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Automotive Shopping Website CarGurus to establish European HQ in Dublin

Online car sales website CarGurus is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin over the next three years as it plans to establish its European headquarters in Dublin. The office will be the Boston based companys' first branch location outside the U.S. and will be a hub for the Inside Sales, Dealer Account Services and Technical Development teams that will build CarGurus’ country-specific operations in Europe.

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Irish US Economic Relationship 2016

The share of US FDI in Europe that Ireland is attracting has steadily increased in recent years according to a new report commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. The Irish-US Economic Relationship 2016 researched and written by US academic and Wall Street economist Joseph Quinlan, was launched today at the American Chamber 2016 President’s Lunch in the Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin.

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US companies among ‘Best places to Work’

Great Place to Work, the organisation which identifies and classifies the world’s best workplaces held their annual awards ceremony yesterday to celebrate the best companies in Ireland to work for. The 700 US companies with operations in Ireland were well represented and featured highly across all of the main categories with six out of the top ten companies in the large category (251+ employees) being US based.

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MSD to create 200 new jobs in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary

Leading healthcare company MSD will create 200 new jobs across three of its Irish manufacturing sites by the end of 2016. MSD is recruiting experienced professionals for positions based at MSD’s locations in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary. The new roles include Operations, Quality, Engineering, Supply Chain, and Commercial Operations.

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EU-US Privacy Shield

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has welcomed the agreement reached today by the EU and US on Transatlantic data transfers.

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Bob Savage appointed President 2016

There are potentially serious implications for both businesses and individuals if a new data transfer mechanism is not agreed between the EU and US according to the newly appointed President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, Bob Savage. Mr. Savage, who is Vice President of EMC and General Manager of EMC’s Global Centre of Excellence in Cork, was speaking to the media to mark his appointment as American Chamber President.

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EU Commission Taxation Proposals

The American Chamber has responded to the proposals issued today by the European Commission in relation increased transparency in international taxation.

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National Skills Strategy

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have launched the new National Skills Strategy 2025. The Strategy identifies Ireland’s current skills profile, provides a strategic vision and specific objectives for Ireland’s future skills requirements, and sets out a road map for how the vision and objectives can be achieved.