GEM Ireland

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report for Ireland 2021 – July

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report for Ireland 2021 has been launched.  Enterprise Ireland, supported by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, sponsored the publication, which was authored by Paula Fitzsimons of Fitzsimons Consulting and Dr Colm O’Gorman Professor of Entrepreneurship, DCU Business School.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

Ireland was involved in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) from 2000 to 2023. Paula Fitzsimons, together with co-author Dr. Colm O’Gorman, Professor of Entrepreneurship, DCU, pioneered the development of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor within Ireland. GEM is recognised as the authority on entrepreneurship on the island of Ireland, endorsed by Ministers, consulted by Department officials and government development agencies, and its findings are sought and quoted by academic researchers, students of entrepreneurship, the financial institutions, sectoral bodies, a range of commercial interests and the media.

Please note that from May 2023 Paula Fitzsimons and Colm O’Gorman are no longer national representatives for the GEM project in Ireland. For further information on GEM and the various country reports please see

We acknowledge and thank all those who have supported Ireland’s participation in GEM over many years, including those that sponsored Ireland’s participation in the project and the associated data collection costs, the members of the public that participated in the annual survey, and the experts and key informants that provided insights each year.

This website will be maintained for the moment, as a publicly available archive of previous GEM Reports for Ireland.

Click below for recent reports (pdf version – free download)

Note: Blank pages from print versions have been removed.

GEM Report_2013
GEM Report 2012

For previous editions of the report click here.