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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NEWS & EVENTS
Hon. Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair TD Securities in conversation with Chris Collenette, Chair, ICBA
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.
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.
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
The ICBA secured coverage across many of Ireland's most influential media outlets this week, as Chairperson, Chris Collenette, appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs to warn of the impact of further delays to CETA's ratification.
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