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AmCham yesterday welcomed the opening of the Dunkettle Interchange in Co. Cork.

13.02.2024

The completion of this project has been a key and consistent ask of AmCham in recent years and showcases a commitment towards supporting business and talent in the region and enhancing Ireland’s regional development.

Paul Sweetman appointed as American Chamber of Commerce Ireland CEO

17.01.2024

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland (AmCham) has announced the appointment of Paul Sweetman as incoming CEO.

FDI Investment in Ireland Continues to Grow - IDA Figures

15.12.2023

Ireland won 248 new foreign direct investments in 2023, according to the latest figures from the IDA.

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EU Reaches Landmark Deal on Rules Governing Artificial Intelligence

15.12.2023

European Union (EU) officials have reached a provisional deal on the world's first comprehensive laws to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (A.I.). 

Ireland’s Electricity Emissions Could fall by 25 Percent this Year, But We’re Still Not on Track to Meet Targets

15.12.2023

Ireland’s energy emissions are not falling fast enough to meet its climate obligations of a 30 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030, according to a new report from the Sustainable Energy Authority (SEAI). This is despite Ireland’s energy related emissions having fallen to 1.7 percent, their lowest level in a quarter of a century, excluding 2020 as an outlier due to the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Corporation Tax Receipts Hit Record High

08.12.2023

The Government collected a record €6.3 billion in corporate tax receipts in November, according to the latest figures from the Department of Finance.

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AmCham Survey Results on Personal Tax and Key member Challenges

24.11.2023

Key findings from AmCham FDI Insights survey have indicated that 98% of respondents are of the view that an increase in personal taxes, on high earners, would be damaging to FDI growth and investment in Ireland.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Outlines ‘Ambitious’ Government Plans to Increase Infrastructure Capacity

24.11.2023

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, joined AmCham members as our Guest of Honour for our 2023 Thanksgiving Lunch in the Clayton Burlington hotel, in Dublin yesterday

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AmCham Reacts to the High Level Guide for Recently Approved Government Planning and Development Bill 2023

27.10.2023

Earlier this month Cabinet approved the Planning and Development Bill 2023, which aims to “bring greater clarity, certainty and consistency to how planning decisions are made”. 

OECD Pillar 2 Rules Introduced in Finance Bill 2023

20.10.2023

The Finance Bill, published Thursday, outlined significant changes in Ireland's tax system with key developments encompassing Pillar Two, taxation on share options, outbound payments, and the research and development (R&D) tax credit. The new measures, as outlined in the Finance Bill, are poised to reshape the country's taxation landscape.

AmCham Recommendation on R&D Tax Credit Implemented in Budget 2024

13.10.2023

In Budget 2024, announced this week, it was confirmed that the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit will increase from 25 percent to 30 percent.

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Planning System is the Greatest Challenge to Developing Ireland's Energy Capacity

15.09.2023

Uncertainty in the planning system is the greatest challenge when it comes to developing Ireland's energy capacity, according to a new survey of industry professionals.