October 2017

The Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce once again were lead sponsors of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival along with Dubai Duty Free for the fourth year.  

20th September 2017

On the 20th  September 2017 at the Intercontinental hotel the AICC gathered 150 business associates, ambassadors and government representatives to reflect on a productive 30 years in existence as well as look to the promising future for trade between Ireland and the Arab world. 

20th September 2017

Our 2017 Annual Report reviews the activities of the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce from 2016 until 2017

September 2017

June 2017

Goodwill ambassador Mohammed Stefan Leca is on a mission to spread a message of peace.

May 2017

The Chamber staff attend an empowering evening focusing on wellness, performance and resilience

May 2017

While Irish exports to 20 Arab countries actually fell from 2015 to 2016, down by 11 per cent to €2.2 billion, hit by falling exports to two of the largest markets, Saudi Arabia (-28%) and the United Arab Emirates (-13%), the region continues to present significant opportunities for increased trade relations.

April 2017

An all-day seminar focusing on the optimum ways to facilitate both clients and members

April 2017

Licensed teachers, managers and principals from Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the US and South Africa can apply for a waiver from the Teacher and Educational Leadership Standards and Licensing programme.

April 2017

Book your Jasmine Ball tickets online and join us for an evening of entertainment and fun in aid of children and families in Syria.


Click on the following link for more:


The AICC hosted a business dinner for the Deputy Governor, Research and International Affairs, of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Mr Fahad Al Shathri Ph. D, and his colleague Mr Meshari Alkadhi, during their recent study visit to Ireland.  Dr Al Shathri is also a member of the Saudi Government SME Commission, and he is especially interested in learning about Ireland’s experiences in developing the SME sector which has grown so successfully in recent decades.

The AICC was pleased to welcome the newly appointed Moroccan ambassador to Ireland, HE Mr. Lahcen Mahraoui, and his Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Rachid Seghrouchni, to the Chamber on 17th January 2017 to discuss Moroccan/Irish trade and commercial relations and to consider new areas of potential opportunity in the coming years.

Supplement from The Irish Independent December 1st  titled ‘The UAE soaring to the future’ featuring an article about the AICC’s continued support of growth in Ireland – UAE trade

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce attended the 45th United Arab Emirates National Day celebrations, which had approximately 550 guests in attendance.

On 9 June, President Michael D. Higgins and Sabrina Higgins hosted a Garden Party to acknowledge Individuals and Organisations Working like the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce to Achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, agreed in New York in September, 2015.

The first Annual Iraqi–European Business & Investment Forum will be held on 21-22 April, 2016, in Athens, Greece, under the theme ‘Iraq and Europe: Cooperation and Growth’.

23rd October 2015

The new headquarters of the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce (AICC) was officially opened yesterday by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

July 27th 2015

Irish merchandise exports to the Arab countries surged by 29% to €2.2bn in the twelve months to end May 2015. This represented an overall increase of €491m.

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin T.D., signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Ministry of Public Sector Development of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at a meeting with his Jordanian counterpart in Dublin on May 27th 2015cs.


7th May 2015

Further to the Saudi Arabian Council of Ministers decision in its meeting held on 21 of July 2014, which permitted the Capital Market Authority (the CMA) to allow foreign financial institutions to trade shares listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange (the Tadawul), at a time the CMA deems appropriate and pursuant to the regulations to be issued by the CMA, the CMA Board of Commissioners on 04 of May 2015 issued the Rules for Qualified Foreign Financial Institutions Investment in Listed Shares (the QFIs Rules).

Positive results from Minister Bruton’s recent Middle East trade mission

April 2015

28 jobs in Ireland and contracts worth almost €16m for Irish companies were among the initial, immediate results of the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

May 4th 2015

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that, as of Monday 4 May, 2015, we will be based at our new headquarters at 34 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

March 2015

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, will lead a trade mission to the Gulf States of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Feb 23rd 2015

Tony Cotter, Irish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has urged Saudi students to enroll in Irish universities because of their ‘excellent’ reputation. 

