Statement from President AmCham Carin Bryans on IDA Results

  • Release Date: 08/01/2020
“The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland welcomes the results published today by IDA Ireland which show that employment figures by client companies are now at an all-time high, with 245,096 people employed by the multinational sector in Ireland. In particular, the Chamber  is delighted to see the impact of the multinational sector is being felt throughout the entire country with 75,635 jobs created outside of Dublin over the past five years,  leading to 33,118 additional direct jobs.  We congratulate Team IDA Ireland for the critical role they continue to play internationally in promoting Ireland as a destination for inward investment and the global standards they have set in executing their mission.  

As 2020 President of the American Chamber of Commerce these results demonstrate the scale and impact of our member companies with US companies among the largest employers of IDA client companies. The impact of our members can also be felt in the wider economy with US companies supporting indirect employment through strong linkages with indigenous businesses.  

Amidst the changing global landscape and increasing global competition for inward investment, our Chamber believes Ireland must remain agile and responsive to ensure the pipeline of inward investment remains strong in the year ahead.”