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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)

Chris Collennette

Chris Collenette

 

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NEWS

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.

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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.
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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.

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COVID-19

Covid support Irish Business

Details of other business supports available from the
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation can be found at dbei.gov.ie.

UPCOMING EVENTS

AGM

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 - 5.00pm
Venue: TBC


 

 

Latest News

Teknicor Announces Expansion into Ireland

Teknicor, ICBA Patron Member is a leading provider of data center infrastructure, data protection and managed cloud solutions, has announced their expansion into the UK and Ireland. Their international presence now consists of offices in Toronto, Boston, London, Dublin and San Juan. A

IDA opens new Canada Office in Toronto

IDA Ireland has announced the opening of a new Canada Office in Toronto. Further evidence of trade relations between our two countries continues to increase. IDA Ireland End of Year Results 2017

PressReader Opens New Offices

ICBA Member, Canadian company PressReader officially opened its new offices in Dublin on 16th November and will continue to grow its Irish workforce to 65. PressReader is a global platform that allows people to read, share and talk about stories from over 7,000 top-quality publication

Great to see our news release in support of @EamonRyan's facts-based position on CETA ratification picked up today in @breakingnewsie @SabineNolke @EamonnMcKee @DeirdreGiblin1 @merrionstreet @canadaireland

Can firm @OpenText hiring 30 new roles in Cork! Proof of the importance of the IreCan biz relationship and the impact of #CETA. 70 Can co's employ over 15k in Ireland. IRE exports to CAN result in another 25k jobs. @IreCanBiz @LeoVaradkar @RobertTroyTD @simoncoveney @IDAIRELAND

DYK? "Already over 25,000 Irish jobs are linked to companies exporting to Canada?" 🇨🇦🇮🇪🇪🇺 #CETA https://twitter.com/nealerichmond/status/1338909496282927104

Podcasts

Speech by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms Heather Humphreys – ICBA Trade Briefing - 28 September 2018

IMAX, Teknicor and William Fry on Brexit, GDPR and doing business in Ireland - Trade Briefing - 28 September 2018

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International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
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RX Source
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