Patrick Costello TD’s failed High Court challenge is a boost for Irish-Canadian relations

The Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA) is encouraged by the decision of the High Court to dismiss a challenge by Green Party TD Patrick Costello over the constitutionality of the CETA trade deal. Deputy Costello had argued that the State could be made liable for damages for loss suffered by a Canadian investor as a result of Irish environmental regulations. He also had concerns about Ireland’s ability to introduce regulation should the deal be ratified. Ms Justice Nuala Butler said she was satisfied that Mr Costello had “not established that the ratificat

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Canadian Multinationals Ireland Expansion

Canadian Multinationals in Ireland plan to expand workforce, increase wages, and introduce hybrid work model

Ahead of Canada Day on July 1st, The Ireland Canada Business Association has released the results of its annual ICBA Member Sentiment Survey. Respondents to the 2021 survey employ almost 50,000 people across Ireland and Canada. The majority plan to invest in their workforce this year through salary increases, wellbeing & upskilling initiatives, and hiring more staff. More flexible work models to be introduced. Calls on government to introduce mor

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ICBA Newsletter – December 2020

A Welcome Message from ICBA Chairperson, Chris Collenette https://youtu.be/ppkGpxjTHMI   Minister Eamon Ryan publicly backs CETA Trade Deal On Dec 15th Eamon Ryan, Environment Minister and Leader of the Green Party, publicly gave his full support to the CETA trade deal and committed to trying to convince all Green party members to also give it their backin

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Eamon Ryan Supports CETA Trade Deal

Minister Eamon Ryan’s support for CETA trade deal welcomed by Canadian multinational companies in Ireland The Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA) welcomes Minister Eamon Ryan’s comments earlier today about CETA – the hugely important trade deal between Europe and Canada – in which he gave the deal his full support and committed to convincing all Green party members to also give it their backing. Following the postponement of a Dail vote on the issue until January, the Green Party Leader and Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications said that specific changes have

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ICBA PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION 2021

CONTEXT The Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA) represents some of the largest Canadian companies in Ireland including Air Canada, Shopify, Irving Oil, Canada Life (Irish Life), TD Bank, Bank of Montreal, Scotia Bank, Vermillion Energy, PressReader, Greenfield Global, IMAX, Optel Group, and SOTI. Ireland and Canada enjoy an incre

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