Ireland faces an uncertain future when its biggest trading partner, the United Kingdom, leaves the European Union in order to forge new commercial ties with economies around the world.

But it's also capitalizing on the uncertainly linked to Britain's departure, snapping-up an increasing share of foreign direct investment and new job creation as companies look to Dublin, and beyond, as the new home-base for European investment ambition.

TheStreet sat down with Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, a semi-state agency tasked with promoting inward investment, to get his outlook on the Republic's place in post-Brexit Europe.