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Budget 2020: Plan for Brexit will be welcomed by business, but overall, a missed opportunity to invest more in long term challenges for economy

Following today’s Budget 2020 statement by Minister Paschal Donohoe, Chambers Ireland welcomes the overall approach of the Government to opt for prudence and to prepare for the very real possibility of a No-Deal Brexit.   Speaking this afternoon, Chambers Ireland President Siobhan Kinsella said,   “Under normal circumstances, with the economy performing as well as […]

Strong Economic Forecasts Highlight Urgent Need to Address Infrastructure Deficits

  Commenting on the publication today (11 April 2017) of the Draft Stability Programme Update, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said, “The improved GDP forecast and the positive employment growth predicted are further evidence that now is the time for Government to invest in capital infrastructure projects. This investment will support future economic […]

Economic Review – Focus on Carlow

  Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor has scheduled a breakfast briefing for Friday 28th April entitled, “Economic Review, Focused on Carlow”. Now that Article 50 has been triggered, how has this impacted and what can we expect from this for Carlow.  What other economic indicators should we be paying attention to. Guest Speakers include: Stephen Donnelly, […]

Irish Economic and Trade Interests Must be Protected During Brexit Negotiations

  Following on from the UK’s decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty today (29 March 2017), Chambers Ireland calls on the Irish Government to  continue a concerted, sustained campaign to highlight the unique Brexit issues for Ireland with both our European partners and the UK and to underline its commitment to protecting […]

Triggering Article 50 – some key questions answered

  Emma Kerins, International Affairs Executive at Chambers Ireland answers some of the main questions you may have about what happens when the UK trigger Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the European Union.   This week, the UK Prime Minister is due to due to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, […]

Exchequer Surplus an Opportunity for Increased Capital Investment

  Commenting on the release of the Fiscal Monitor (2nd March 2017), Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said, “The Exchequer Surplus of €587 million recorded to end of February is a welcome indicator of continued economic growth and a strong start to 2017.  The strong Exchequer return figures are encouraging for Government ahead […]

CETA Ratification Pivotal to Future of EU Trade Agenda

Today (14th February 2017) on the eve of the European Parliament’s crucial vote on the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada, Chambers Ireland and national Chambers from across Europe call on EU leaders and governments to stand firmly in favor of an inclusive and forward-looking EU trade agenda, while also warning that recent complications […]

Chambers Ireland Welcomes Publication of Mediation Bill 2017

Chambers Ireland today (13th February 2017) welcomed the long-awaited publication of the Mediation Bill 2017 by the Department of Justice and Equality. Speaking following the publication of the legislation, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said, “Chambers Ireland has long been an advocate for increased use of these mechanisms, particularly mediation, to resolve commercial disputes. Going to court […]

A Clear Strategy for Regional Economic Development Needed – Ireland 2040

  National Planning Framework must drive the sustainable economic growth of Ireland’s regions   Commenting on the launch of Ireland 2040 consultation process, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said, “We welcome the launch of the Ireland 2040 paper and the beginning of a public consultation process that will help inform the development of […]

Action Plan for Jobs 2017 Key Pillar of Ireland’s Brexit Strategy

 Government Must Focus on Meeting Ambitious Jobs Targets    Chambers Ireland today (1 February 2017) welcomed the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs 2017. Commenting on the Action Plan, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said, “We support the Government commitment to the target of adding 200,000 jobs to our economy by 2020 […]