Like France, Ireland also has incentives for filming there, and the film board state that they have a Research and Development Tax Credit that is aimed at achieving technological advancement and improving current technologies.
KFTV go through the stages and planning of filming abroad and some of the benefits of doing so.
This link will be useful in talking about Guardians of the Galaxy because it is mentioned in the article, and talks about how filming in the UK offers incentives.
This can be used as an example, but not a direct one, that there are good reasons for filming in certain locations. France for example has a tax incentive, the currency rate fairs well, though to relate to the LO more so the technology and facilities there are ‘state of the art’.
This gives evidence to how a lot of hollywood films are still shot in the USA, but filmmakers do film outside of the US and in foreign countries.