As Ireland becomes a more international society and economy, demands for translation services are expanding. In business, translators are required to aid business deals between companies and legal and financial documents need to be translated with a high degree of accuracy. In publishing the translation of books and articles is a major part of the industry.
In almost any industry that produces goods or services in more than one country, those products need to be localised. This can mean minor changes, such as creating instructing manuals in the appropriate language or major overhauls, for example video games will need every piece of text changed and may even require changes to the narrative.
The EU employs many translators, to ensure the functioning of the European Institutions and facilitate access to the institutions for the public.