January 2015

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce extends its deepest condolences on the passing of H.M. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

The Lebanese Canadian Business Association

16th December 2014

Ahmad Younis, Secretary General of the Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce, along with the other members of the Chamber, sends congratulations to Khaled Daouk, Vice-Chairman of the AICC, on becoming President/Chairman of The Lebanese Canadian Business Association, and wishes him every success in his new role.

November 2014

Tony Cotter, recently appointed Irish ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, made a visit to the Council of Saudi Chambers where he met with its Secretary General, Khalid Al Otaiby, as part of his mission to enhance Saudi-Irish relations.


October 24th 2014

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and the Irish Business Network (IBN) based in Dubai have come together to foster greater links between the Gulf Region and Ireland.

30 September 2014

Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, has been named as a recipient of the Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Awards 2014 for the Irish abroad, making him one of a select group of people, and the first Irish person living in the UAE, to be recognized by the Irish government for his outstanding contribution to Irish business and communities abroad.

In the presence of the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Ireland, Abdulaziz bin Abdulaziz Aldriss recently handed over the FEI Nations’ Cup of the International Union to winning team from the USA.

Shares in Limerick based Oil Exploration Company increase by 28%

August 2014

Circle Oil, a Limerick based Oil Exploration Company confirmed it has struck oil in Tunisia. It is estimated that the new well could contain as much as 100 million barrels of recoverable oil.

23 July 2014

Saudi Arabia plans to open its stock market, the Arab world's biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year, the market regulator said.

July 2014

Dubliner Amanda Gavin has been living in Dubai for the past 18 months and has re-established her PR consultancy AMG Consulting there, gaining new clients, working for the Irish Business Network there and writing for the Arab Irish Journal about Irish businesswomen.

Emirates and Etihad Airways both announce an increase in flight frequency, to twice-daily, in their Dublin to UAE services

July 15th 2014

From 1st September 2014, the Emirates service to Dubai will increase from one to two flights per day. Over 440,000 passengers have travelled on the Dublin – Dubai service since 2012.

4th July 2014

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD, has today published advice to Irish citizens and businesses on financial and economic activities in Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

June 25, 2014

Irish ambassador to the Kingdom, Niall Holohan, expressed satisfaction with the excellent bilateral relations between Ireland and Saudi Arabia. “I would like to thank the Saudi leadership for the cooperation extended to me and the embassy during my tenure in the Kingdom as the Irish Envoy,” Holohan said.

14th May 2014

Big honour for former President of the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Adnan Kassar (Lebanon), Chairman of Fransabank, who has been selected as a Business for Peace Honoree. 

May 2014

OxyMem Ltd, was recently declared winner of the overall ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award at the 2014 Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. At the awards ceremony held in Dublin, OxyMem Ltd, was also declared the winner of the Energy and the Environment category award.

April 2014

Since Emirates’ inaugural flight from Dublin on 9 January 2012, the airline has connected over 442,000 passengers on its daily Dublin to Dubai route, carrying over 22,000 tonnes of cargo and supporting Irish exports including seafood, chocolates, beef and Botox. Emirates employs 442 Irish nationals and established a dedicated reservations office in Dublin in 2012.

Tourism Ireland

April 2014

The Wild Atlantic Way, the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, was launched by Tourism Ireland in March 2014. Stretching over 2500km of unspoiled, rugged coast, the Wild Atlantic Way is set to be one of Ireland’s most exciting products next year.

International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education

April 2014

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D. delivered the keynote address to the 5th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and visited the ‘Education in Ireland’ stand at the conference.

April 2014

The largest overseas trade delegation ever organised by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited Ireland from 6th to 9th April 2014. The leader of the group of 40 companies, H.E. Khalfan Saeed Jumaa Al Kaabi, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, said that the visit was arranged to explore possibilities for new business with Ireland and to honour a commitment made to the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, in January 2014 when he led a large Irish trade mission to Abu Dhabi.

Tunisian Ambassador HE Nabil Ammar presents his credentials to President Michael D. Higgins.

February 2014

His Excellency, Ambassador Nabil Ammar, presented his credentials and was formally welcomed to Ireland by President Higgins at a recent ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Ireland - Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission meeting

February 2014

The ninth meeting of the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between the Governments of Ireland and Saudi Arabia was held in Riyadh from 18-19 February 2014, six weeks after the visit of the large Irish trade mission headed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Richard Bruton.