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Iran Ranked 138th in Good Country Index

By John Lee. Iran has been ranked 138th out of 153 countries in this year’s Good Country Index, placing it just behind Tonga and Venezuela, and ahead of Antigua. Iraq was ranked last, with Libya second-last. The idea of the Good Country Index to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good […]

Iran, Ireland eye Increased Cooperation

By John Lee. The Iranian Ambassador to Dublin, Javad Kachouiyan, and the Chairman of Ireland’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Brendan Smith (pictured), have met to exchange views on promoting cooperation in all fields, including information technology (IT), renewable energies, medicines, medical equipment, food and agricultural technology, leasing, aviation equipment and services and the […]

EU Commissioner to Help Resolve Iran’s Banking Problems

Visiting European Union Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan vowed to make efforts to help resolve banking problems hampering Iran’s foreign trade with the 28-nation bloc. Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Saturday, Hogan highlighted the reasons behind the existence of banking problems hampering Iran-EU trade two years after the Iran […]

Iran, Ireland Can Team up in Energy Sector: Speaker

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Tehran and Dublin can cooperate in energy sector. Addressing a press conference following a meeting with visiting Chairman of the Senate of the Republic of Ireland, Denis O’Donovan, in Tehran on Tuesday, Mr. Larijani said that attracting foreign investments to finance projects on renewables and clean energies is a […]

European, Asian Firms “Ready to Fund Iran’s Plane Purchases”

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development for International Affairs Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan said several major institutions from Europe and Asia have expressed readiness to fund the country’s purchases of planes from global aviation giants Airbus and Boeing. Nine financial institutions from Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Britain, China and Japan are ready to fund the […]

Iran, Ireland increase Cooperation in Aviation

By John Lee. Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has reportedly signed its first ever contract with Ireland on expansion of aviation cooperation in areas such as observing flight operation, continued flight eligibility, issuance of technical aid, repair and maintenance. According to IRNA, the agreement was signed between the Deputy Chairman of the CAO, Mohammad Javad […]

BP Forms Iran Task Force

Global energy giant British Petroleum (BP) has formed a new executive committee to explore business opportunities in Iran following the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions, a report said. Headed by BP’s chief financial officer Brian Gilvary from Britain, the new taskforce will coordinate the oil giant’s operations in the country and any discussions with National Iranian […]

Ireland Signs Deal to Export Sheep Meat to Iran

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Michael Creed, said the country’s exporters can now ship sheep meat to Iran following an agreement with the relevant Iranian authorities. “It is also an issue which I raised directly in bilateral meetings with the Iranian Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Mr. Javad Kachoueian,” Creed said recently as […]

Irish Exporters highlight Opportunities in Iran

The Irish Exporters Association and Emirates held an Irish-Iranian Business dinner for 30 C-level executives in Dublin. H.E. Javad Kachoueian, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran provided a keynote address and highlighted the range of business opportunities available for Irish companies in Iran. This exclusive business networking opportunity and dinner provided a platform for […]

Irish Firm eyes Investment in Iran’s Airport Infrastructure

A senior official with Kingspan, an Ireland-based building-materials company, said it is willing to invest in Iran’s airport infrastructure following the removal of sanctions. “Large aircraft orders placed by Iran would require big upgrades in airport infrastructure and that Kingspan had been at the forefront of aviation projects right around the Middle East,” Kingspan’s Chief […]

Irish Banks claim Difficulties in Trade with Iran

Two major Irish banks confirmed on Tuesday that restrictions on processing Iranian money are still in place despite a lasting nuclear between Tehran and world powers. AIB (Allied Irish Banks) and Bank of Ireland announced that they still face difficulties in working with Iranian banks, saying that the restrictions could see Ireland lose ground to […]

Bank of Ireland to Retain Banking Restrictions on Iran

By John Lee. The Irish Independent reports that the Bank of Ireland will not be removing its restrictions on Iranian-related banking transactions despite the recent lifting of sanctions. In a statement, the bank said it adheres to EU, HM Treasury, United Nations and US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Financial Sanctions […]

Iran gives 30-day visas at airports

By John Lee. Iran is to start issuing 30-day visas for tourists from 58 countries upon arrival at its airports. The Persian-language newspaper Donya-ye Eqtesad says the visas can be extended by 15 more days. Foreign tourists could previously get 14-day visas at Iran’s airports and their visas could not be extended. Eligible countries are: […]