The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has welcomed today's news that Apple is to open a new data centre in Galway with a €850m investment.
The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards recognise excellence in research innovation in Ireland as a result of US foreign direct investment.
US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards - Call for Nominations Opens Today
The commitment to a national talent drive will be welcomed by the leaders of US FDI in Ireland who are engaged in a global battle for talent
Eamonn Sinnott, a Vice President of Intel Corporation and the company's General Manager in Ireland has been appointed as the President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland for 2015. Speaking at a media briefing today Mr. Sinnott, emphasised the importance of US FDI to the Irish economy and set out the Chamber's views on where Ireland's focus should be in relation to the key area of maintaining and increasing US investment in Ireland.
IDA Ireland has reported a strong performance in 2014 with the creation of over 15,000 new jobs. When job losses were taken into account, the net increase in employment was over 7,000, one of the highest net levels of job creation in a decade.