News Room

Welcome to our news room. Here you will find all the latest news from the American Chamber as well as US companies in Ireland. If you would like to receive regular news updates, sign up for our weekly email FDI Focus.

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Budget 2020: stability and sustainability amid Brexit uncertainty

AmCham calls on Government to double down on Ireland’s hard won reputation as a location of choice for inward investment.

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Ireland must resolve ‘infrastructure bottlenecks’ to remain competitive – American Chamber

The Government must urgently push forward with investment in infrastructure including housing, roads and broadband if the country is to maintain its status as a ‘go to’ destination for FDI after Brexit, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, which hosted a Southern Conference in UCC, Cork today. The conference focused on innovation, collaboration and opportunities for FDI in the Munster region. Cork has thrived as a centre of excellence for Biopharma, Medtech, and more recently, Cyber Security. At the event, American Chamber asserted that in order to consolidate the Region’s position as a leader in this space and see it through to the next phase of growth, the Government must ensure that infrastructure is not only brought up to standard but is future proofed. It highlighted that that the upgrading of road infrastructure and the provision of rural broadband are of huge importance for the area.

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Budget 2020: Chamber calls on Government to double down on FDI

In light of Brexit and a predicted slowdown in the global economy, American Chamber calls for Government to deliver a confident message to the world that Ireland is open for business

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Unlocking the Potential of the Ohio- Ireland business relationship

With over 3,700 international operations representing 49 countries, Ohio is proving a popular location for foreign investors. According to JobsOhio, there are now over 100 Irish companies operating throughout the Buckeye State. AmCham Ireland is working with Enterprise Ireland and Ohio based organisations to grow and support new investment by Irish companies in this developing market.

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Farewell to Reece Smyth

Reece Smyth’s assignment to the US Embassy in Ireland comes to a close next week. Reece arrived in Ireland as Deputy Chief of Mission in late 2016. He assumed the post of Chargé d’Affaires in January 2017 and served as Chargé until the arrival of Ambassador Edward F. Crawford last month.Reece has been an outstanding representative of the USA. He has been a tireless advocate of US-Ireland relations and has travelled the length and breadth of Ireland ceaselessly during his term of office. He has immersed himself in Irish culture and community life – including learning Irish and speaking it on our national radio and television services. Read More

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EU-Mercusor trade deal

American Chamber comment on EU-Mercusor trade deal

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Chamber celebrates Independence Day

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland today celebrated 243 years of US independence at their annual 4th of July lunch at the Clayton Hotel, on Burlington Road. Chamber President, Mark Gantly calls for quality of life issued to be addressed

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LinkedIn Ireland Expands to 2,000 people as Irish Membership hits 2,000,000

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social network, has marked the milestone of growing its Irish membership to two million people by announcing that it is creating 800 new jobs which will bring its headcount at its Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) HQ in Wilton Place in Dublin to 2,000 people by summer next year. The expansion is a result of ongoing growth of its business.