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 […]

Interests Of Irish Farmers At Risk In Brexit Negotiations – Former EEC Campaigner Claims

Farmers, fishermen, food producers and exporters generally should pressure Government to open direct negotiations with Britain to agree post-Brexit arrangements that would be exclusively in the interests of our two countries and not leave matters to EU negotiators whose awareness of our special needs may not be as good as it should be. The suggestion […]

Ireland At A Brexit Disadvantage Over Uncompetitive Incentives For Employees

The Irish economy is at a Brexit disadvantage because companies here cannot offer their employees share incentives that are as attractive as those available in the UK and other EU countries. That was the warning from the Irish ProShare Association (IPSA) today as it called on the Government to fast-track tax reform and introduce new […]

‘Atlantic’ Highlights European Ocean Citizenship in Irish Schools

As the shadow of Brexit looms, and the uncertainty around the future of our shared fishing grounds intensifies, the political implications for Ireland have come into sharp focus. Our relationship with the European Union at local, national and international level is being seriously questioned. Nowhere are the stakes higher or matters more divisive than with […]

Tipperary Companies Invited To Enterprise Ireland ‘Prepare For Brexit’ Roadshow

 Enterprise Ireland today announced details of the first in a series of nationwide ‘Prepare for Brexit’ roadshows, which will take place at the Maryborough Hotel, Cork on Wednesday, 3 May from 8.00-10.30 am.   Part of Enterprise Ireland’s #PrepareforBrexit campaign, the Cork roadshow will feature speakers from SMEs, large companies and innovative start-ups, along with […]

Hear about the Impact of Brexit on the Midwest at Limerick Chamber Spring Business Lunch

Limerick Chamber will host a Business Lunch on Brexit on Tuesday April 25th from 12.15pm to 2.00pm in the Castletroy Park Hotel.  The event is being sponsored by Ulster Bank and will focus on the challenges of Brexit for businesses.   Dr. Stephen Kinsella, Economics Lecturer with the University of Limerick and Columnist with the […]

UK’s Aaggressive Brexit Approach Risks Damaging UK Irish Relations – IBEC

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has said it was deeply concerned at the increasingly definitive and hardline position of the UK government to Brexit. It said any move by the UK to unilaterally forge new global trade deals was at odds with membership of the current EU customs union and was a combative […]

Slowdown In October New Car Sales

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 162 car sales figures for the month of October. Total new car registrations Year to Date (145,433) are up 21,913 units or +18%, on the same period last year (123,520).However new car registrations for the month of October (2,243) decreased by 316 units […]

Failure To Communicate Brexit Strategy Adding To Uncertainty – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the government is failing to effectively communicate it’s post Brexit strategy. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he attended a national discussion on the implications of the Brexit vote at Dublin Castle: “We are constantly hearing that the government is constructing and implementing various strands of a post Brexit […]

IFA And Ulster Farmers Union Meet On Brexit Concerns And Farm Schemes

The IFA and the Ulster Farmers Union met this week to discuss the implications for farmers of the recent UK Brexit outcome.   The organisations agreed to work together to protect the important relationship between farmers on both parts of the island. Both organisations agreed that the agricultural sector must not be at a disadvantage […]

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