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What is the Gender Pay Gap?

01.12.2022

The Gender Pay Gap refers to the difference in the average hourly pay of women compared to men in a particular organisation and is designed to capture the extent to which women are evenly represented across an organisation.  

Minister Michael McGrath Addresses AmCham Members at Thanksgiving Lunch

24.11.2022

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, spoke 700 to AmCham members yesterday, outlining the important role of US MNCs in the Irish economy. 

AmCham Survey Shows US Multinationals Expect Continued Job Growth in Ireland

24.11.2022

61 percent of American Chamber members expect the number of employees in their Irish operations to increase over the next 12 months, new figures show.

US foreign direct investment in Ireland is strong and diversified

11.11.2022

A number of US multinationals, and their teams in Ireland, are going through very tough times right now. They are dealing with uncertainty about their jobs and what this means for them and their loved ones, as well as coping with wall-to-wall media speculation. The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland stands in support of these companies and their teams.

No disruption to gas supply expected this winter

04.11.2022

The operator of Ireland's gas network does not expect any disruption to supply this winter.

Energy regulator decision scuppers 60 percent of planned gas plants

28.10.2022

This month the Single Energy Market (SEM) committee rejected a proposal to modify energy market rules, which would have given more flexibility to capacity contracts if projects are held up by third party delays such as planning objections or delayed grid connections.

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EU Proposes Cap on Gas Prices to Fight Energy Inflation

07.10.2022

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has proposed that the EU should place a cap on gas prices in a bid to contain soaring energy costs.

EU proposes new liability rules around AI tech

30.09.2022

The European Commission has outlined a set of new proposals to enable people who are harmed by AI tech products to seek and receive compensation. The existing rules around product liability in the EU are almost 40 years old, and do not cover advanced technologies such as AI. 

UK Extends Grace Periods on Northern Ireland Protocol Border Checks

16.09.2022

The UK has unilaterally decided to extend the grace period on border checks for goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain.

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‘Significant’ Risk to Ireland if OECD Deal is not Implemented

09.09.2022

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has warned of the risk posed to the State if an OECD-brokered deal on multinational tax fails to get across the line.

AmCham Calls for a Focus on Energy Security and Cost Competitiveness in its 2023 Pre-Budget Submission

09.09.2022

AmCham, today, has launched its Budget 2023 submission, ‘Empowering Ireland – At the Heart of the Transatlantic Economy’. 

Government Group Consider Changes to Personal Tax System

12.08.2022

On Wednesday, the Government's Tax Strategy Group (TSG) published a series of papers which set out options for various taxation measures ahead of next month's Budget.