"Irish" companies employ nearly 141,600 workers in the US through foreign direct investment (FDI) and is the eighth biggest investor in America, according to a league table from the Brookings Institution.
"The Irish capital region hosts the headquarters of accounting giant Accenture, medical equipment supplier Covidien, building materials conglomerate CRH, and diversified industrial companies Ingersoll-Rand and Cooper Industries, to name a few. In total, Dublin-based companies employ nearly 141,600 US workers through FDI," it said.
However, the report fails to take in to account the fact that all bar CRH in its list are actually US multinational companies with a base in Dublin.
CRH employs around 37,000 in the US and Canada.
Its report found that 5.6 million U.S. workers - about 5pc of the entire workforce - are employed in the domestic operations of companies majority-owned by a foreign parent.
"Altogether, these foreign parent companies hail from at least 115 different countries and 445 different global city-regions. Here we profile the top 10 global home bases for FDI in the United States, measured in terms of the number jobs in the U.S. operations of companies headquartered there," it said.