Cabinet Gives Green Light for New Data Centres Despite Energy Concerns


The cabinet has signed off on a new government policy statement, which confirms that there will be no ban on the development of new data centres in Ireland despite energy concerns.


Ireland May Have to Cut Gas Use by 15 Percent Despite Not Relying on Russia for Fuel


The European Commission has proposed plans which would see all EU member states cut their gas use by 15 percent between August 2022 and March 2023. 

US Senator Threatens to Block Global OECD Corporate Tax Deal 


US Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin has threatened to block key elements of the global OECD corporate tax deal in the Senate, saying that it would put American companies at a disadvantage.

Minister Donohoe Speaks at AmCham Independence Day Celebrations


Minister Donohoe was speaking at the AmCham Independence Day celebrations today, where he attended as the Guest of Honour.

MEPs back mandatory gas storage as Russian supplies dwindle


The European Parliament has backed plans requiring EU countries to fill their gas reserves to at least 80 percent of capacity by November 1 and to 90 percent before winter 2023 in an effort to protect the bloc from a cutoff in Russian gas deliveries. The proposal must be formally adopted by the Council before it becomes law, after which it would enter into force in July.

€85 Million Digital Transition Fund for Businesses


The Government recently announced a new €85 million digital transition fund that will be made available between now and 2026. The fund, administered by Enterprise Ireland, will be used to help companies access and develop new digital products, processes and services and will allow them to invest in areas such as software, staff training, automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Winning Organisations at the 2022 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards


The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland (AmCham) and the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) were delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards at the AmCham Annual Dinner on Friday May 20th. 

Calls for Changes for Remote Working Legislation


This week the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment faced renewed calls to change its proposed law on remote working.

Work-Life Balance Legislation


Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman brought the new work-life balance Bill before the Cabinet this week. This Bill, when enacted, will guarantee parents five days of unpaid leave to look after sick children.

Support for Ukraine


Minister of Transport Eamon Ryan has announced that the Department of Transport and National Transport Authority (NTA) will provide emergency public transport services to Ukrainian refugees placed in rural locations. 

Government Publishes Trade and Investment Strategy 2022-2026: Value for Ireland, Values for the World


AmCham is delighted to welcome the publication of the 2022 – 2026 Trade and Investment Strategy which aims to maintain and expand Ireland's global trade links to enhance our competitiveness as a top location for business and talent.  


Digital Connectivity Strategy


AmCham, last week, made a submission to the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications’ public consultation on the Digital Connectivity Strategy.