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# ibec - This year 2022

Tánaiste rejects Ibec suggestion that 'proof' would be required for domestic abuse paid leave
# IBEC
# IBEC

Tánaiste rejects Ibec suggestion that 'proof' would be required for domestic abuse paid leave

Oct 5th 2022, 2:13 PM 12,301 Views 37 Comments

‘What is a victim supposed to do? Come in with their black eye?’ said TD Louise O’Reilly.

Rising cost of energy posing threat to viability of businesses, says Ibec
# Rising Energy
# Rising Energy

Rising cost of energy posing threat to viability of businesses, says Ibec

Aug 29th 2022, 2:13 PM 8,847 Views 7 Comments

The lobby group says that energy prices for businesses could rise by four or five times.

Urgent security warning issued as hackers shift ransomware attacks to small businesses
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Urgent security warning issued as hackers shift ransomware attacks to small businesses

Aug 12th 2022, 12:05 PM 15,080 Views 4 Comments

There has been a steady increase in ransomware attacks by cyber thieves in recent months.

IBEC predicts Irish economy will grow by 4.3% this year, less than previous forecasts
# Economic Forecast
# Economic Forecast

IBEC predicts Irish economy will grow by 4.3% this year, less than previous forecasts

Apr 25th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,148 Views 2 Comments

The revised forecasts come as a result of the impact of rising costs and supply chain challenges across the global economy, accelerated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Supermarkets and hauliers struggling with 'higher than normal' rates of staff shortages
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

Supermarkets and hauliers struggling with 'higher than normal' rates of staff shortages

Jan 5th 2022, 3:16 PM 16,988 Views 5 Comments

Amid industry pressure, the Taoiseach said NPHET will keep the isolation period for close contacts under review.

# ibec - Last year 2021

Ibec boss warned Taoiseach that climate budget could cost economy €7.8bn a year
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Ibec boss warned Taoiseach that climate budget could cost economy €7.8bn a year

Dec 28th 2021, 1:35 PM 15,302 Views 17 Comments

A move to include emissions from land usage in the budgets would ‘totally undermine the viability’ of the agri-food industry, CEO Danny McCoy wrote.

Brexit is fuelling a boom in cross-border trade. But why? And what does it mean for the island?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit is fuelling a boom in cross-border trade. But why? And what does it mean for the island?

Nov 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 37,015 Views 15 Comments
  • In the year to September, the value of imports to the Republic from the North grew by 60% to almost €2.6 billion.
  • The value of goods going the opposite direction rose by almost 50% over the same period last year to €2.8 billion.
  • The changes have been born of necessity rather than politics or questions of identity, Ian Curran writes.
From used cars to a loaf of bread, inflation bites Irish businesses and consumers
# Price Pressures
# Price Pressures

From used cars to a loaf of bread, inflation bites Irish businesses and consumers

Aug 7th 2021, 8:00 AM 38,257 Views 50 Comments

Irish used car prices have increased by 40% in the year to the end of June

Major investment and increase in staff at National Cyber Security Centre
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Major investment and increase in staff at National Cyber Security Centre

Jul 13th 2021, 5:29 PM 10,757 Views 15 Comments

An increase in the NCSC will see it rise by €2.5m for 2022.

Irish businesses start preparations to return to the workplace, says Ibec
# Irish Businesses
# Irish Businesses

Irish businesses start preparations to return to the workplace, says Ibec

May 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 17,007 Views 10 Comments

78% of businesses who responded are planning on returning to the workplace by September.

# ibec - All time

'Uncertainty and irritation': IBEC chief Danny McCoy takes aim at NPHET members over communications
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'Uncertainty and irritation': IBEC chief Danny McCoy takes aim at NPHET members over communications

Nov 18th 2020, 11:22 AM 17,343 Views 34 Comments

IBEC has called for an early exit from Level 5 for retailers.

