Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee

Objectives of the ICT Committee:

The objectives of the ICT Committee are to overcome, issues such as differences in incentives, taxation and policy which have the potential to hinder potential future growth of this sector, in furtherance of our goals as follows;

  1. To lay the foundations to make the British and Irish ICT space the most hospitable location for ICT investment in Europe.
  2. In the light of the ‘leave’ vote following on from the UK Referendum on EU Membership, to identify the key policy issues that are impacting and will continue to impact on the business of our members.
  3. To engage with the Chambers key stakeholders across the two islands from relevant agencies and government departments, regulators, consumers and industry at large, to advance the views of our committee members in influencing policy, improving markets and supply chains and assisting our members grow their business base.
  4. To improve the Chamber’s capacity to engage with the wider ICT sector.
  5. To advise the Chamber on the formulation of policy at an Irish, British and EU level.

The Chair of this Committee is Pat Flood, Partner RLV Capital Partners

The Committee Members are:

Anna – Maria Barry – Virgin

Jackie Gilmore – Deloitte

Ronan Kelly – BT

Jeanne Kelly – Mason, Hays and Curran

Ian Lawlor – JPA Lawlor

Rory O’Connor – DCU

John O’Dwyer – AIB

Clear Connections

David Smith Currency Fair (SME Nominee)Brett Meyers



ICT Workshop, Mason Hayes & Curran, 14th July 2016.

Kindly hosted by Mason Hayes & Curran


The British Irish Chamber of Commerce convened its ICT committee  workshop kindly hosted by Mason Hayes & Curran, bringing together companies  from across the ICT industry along with representatives from  government and agencies to discuss the following:

  • To introduce the Chamber as a platform for members policy engagement, and networking opportunities.
  • To review, through a moderated discussion, the key policy issues facing the ICT sector across the UK and Ireland.
  • To discuss the potential impacts of Brexit on the ICT sector across the UK and Ireland.

Attendees included;   BT, Cisco, Dublin City University, Enteprise Ireland, IDA, Fitbit, Grant Thornton, Virgin Media, Merc Partners Samsung and UKTI.

Objectives of ICT Workshop

  • To introduce the Chamber as a platform for member’s policy engagement and for networking & influencing, whilst exploring investment, business development and business expansion opportunities;
  • To discuss the potential impacts of Brexit on the ICT Sector across the UK and Ireland, focusing on;
  1. Selective geographical areas (London – Northern Ireland – Scotland)
  2. ICT sub-sectors that are particularly vulnerable to Brexit uncertainties
  • To review, through a moderated discussion

Speakers and Topics

Pat Flood, Chair of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce ICT Committee – Introduction to the workshop, overview of the ICT Committee and current state of ICT in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Jackie Gilmore, Director – Merc Partners and Clodagh Logue, ‎Senior Director, Human Resources  – Fitbit – Attraction and retention of talent

Jeanne Kelly, Technology, IP and Commercial Contracts Partner – Mason Hayes & Curran – Regulatory / Legal issues

Peter Vale, Tax Partner  and Sarah Meredith, Tax Director – Grant Thornton – Financial Market Equalisation

To view the full Terms of Reference of the ICT Committee, please click this link.

To view the Overview of the ICT Committee Workshop on 14th July 2016, please click this link.

ICT Invite 14-7-16

If you would like to find out more about the ICT Committee or if you would like to get involved in the Chamber’s ICT activities, please contact