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As the voice of US companies in Ireland, the American Chamber believes the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as President of the United States marks a significant moment for the Irish-American relationship and for all those committed to deepening the ties between both countries. The American Chamber also congratulates Vice President Kamala Harris on her appointment as the first female Vice President of the United States.
Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Robert Troy T.D. together with Lieutenant Governor for California, Ms. Eleni Kounalakis, jointly launched AmCham Ireland’s Stateside guide focused on Irish companies seeking to scale their operations in California. The launch was marked by a virtual roundtable on trade and investment in association with the Consulate of Ireland in San Francisco, Enterprise Ireland, and California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).
The American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland is delighted to honour outgoing US Ambassador to Ireland, Mr. Edward F. Crawford, by conferring him with Honorary Lifetime Membership of the American Chamber in its 60th Anniversary Year.
We are pleased to announce Gareth Lambe, Head of Facebook Ireland and VP of Business Planning & Operations has been appointed President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland for 2021.
Microsoft DreamSpace, Boston Scientific Clonmel and Ulster University/Avellino are the winners of the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, jointly presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy at a special virtual event with guest of honour Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
US FDI has remained committed to Ireland during the unprecedented year of 2020 and 94% of respondents to a recent AmCham survey say their corporate headquarters in the US are positive about Ireland as an investment location. In light of the challenges ahead, such as Brexit and the predicted slowdown of the global economy, the Government must deliver a confident message to the world that Ireland is open for business.
The shortlisted organisations in the running for the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards have been announced. The event, which traditionally takes place in May will be now broadcasted on December 10 with special guests the Irish Ambassador to the US Daniel Mulhall and Minster for Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris.
The American Chamber strongly welcome’s yesterday’s Cabinet decision that from the November 29th people travelling from ‘red’ European countries will not have to restrict their movements for the full 14 days if they obtain a negative PCR test result at least five days after their arrival. We note in particular that similar arrangements will apply to people travelling from the US. We also welcome the news that Government has also approved an extra €48 million package to support the aviation sector, in addition to the increased funding allocated to Cork, Shannon and regional airports. Ireland’s connectivity is a key element of the country’s economic success, and is particularly important to the multinational sector.