'Turbocharged by Covid': Savings by Irish households jump to nearly €10 billion
# IBEC
# IBEC

'Turbocharged by Covid': Savings by Irish households jump to nearly €10 billion

Oct 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 30,968 Views 11 Comments

The business lobbying group forecasts a drop in Irish GDP by 2.6% in 2020.

Twin threats of Covid-19 and Brexit mean the economy is 'not yet ready to carry itself', Ibec warns
# Budget Submission
# Budget Submission

Twin threats of Covid-19 and Brexit mean the economy is 'not yet ready to carry itself', Ibec warns

Sep 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,476 Views 1 Comment

Ibec outlined measures it sees as central to supporting businesses and the economy over the coming year.

Ibec warns that significant number of businesses will fold this year unless there is 'dramatic intervention'
# July Stimulus
# July Stimulus

Ibec warns that significant number of businesses will fold this year unless there is 'dramatic intervention'

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:35 AM 11,406 Views 20 Comments

The draft programme for government has promised a July stimulus, and Ibec says urgent supports are needed for SMEs.

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

Jun 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,638 Views 45 Comments

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen

Updated May 9th 2020, 3:19 PM 102,263 Views 86 Comments

The HSA can order a business to shut down operations if it doesn’t comply with the measures.

€1bn worth of supports announced for businesses, with a push to get companies to sell online
# Liquidity
# Liquidity

€1bn worth of supports announced for businesses, with a push to get companies to sell online

Apr 8th 2020, 4:59 PM 17,176 Views 10 Comments

The supports aim to help with liquidity issues experienced by businesses.

Top up scheme for employers to pay €203 to laid-off workers and receive State refund approved by government
# Welfare Payments
# Welfare Payments

Top up scheme for employers to pay €203 to laid-off workers and receive State refund approved by government

Updated Mar 20th 2020, 8:23 PM 53,491 Views 98 Comments

This scheme allows employers to pay workers €203 a week and receive a refund from the State.

ICTU says employers should pay staff who are directed to self-isolate because of Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

ICTU says employers should pay staff who are directed to self-isolate because of Covid-19

Mar 3rd 2020, 8:11 PM 17,454 Views 58 Comments

The organisation says there has been “considerable public debate” on the issue in recent days.

Spending might be up over Christmas, but Irish retailers are still facing challenges
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Spending might be up over Christmas, but Irish retailers are still facing challenges

Jan 10th 2020, 12:02 PM 486 Views 0 Comments

Increased trade doesn’t quite match economic growth, as consumers habits continue to evolve.

Ireland's economic squeeze: could staff shortages stifle growth?
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Ireland's economic squeeze: could staff shortages stifle growth?

Dec 5th 2019, 5:36 PM 473 Views 0 Comments

The economy is still growing, but it is slowing down as capacity constraints limit expansion.

Irish businesses 'will need €1.5bn' to prevent job losses if there is a no-deal Brexit
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Irish businesses 'will need €1.5bn' to prevent job losses if there is a no-deal Brexit

Oct 7th 2019, 7:34 AM 7,901 Views 19 Comments

Many firms face collapse if supports are not urgently put in place, Ibec has warned.

Ireland's economy is set to keep growing next year, but could be seriously hit by a no-deal Brexit
# Economy
# Economy

Ireland's economy is set to keep growing next year, but could be seriously hit by a no-deal Brexit

Aug 19th 2019, 7:28 AM 16,255 Views 33 Comments

Ibec states that the economy is set to grow by 4% this year.

Decision to halt Climate Emergency Bill described as 'utter hypocrisy' on side of the Government
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Decision to halt Climate Emergency Bill described as 'utter hypocrisy' on side of the Government

Jul 5th 2019, 3:41 PM 19,226 Views 75 Comments

Organisations including Ibec and the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) have welcomed the Government’s decision.

