allergan Inc. (Pharma)
8. Ingersoll-Rand (Construction)
9. Dell Ireland (Technology)
10. Apple Ireland (Technology)

The largest presence in the top 1000 are in the Retail sector with 190 companies in the top 1,000; Business Technology contribute 137, with Irelands globally known food brands, such as Glanbia, Kerry Group and  Moy Park making up the 132 food companies in the top 1000.

Innovative health tech companies, alongside Ireland’s ever strengthening pharma industry contribute 102 and 96 companies respectively in the Irish Times top 1000.

The Irish Times report that on a net basis (subtracting losses from the profit figure), profits of the 1000 companies rose to € 28 billion (or € 36bn in total), up considerably from the figure of € 22.4bn reported in the 2015 survey.

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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