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Welcome to our news room. Here you will find all the latest news from the American Chamber as well as US companies in Ireland. If you would like to receive regular news updates, sign up for our weekly email FDI Focus.

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Initiative to bring back home Talent wins Innovation Challenge

LiveWorkPlayIreland overcame nine other competing teams to claim the inaugural #WorldofTalent Innovation Challenge title.

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American Chamber launches #WorldofTalent Innovation Challenge

Over one hundred participants have gathered from across member companies of the American Chamber to develop concepts and ideas that could solve some of the biggest challenges facing Ireland’s economy today.

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Opening statement to the Oireachtas Finance Committee on EU State Aid Investigation

Read the transcript of the American Chamber's opening statement presented by CEO Mark Redmond to the Oireachtas Finance Committee on EU State Aid Investigation

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Ireland must stay focused on competitiveness & new opportunities in the changing global environment

Incoming President of the American Chamber of Commerce, James O’Connor, Managing Director of Microsoft EMEA Operations Centre, says it is imperative that Ireland is ‘match fit’ for the challenges ahead in the changing global environment, highlighting cost competitiveness, education and infrastructure as some of the key areas which Ireland needs to focus on to ensure that the country continues to be top of mind for investment decisions.

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American Chamber pays tribute to the late TK Whitaker

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has paid tribute to the late Dr. TK Whitaker following the announcement of his passing. The Chamber said “Dr. Whitaker’s ideas and policies have been instrumental for decades in attracting foreign direct investment into Ireland, which has been so beneficial to the economy as a whole.”

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Apple State Aid case

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland notes that the European Commission has now published the Final Decision in the Apple State Aid case. The Chamber is aware an application has been lodged by Ireland to the General Court of the EU to annul the decision.

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Ambassador Kevin F O'Malley receives the inaugural Kennedy-Lemass Medal at Thanksgiving ceremony

Ambassador Kevin F O'Malley has become the first recipient of the Kennedy-Lemass Medal in the presence of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and 870 guests at a ceremony organised by the American Chamber of Commerce today during the annual Thanksgiving Lunch at The Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road. The inaugural Kennedy-Lemass medal was awarded to the Ambassador by the American Chamber to acknowledge his outstanding contribution to deepening the US-Ireland relationship.

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Chamber statement on the outcome of the US Election

Speaking following the US election result, American Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Mark Redmond said: The American Chamber congratulates President- elect Donald Trump on the outcome of the US election. As the voice of the 700 US companies in Ireland, the American Chamber looks forward to continuing the productive dialogue with the representatives of President-elect Trump’s new Administration that it has enjoyed with all previous US administrations over the Chamber’s 55 year history.