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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Forestry And Climate Change: Large Potential And Low Cost

The Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association (IFFPA), the Ibec group that represents the sector, have responded to today’s publication of the National Climate Mitigation Plan, outlining the significant contribution the sector can make towards delivering an environmentally sustainable economy.  Mark McAuley, Director of IFFPA, said, “Forestry has been clearly identified as one of the […]

Urgently Increase Supply Of New Homes – PII

Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group for businesses working in the property sector, said that the house price statistics released today by the CSO show the need to urgently increase the supply of housing. PII Director, Dr. David Duffy stated: “The lack of housing supply has been highlighted for a number of years. While […]

Flawed Provisions On Defined Benefit Pensions Must Be Removed From Social Welfare And Pensions Bill – IBEC

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Social Protection and called on it to remove flawed provisions on defined benefit pensions from the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill. The hearing was part of the pre legislative scrutiny process in advance of publication of the detailed provisions of the […]

Irish business committed to Paris Agreement on climate change

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has today reaffirmed its support for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change following the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw the country from the historic accord. Commenting on the decision, Ibec Senior Energy and Environment Executive, Conor Minogue stated: “The 2015 Paris Agreement is a truly […]

Ibec calls For A Long Term Planning And Investment Strategy For Ireland

Ibec- the group that represents Irish business – has called for an ambitious long-term planning and investment strategy for Ireland to redress the growing imbalance between the regions and the greater Dublin economy. In their submission to the public consultation on the National Planning Framework, Ibec said that in order for the 2040 plan to […]

Public Sector Pay Must Reflect Needs Of Wider Economy, Not Just Public Sector Workers

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business,  said it understood the move by government to bring forward the terms of the Lansdowne Road Agreement, in line with the better than expected economic performance and the importance of maintaining industrial peace and a collective approach to pay in the public service. However, the group cautioned that […]

All-island Transport Network Investment Must Remain A Priority – Ibec/CBI

Ibec and the CBI, the two major business groups in Northern Ireland and the Republic, has launched a major new report that sets out ambitious proposals to upgrade the all-island transport network. The groups said urgent investment is needed to support exports, job creation and business development, as the population of the island increases over […]

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