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 […]

Retailers call for urgent reform of local authority rates system

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today launched a new policy paper entitled ‘Tackling the rates burden’. The paper highlights the serious deficiencies in the current system governing how local authority rates are levied and collected from retailers, resulting in over €200 million in uncollected rates each year. The retail sector […]

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 […]

National Sustainable Transport And Business Conference In Thurles

Sustainable technology in the transport sector and business in general has provided for significant savings on costs and improvements in efficiency. The National Sustainable Transport & Business Conference takes place in LIT, Thurles on May 25th. Potential opportunities for your business together with Case Studies which showcase the successful implementation of Sustainable Business and Transport […]

Bring capital beyond the capital: The Mid-West can become a finance hub – Financial Services Ireland

A conference in Limerick for local business leaders, hosted by Financial Services Ireland (FSI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, today explored how the Mid-West can become a finance hub, if the objectives of the Government’s International Financial Services (IFS2020) strategy are realised and if regions get their fair share of economic growth post-Brexit. […]

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 […]

YOUR BUSINESS LIVE Launches To Businesses In County Tipperary

A major new event for Ireland’s SME’s, YOUR BUSINESS LIVE, has launched. The national two-day SME event will gather together executives, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from around the country to network, learn and do business. Vodafone Ireland was also announced today as a title sponsor for the event. YOUR BUSINESS LIVE takes place on […]

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 […]

Next Page »