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 […]

Ibec To Host Free Limerick Event To Showcase Innovation In The Mid-West Region

Ibec, in association with Electric Ireland, will host a free business seminar in Limerick on Wednesday 25 May to show how local companies have used state supports and worked with higher education institutions to grow their business through research, development and innovation. The event, entitled ‘The Innovation Imperative’ will take place in the Strand Hotel, […]

Overhaul OfCcommercial Rates System WouldSupport Job Creation – Ibec Mid-West and Kerry

With the general election campaign underway, Ibec Mid-West and Kerry, the group that represents business in the region, called for an overhaul of Ireland’s commercial rates system. The next government must prioritise the reform of local authority funding because local authorities do not have the power to do so. Local business is the primary source […]

Next Government Must Deliver World Class Education System – Ibec Mid-West And Kerry

In advance of the upcoming general election, Ibec Mid-West and Kerry, the group that represents business in the region, called on the next government to ramp up investment in education to ensure students develop the necessary skills to thrive when they enter the workforce. A skilled and versatile talent pool will strengthen the region’s credentials […]

Jobs boost for Limerick

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has welcomed measures outlined in the Mid West Action Plan for Jobs, which aims to deliver 23,000 jobs to the region by 2020. This news capped a very positive day for the Mid West as pharmaceutical firm Regeneron announced plans to add 200 staff to its Limerick base. […]

Financing & Funding Opportunities for Businesses that ‘Go Green’ National Conference on June 10th

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Business Programme, in association with Ibec is delighted to announce a full programme including high profile speakers for the upcoming ‘Financing & Funding Opportunities for Greening your Business’ event which will be held on the 10th of May in Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare.   The national conference is free to […]

Green Business hosts Resource Efficiency Seminars for businesses in association with IBEC, Enterprise Ireland and BIM.

Green Business, one of the flagship programmes of the National Waste Prevention Scheme, has just teamed up with IBEC, Enterprise Ireland and BIM, to host a series of seminars on Resource Efficiency, this November. These seminars will demonstrate how easy it is to improve resource efficiency in business, by asking a number of businesses to show other […]

Minister Rabbitte encourages SMEs to input into National Broadband Plan

Speaking in IBEC today to members of the Telecommunications Industry Federation, the Minister stressed the competitive importance of SMEs engaging on-line more intensively and the need to break down barriers which are discouraging a significant number of SMEs from harnessing the power of the internet. In a briefing on the report of the recently published […]