Global Ireland 2025 – An island of talent at the centre of the world

  • Release Date: 11/01/2019

AmCham’s vision is that Ireland is an inclusive location-of-choice for talent and innovation with global impact. At this week’s “Global Ireland 2025 International Conference”, organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ( DFaT ) , we were reminded of the talented and innovative ( DFaT ) team that has a global impact representing Ireland.
 
The importance of their role was underlined by the fact the Taoiseach chose to speak to the Conference by video-conference during his trip to Mali. He spoke about Government’s ambition to double Ireland’s Global Footprint by 2025 – an ambition AmCham fully supports.
 
The first topic for discussion at the Conference was “Our Global Economy” with AmCham 2015 President Eamonn Sinnott of Intel presenting. Key themes included the opportunity for Ireland from our increasingly diverse and inclusive workforce, the necessity of lifelong learning and the opportunities arising from the fusion of STEM and the creative arts.
 
The DFaT team are an invaluable support to AmCham members and to transatlantic trade and business. Ireland’s Ambassador to the US, Dan Mulhall, will give a Keynote Address at our 7 March Transatlantic Conference  - at which we will launch the 2019 edition of our “US-Ireland Business Report”. The following (St Patrick’s) week we will be very kindly hosted by the Ireland Consulate teams on the US East and West Coasts for the US Launch of our Report.
 
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the first Dail dispatching envoys to represent Ireland throughout the world – the contribution made by Ireland's first representatives and their successors has been a critical to Ireland’s remarkable success on the global trade and investment stage. AmCham congratulates the Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Secretary General Niall Burgess, Ambassador Dan Mulhall and all the DFaT on this milestone and thanks them for their stellar work.