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The Jordan Irish Business Association has the pleasure to invite you to join a virtual webinar on ‘Ireland Jordan Trade Opportunities in Food’ this event will bring together experts in the sector from Jordan and Ireland to identify the key opportunities for imports and exports between the two countries.


15th March 2021: Irish exports to the Arab world were up 6.4% for 2020 compared with 2019, despite the ongoing global pandemic. Exports to the region surpassed the overall Irish export market, which grew by 5.4%.

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected dramatically the need of communities, societies and nations for intercultural understanding at a time where -all the more- communication, solidarity and cooperation are of utmost importance.

21st October 2019

The sixth annual Dublin Arabic Film Festival (DAFF) curated by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jim Sheridan and Festival Director Zahara Moufid, opened on Friday October 4th at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar in Dublin. The festival was once again sponsored by the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce. 

Dates: 1st - 10th November 2019

The Fair will be held in Baghdad city, between 1st-10th November 2019.

Further to the decisions taken at our Board Meeting held on 7th March, Mr Enda Corneille has been appointed as Chairman of the Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce. 



On December 13th 2018, the chairman of the AICC Dr. Niall Holohan and the Secretary-general and CEO Mr. Ahmad Younis hosted a celebratory reception and dinner to celebrate the Christmas holidays. In attendance were Ambassadors from the Arab Embassies in Dublin and directors of the AICC.

8th of November 2018

Dr. Lahcen MAHRAOUI, Ambassador of Morocco to Ireland and Dr. Niall Holohan, Chairman Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Seminar on Business opportunities in Morocco.

The Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce were once again the lead sponsors of the fifth Dublin Arabic Film Festival. The festival curated by Oscar nominated Film Director Jim Sheridan and filmmaker Zahara Moufid ran from 5 – 7th of October 2018.

30 September 2018

Arab export markets could be worth €9bn to Irish companies

Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce identifies opportunities for companies from multi-nationals to Irish small businesses

Ahmad Younis AICC Secretary General and CEO speaks to the Irish Independent about the Arab-Irish Business Forum on October 3 at the Mansion House in Dublin.

His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Belhaal Al Nuaimi

Arab Business Woman of the Year to address conference


Being a woman was my first challenge, says Arab business leader

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have extended the waiting time for documents submitted by courier to 10 working days due to the increase in volume of documents. 

May 2018

Ramadan is expected to start Wed 16th May and finish Thurs 14th June.  During this time the Arab Embassies work reduced hours which will result in a delay with processing documentation.  The Embassies will close for about 5 days for the Eid holiday at the end of Ramadan. The AICC will close approximately 14th and 15th June for the Eid holiday.  

March 2018


The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce hosted a round table discussion with the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United Kingdom and the non-resident of Ireland Dr. Saleh Al-Tamimi and his accompanying delegation. A group of businessmen and representatives of Irish companies in different sectors attended the event.

March 2018

Chairman of the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce Dr.Niall Holohan and Secretary General & CEO Mr. Ahmad Younis hosted a dinner in Dublin for all the Arab Ambassadors accredited to Ireland.

February 2018

On 20 th February the AICC hosted a reception for a delegation from Saudi Arabia visiting Ireland.

February 2018

The UAE authorities have announced that a certificate of good conduct and behaviour will be a mandatory requirement for obtaining a new UAE work visa from 4 February 2018.

18 Jan 2018

Contact us today for advice or assistance on export requirements for the Arab markets.

19th December 2017

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce were lead sponsors at an event to celebrate the world Arabic language day.


14th December 2017

The chairman and the Secretary-general of the AICC hosted a celebratory reception and dinner to celebrate Christmas holidays. In attendance were Ambassadors from the Arab Embassies in Dublin and directors of the AICC.

December 2017

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain, represented by Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Hussain Mohamed Alam, and First Secretary Fahad Abdulziz Al Binali, hosted a celebratory reception and dinner in Dublin, on 6 December 2017. 

December 2017

Secretary General and CEO of the AICC Mr. Ahmad Younis held talks with senior officials from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in London.   Mr. Hussain Alam Deputy Head of mission and Mr. Fahad Al Binali travelled from London to pay a visit to the AICC headquarters and discuss the promotion of trade between Ireland and Bahrain.

December 2017

AICC Secretary General and CEO Mr. Ahmad Younis was a guest at a lunch organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


December 2017

The AICC was featured in the Irish Independent United Arab Emirates supplement. 

November 2017

Chairman of the AICC Dr. Niall Holohan and Secretary General Mr. Ahmad Younis travelled to London to congratulate the Arab-British Chamber of commerce on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.

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.


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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.