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Brendan Smith and Abbvie Sligo win American Chamber Community and Sustainability Awards

Brendan Smith and Abbvie were honoured as this year’s winners of the Cairdeas (friendship) and Créafóg (Earth) Awards. The Awards were given at a dinner to mark the end of West Northwest US-Ireland Business Conference

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US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

FotoNation Allergy Standards and UNESCO Chair Institute of Technology Tralee were the overall winners of the 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, jointly presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner in the Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin on Friday night.

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Chamber Welcomes Speaker Pelosi

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland welcomed Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and a Congressional Delegation, which included Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee Richard Neal to a special reception hosted at the Westbury Hotel.

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Nine nominations for the 2019 US Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Now in their fifth year, The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards recognise excellence in research innovation, creation and invention by an organisation, as a result of US foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ireland. The winners will be announced on 17 May at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner.

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Chamber hosts inaugural US-Ireland Business Conference

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland today hosted its inaugural ‘US Ireland Business Conference – At the Heart of the Transatlantic Economy’. Incoming President of the American Chamber Mark Gantly welcomed guest of honour, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to the event, which also featured the launch of the 2019 US Ireland Business Report.

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Chamber welcomes changes to Stamp 3 Permit

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland which represents over 700 US companies in Ireland welcomed changes announced today by the Government to the Critical Skills Employment Permit (Stamp 3) to give partners and spouses of permit holders immediate and full access to the labour market without the need for a separate employment permit. .

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Facebook Announce 1,000 Jobs

This week it was announced by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg that the company plans to hire 1,000 people across 60 teams in Ireland in 2019. The jobs created will span the engineering, safety, legal, policy, marketing and sales teams.

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Salesforce announces huge expansion

In one of the largest single jobs announcements by an FDI company based in Ireland, Salesforce today announced the expansion of its team by 1,500 new staff over the next five years.