Chambers Ireland launches its European Election Manifesto

Earlier this month, Chambers Ireland and representatives from across the Irish Chamber Network launched its manifesto for Europe, which focuses on the key priorities for Irish businesses as we move into the 2024-2029 term of European governance. Chief among those priorities are how Ireland can benefit from the Green and Digital transitions, along with delivering a business-friendly, competitive Europe.

While in Brussels, Chambers Ireland called on the next EU parliament to focus on:

  • A strategic, continental level, energy and industrial policy for Europe that can activate the untapped energy resources off Ireland’s coasts,
  • More supports to help small firms engage in trade within the Single Market, and
  • A stronger focus on delivering effective policies which do not circumvent the impact-assessment processes, particularly for SMEs.

The objective of the trip was to highlight the need for the European Commission and the Parliament to actively engage with the Irish business community. Along with meeting Irish MEPs, the Chamber delegation met with Commissioner Mairead McGuinness and officials from the European Commission, to focus on actions that will deliver on sustainability and productivity. Furthermore, the importance of the Irish business community clearly communicating to stakeholders that Ireland remains a strong partner in Europe was emphasised.

To close out the trip, the delegation also met with Ben Butters, Chief Executive of Eurochambres, and colleagues from Eurochambres to discuss sustainability, EU economic policy, and skills.


The Chambers Ireland Manifesto for Europe is available here.