Message from our patron


I am
delighted to have this opportunity to convey warm appreciation to the members
of the Norwegian Irish Business Association for their ongoing work in promoting
friendship and business relations between Norway and Ireland. Our two countries share a wide range of views
and interests and cooperate closely on a variety of international issues. NIBA plays a valuable role in helping to
develop the bilateral links between Norway and Ireland and in highlighting the
mutual advantage for both countries from more intensive economic and business
links. I am very pleased to follow in
the footsteps of my predecessors and to continue the close cooperation which they had with NIBA in working to
develop closer business links between 
our two countries.

Angela O’Farrell


August 2013.


Doing business in Ireland


Ireland offers investors a stable, profitable, English speaking base to service the European market and beyond. This is why more than 1,200 overseas companies have made Ireland their location of choice.


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Doing business in Norway 


Norway has a highly motivated, educated and skilled staff and management, well capitalised companies and strict financial control. The attitude towards foreign co-operation and investment is positive.


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Events program 2007 PDF Print E-mail




16 January - Beer school at Ringnes Ølsenter (Tuesday)
17:00-19:00 at Brygghusbaren in Thorvald Meyersgt.2,Oslo. Tasting and Information about 8-10 different beers, Irish included.
A NIBA activity.

24 January - Manufacturing contracts (Wednesday)
08:30 - 10:00 at the office of Brækhus Dege Advokatfirma ANS (BD), Haakon Vll'sgt. 5, 4th floor,Oslo.
How to order manufacturing in low cost countries? Advantages, pitfalls (how to reduce risks?) How to advise people who request your assistance? A talk based on practical cases on the theme, given by Dr Didier Rigault and Mr Erik Gundersen.
A NIBA / EU-group activity.

05 February - Annual meeting in NIBA (Monday)
The annual meeting.
A NIBA activity.

8 March - 13 April Exhibition of photographs at Statsbygg
Celebrating the 175th anniversary of The Office of Public Works, Statsbygg's sister organization in Ireland.

15 March - St. Patrick's Day reception (Thursday)
Reception in the Embassy, by invitation
An Embassy activity.

17 March - St. Patrick's Day (Saturday)

17 March - St. Patrick's Day parade in Oslo (Saturday)
An Oslo St. Patrick's Day Committee activity, supported by NIBA.


23 March – Norwegian Industry – prospects for the future ( Friday)
08:30 - 10:00 at the office of Norsk Industri, Oscarsgt. 20, Oslo.
Speech given based on the Norsk Industri’s annual economic report. Also devoted some time for discussing important framework conditions in an EU-Norwegian context, notably related to energy, climate policy and the environment. A brief overview of industry’s standing in Norwegian society.
A NIBA / EU-group activity.


30 May - The annual Boat trip (Wednesday)

The boattrip is a very popular annual event.
This year together with among others the Spanish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce on M/Y Atlantic Sun
A NIBA activity.


October – “The Oslo Experiment”

This theatre play, with the Irish instructor Yvonne McDevitt, was set up at Stratos in Oslo some days in October The Irish designer Matt Deely also participated in the project.
A NIBA activity


28 October -  Concert by Ceoltóirí Kilkenny  (Saturday)
Charity concert run at the pub The Dubliner in Oslo, by Cradle Ireland and the Norwegian Ahead organization in aid of projects in Moldova. The concert was aimed at a family audience, and many of the performers were young teenagers. Ceoltóirí Kilkenny is a non-professional, voluntary group of Irish Traditional musicians, singers and dancers, formed in 1991 to provide traditional entertainment during the “Confederation of Kilkenny” festical.
An Embassy activity.


01 November – Ethics and corporate governance (Thursday)
14:00 at Norges Bank, Bankplassen 2, Oslo.

Norges Bank’s Investment Management. A presentation of Norges Bank’s perspectives and actions. The Government Pension Fund, a continuation of the former Petroleum Fund, is one of the world’s largest single funds.
A NIBA / EU-group activity.


06 December  The annual “julebord” (Christmas Dinner) ( Thursday)
Another very popular annual event. This year arranged at Restauranthuset Jeppe’s at Vinderen in Oslo.
A NIBA activity






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