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Calls for Changes for Remote Working Legislation

29.04.2022

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

22.04.2022

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

22.04.2022

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

14.04.2022

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.  

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Digital Connectivity Strategy

14.04.2022

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

AmCham Attends Global Ireland Summit

14.04.2022

On Thursday April 14, AmCham attended the 2022 Global Ireland Summit, which examined the role of the Government’s ‘Global Ireland 2025’ programme in expanding Ireland’s influence and impact around the world.

AmCham Shortlists Top Innovators in Research Innovation Awards

11.04.2022

American Chamber (AmCham) and the Royal Irish Academy today announced the shortlisted companies for the 2022 US-Ireland Research Awards.  Now in their eighth year, the awards recognise excellence in research innovation, creation and invention by multinationals as well as SMEs, organisations, higher education institutions and research centres with links to the US multinational sector.  The awards are sponsored by BT Ireland and EY Ireland, and the Irish Times is the media partner. 

Proposed Legislation Would Make Social Media Directors Criminally Liable

01.04.2022

In relation to the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill, Fianna Fáil Senators have met with the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, to press for amendments to the draft legislation to allow for criminal sanctions for directors of social media companies.

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Large US Multinationals Could Pay Top-Up Tax in US Earnings Under GILTI Proposal

01.04.2022

US multinationals could be subject to a top-up tax on their overseas earnings, under the latest budget proposals published by the US administration.  

European Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS)

01.04.2022

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) is currently drafting a Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS).   

Political agreement reached on Digital Markets Act

01.04.2022

The European Council and the European Parliament have reached a political agreement on the Digital Markets Act (DMA). 

Future of Work: Increased Talent Pool and Better Work-life Balance

24.03.2022

The AmCham Global Business Conference, was held on Thursday March 24, featuring contributions from Eurogroup President and Irish Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe, EU Commissioner, Mairead McGuinness, and global leaders from over 10 multinationals.