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Latest Press Releases from the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland

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15/04/2014 Ethicon Biosurgery to invest €80 million in Irish facility
The American Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement that Ethicon Biosurgery, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family, is to invest €80 million in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ireland. The company is a worldwide leader in hemostasis and sealing solutions.
10/04/2014 SurveyMonkey to open Irish office
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland today welcomed the announcement that SurveyMonkey, a leading online questionnaire platform, is to open an office in Dublin. The company‘s mobile and online platforms offer customers the opportunity to create, send and analyse questionnaires on any given topic. The site has over 2 million survey responses every day.
02/04/2014 Take off of DUB-SFO route
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has welcomed the commencement of a direct flight linking Dublin to San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
01/04/2014 NCC Report highlights need for renewed focus on competitiveness
Ireland needs a continued focus on competitiveness to ensure it continues to win Foreign Direct Investment. This was the message of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland following the release of a new report by the National Competitiveness Council today.
27/03/2014 Intel invest $5 billion in Ireland
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has today congratulated Intel on its 25th anniversary in Ireland and its progress in its $5 billion campus upgrade.
24/03/2014 Ruairi Quinn TD - Chamber Conversations
Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD is the participant in the latest edition of the Chamber Conversations Series. Chamber Conversations place key stakeholders to the US business community in Ireland in direct conversation with the membership of the Chamber, in the form of webcasted interviews.
14/03/2014 Chamber welcomes ICT Skills Action Plan
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has welcomed the publication today of the ICT Skills Action Plan by Minister Bruton and Minister Quinn, saying it is an important statement of intent by the Government, which recognises the opportunities to be realised by making Ireland a global leader in ICT talent.
11/03/2014 ISPCC Shield Campaign
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland is delighted to be partnering with the ISPCC for 2014 as our annual Charity of the Year. The ISPCC is Ireland's oldest and best known children's charity. The ISPCC has a long, proud history of service delivery and advocacy on behalf of children. Their mission is to advocate on behalf of all children in Ireland and to provide a range of independent unique services which are preventative and empowering in nature.
07/03/2014 Mark Redmond starts as Chief Executive
Mr. Mark Redmond has officially taken up the position as Chief Executive of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, the representative body for US multinational companies in the country.
03/03/2014 Potentially a pivotal year for FDI in the Western Region
This is potentially a pivotal year for FDI in the Western Region, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, which said that significant opportunities exist to enhancing the region’s offering to potential investors
27/02/2014 American Chamber President calls for greater urgency in trade talks
Ireland, along with the global economy, still stands between threat and opportunity but a speedy resolution to EU-US trade talks could copper-fasten the recovery, according to American Chamber of Commerce President Louise Phelan. Ms Phelan was addressing the Annual President’s Lunch of the American Chamber in Dublin today. Today’s lunch was sponsored by Barclays Bank Ireland.
27/02/2014 American Chamber welcomes Action Plan for Jobs 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014 The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, has welcomed the publication of the Government's Action Plan for Jobs 2014 and, in particular, the proposed actions in relation to competitiveness, inward investment, and continuing support for innovation and R&D.
27/01/2014 Tyco to create 500 jobs in Cork
The announcement that Tyco is establishing a Business service centre in Cork has been welcomed by the American Chamber of Commerce. The investment of will create up to 500 jobs over the next 3 years.
20/01/2014 Louise Phelan Appointed President
Louise Phelan, Vice President Global Operations at PayPal has been appointed President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, which represents the interests of 700 US companies in Ireland employing over 115,000 people.
20/01/2014 Louise Phelan - Chamber Conversations
President of the American Chamber 2014, Louise Phelan, outlines her priorities for the year ahead.
06/01/2014 FDI in Ireland 2013
IDA Ireland has released its figures for job growth in 2013. According to the Irish Government agency responsible for foreign direct investment, 13,367 new jobs were created by IDA client companies in the past twelve months. The net increase of employment, at 7,071, is the highest level of job creation in over a decade.
03/12/2013 OECD PISA results encouraging
Ireland's results in the latest OECD PISA Report show encouraging signs of improvements within the education system, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland
27/11/2013 Thanksgiving: Bailout exit a major milestone for economic recovery
Thursday, 28th November 2013 The President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has warned that Ireland will remain under international scrutiny as the country re-enters the bond markets and that the Government must continue to take the necessary strategic decisions to remain on the path to growth.
26/11/2013 Mark Redmond Appointed Chief Executive of the American Chamber
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, the representative body for US multinational companies in Ireland has appointed Mr. Mark Redmond as its new Chief Executive.
30/10/2013 Audit Tender
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland invites tenders from Registered Auditors in the Republic of Ireland for its annual audit for the year ended 31 December 2013 and subsequent years. The tender document may be requested from info@amcham.ie. Completed applications should be received by 7th November 2013.
22/10/2013 Government must prioritise implementation of R&D Tax Credit Review
The publication of the review of the R&D Tax Credit is welcome and priority must now be given to implementing its recommendations so that Ireland ‘ups its game’ and can compete effectively for R&D investment, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. 70% of companies who conduct R&D activity in Ireland are foreign multinationals.
24/10/2013 Budget 2014 Response
International Tax Strategy provides welcome certainty - American Chamber of Commerce American Chamber of Commerce Budget Response Tuesday, October 10th 2013 The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, the body representing the 700 US companies in Ireland who employ 115,000 has welcomed the focus on job creation that it said was central to today's budget.
30/09/2013 Irish-US Economic Relationship 2013
Irish-US Economic Relationship 2013
03/10/2013 US Investment in Ireland Surges Ahead in past 5 years
Thursday, 3 October 2013 The economic relationship between Ireland and the US has strengthened considerably over the past five years despite the global recession according to a new report commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. The report reveals that US firms invested more capital in Ireland over the five-year period starting in 2008 and ending in 2012, than in the previous 58 years combined. Perhaps of even greater significance, that level of investment was roughly 14 times
03/10/2013 The People of FDI (Video)
Behind the impressive series of stats and facts that outline the Irish-US Economic Relationship is the true story of those 115,000 people who work in US companies in Ireland. Here is that story...

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