Welcome to the Ireland Canada Business Association
As Chairperson of the Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA), I am pleased to welcome you to this website. Our mission is to Connect, Communicate and Influence Irish - Canadian stakeholders on behalf of our membership, which has now grown to over 100 companies.
Canada is very quickly becoming one of the most significant FDI influences in Ireland, with over 75 operational companies here employing some 13,000 workers – an increase of over 40% since 2014. With Brexit strengthening Ireland’s position as a natural gateway to Europe for multinationals, boosted by the recent opening of an IDA office in Toronto and a new consulate in Vancouver, the opportunity for further growth between our two nations is sizeable.
The ICBA is proud of the work of our members and we look forward to further assisting them in their bilateral investment and trade between Canada and Ireland. We are committed to building on the work accomplished over the last 40 years to promote member views and protect their transatlantic businesses.
(this is an abridged version of Chris Collenette’s full address, which you can read here)
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ICBA letter to the Irish Times
In a letter recently published in the Irish Times,
the ICBA called on the Government to ratify CETA.
Chris Collenette, ICBA Chair, joins Pat Kenny on Newstalk to put forward the case for the new government ratifying CETA as a priority. 1 July 2020
Trade with Canada key to post-COVID-19 economic recovery and mitigation against Brexit
Ireland should not be the last EU country to ratify CETA, says trade association.
The Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA) is calling on the new government to ratify a hugely important trade deal between Europe and Canada. Failure to sign the agreement could hamper Ireland’s post-COVID-19 recovery and further expose the country’s economy to the impact of Brexit.
Details of other business supports available from the
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation can be found at dbei.gov.ie.
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 - 5.00pm
Minister Eoghan Murphy promotes Ireland-Canada trade and cultural ties in his St Patrick’s Day programme
Today (15-March-2017) Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure & Reform begins a programme of engagements in Toronto and Montreal. Commenting on his programme he noted, I look forward to advancing a relationship built
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, looks forward to the new opportunities that will arise for trade and investment under the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) which is to come into effect this year. The Minister met with
Well written and very true! Great work @elcoono! https://m.independent.ie/business/small-business/entrepreneurs-and-investors-will-find-canada-full-of-opportunities-39772122.html @ei_canada
Thanks to Deputy @AlanFarrell for talking with @IreCanBiz in his capacity as Head of the Ireland Canada Parliamentary Friendship Group. All working together to keep ratification of #CETA on the government’s agenda. We appreciate Deputy Farrell’s ongoing support 🇮🇪 🇨🇦
Excellent @IreCanBiz @canadaireland webinar today on the procurement opportunities for both EU and Canadian companies under CETA. Well done @SuzDrisdelle at moderating the event.
Great attendance at @IreCanBiz & @canadaireland webinar incl attendees from Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver, Saskatchewa. Expertly moderated by @SuzDrisdelle with presentations from Louis Parent @PSPC_SPAC & @philipleelaw. Thanks to @SabineNolke & Frank Flood @IrlinVancouver also 🙏