Ibec Appoints Gerard Brady As New Head Of Tax And Fiscal Policy

Mr Brady will hold responsibility for shaping and driving Ibec’s tax, economic and fiscal policies. Having joined the organisation in 2013, Gerard most recently held the position of Ibec Senior Economist. His role involved regular analysis of economic issues for a business audience and policy engagement on economic and tax policy issues, along with advising […]

Ireland’s Next UN Youth Delegates Are From Leitrim And Wicklow

Ireland’s two UN Youth Delegates for 2017/2018 have been announced. Lauren Flanagan from Kilquade, County Wicklow and Paul Dockery from Dromod in County Leitrim will join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this Autumn. The programme is run by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Irish Aid, and the National […]

Mercedes-AMG E43 4Matic Arrives In Ireland

The Mercedes-AMG E43 4MATIC – the high-performance version of the new E-Class – has arrived on the market here. With features adopted from motorsport, cutting-edge technology and a 3.0-litre, V6 bi-turbo engine, which accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, the new E43 is one described by Mercedes-Benz as ‘offering pure driving performance with everyday […]

Healy Welcomes EU Commission Move To Review Fertiliser Anit-Dumping Measures

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the publication by the EU Commission of a “Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia”. Mr Healy said, “IFA spearheaded an international campaign over the last two years highlighting the dysfunctionality of the EU’s fertiliser […]

Ibec Forecasts Strong Growth In Economy

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today published its latest Quarterly Economic Outlook (attached), which forecasts growth of 4.2% for 2017, and 3.2% in 2018. A strong labour market, in particular, will underpin the buoyancy of the domestic economy, but Brexit related trading challenges will remain for exporters. This will be a particular challenge […]

Book Honours Memory Of Thomas Ashe Who Died On Hunger Strike

On Monday 17 September 1917 a request was made by the Defence of the Realm prisoners in Mountjoy prison for prisoner-of-war treatment.  When this request was refused the prisoners began a hunger strike. At 5 p.m. on 25 September, Thomas Ashe was transferred to the Mater Hospital where he died at 10.30 p.m. An inquest into his death was […]

Ibec Sets Out Business Priorities And Solutions For The Irish Government

Following the appointment of a new Taoiseach and his cabinet, Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has published a set of briefs outlining the business priorities for each ministerial portfolio. Launching the cabinet briefs, Danny McCoy, CEO of Ibec, stated: “In the global race for investment, it is critical that Ireland does not lag […]

1 In 3 Homeowners Have Experienced Poor Quality Workmanship

Over a third of Irish homeowners have experienced poor quality workmanship first hand in the course of carrying out home improvements. As part of an AA Home Insurance of over 3,000 homeowners, 34.98% of those surveyed stated that they had personally experienced bad practice from a tradesperson or service provider when having work done to […]

Slight Fall In Cost Of Running A Car As Insurance Prices FalL – AA Ireland

Average cost of running a family car for a year is €10,671.37, a decrease of €178.05 compared to 2016. Stable fuel prices along with 10.2% drop in motor insurance prices key factors in declining cost. The average cost of running a family car for a year is €10,671.37 according to the AA’s annual survey of […]

An Indian Summer For Laois – As Top Tour Operators Pay A Visit

Seven leading tour operators from India have been visiting Laois and Ireland this week, on a fact-finding tour organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI.   The tour operators – based in the cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh – are here to experience at first-hand what Laois […]

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