'No deal’ Brexit would have 'devastating economic consequences' in Ireland
# Mayday
# Mayday

'No deal’ Brexit would have 'devastating economic consequences' in Ireland

Jan 15th 2019, 7:56 AM 29,074 Views 36 Comments

Such a scenario would have a huge impact on the all-island economy, business groups have warned.

'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec
# Brickies
# Brickies

'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec

Jan 7th 2019, 12:12 PM 40,065 Views 154 Comments

Ibec says there are not enough skilled workers here to meet demand.

The Government has recorded its first budget surplus since 2006
# Tax Take
# Tax Take

The Government has recorded its first budget surplus since 2006

Jan 3rd 2019, 7:36 PM 16,949 Views 62 Comments

The Exchequer received more than €55 billion last year.

Draft guidelines on urban development 'facilitate developers at expense of public'
# Height Restrictions
# Height Restrictions

Draft guidelines on urban development 'facilitate developers at expense of public'

Sep 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 17,881 Views 55 Comments

The issue of height restrictions often comes up when discussing urban sprawl.

Ibec paints glowing picture of Irish economy but warns we've 'a lot to lose' from Trump tariffs
# Hot Stuff
# Hot Stuff

Ibec paints glowing picture of Irish economy but warns we've 'a lot to lose' from Trump tariffs

Aug 20th 2018, 8:05 AM 13,757 Views 19 Comments

The business group says that Ireland is in a “post-recovery stage”.

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

Jun 28th 2018, 12:54 PM 1,394 Views 0 Comments

Nearly 10,000 returns were submitted to the Register of Lobbying last year.

Poll: Do you have more disposable income than five years ago?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have more disposable income than five years ago?

Jan 8th 2018, 10:25 PM 37,145 Views 94 Comments

Disposable incomes in Ireland are growing at over four times the eurozone average, according to Ibec.

'More sustainable than the boom': Business group hails Ireland's 'exceptional' economy
# Recovery
# Recovery

'More sustainable than the boom': Business group hails Ireland's 'exceptional' economy

Jan 8th 2018, 6:00 AM 17,091 Views 64 Comments

Ibec says we have now exited the “recovery” period.

Irish households to spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas
# Thrifty
# Thrifty

Irish households to spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas

Dec 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,821 Views 16 Comments

Retail Ireland said that cross-border shopping and online shopping from foreign retailers is a big worry for Irish outlets this year.

Irish employers to back 'comprehensive gender pay reporting'
# Closing The Gap
# Closing The Gap

Irish employers to back 'comprehensive gender pay reporting'

Oct 9th 2017, 7:19 AM 7,751 Views 25 Comments

Ibec says it supports the introduction of new reporting measures, akin to similar structures already in place in Australia.

Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack

May 14th 2017, 11:29 AM 6,370 Views 23 Comments

The call comes after a global ransomware attack on Friday which targeted businesses and state services across the world.

Retail Ireland's new head wants to convince people that jobs in shops aren't just for students
# Retail
# Retail

Retail Ireland's new head wants to convince people that jobs in shops aren't just for students

May 1st 2017, 9:30 PM 13,464 Views 15 Comments

BWG Foods boss Willie O’Byrne was appointed to the role earlier this week.

Business group predicts 'exceptional job surge' with 50,000 new roles this year
# Cvs At The Ready
# Cvs At The Ready

Business group predicts 'exceptional job surge' with 50,000 new roles this year

Apr 3rd 2017, 7:41 AM 19,646 Views 38 Comments

A separate survey from EY said that income tax is the biggest burden for business owners.

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland
# Offline
# Offline

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland

Feb 16th 2017, 9:30 AM 37,998 Views 55 Comments

Just over a third of the premises in Roscommon have access to high-speed broadband.

Tesco is 'shocked' at unions suggesting that members 'shop with their conscience'
# Shock And Awe
# Shock And Awe

Tesco is 'shocked' at unions suggesting that members 'shop with their conscience'

Feb 9th 2017, 7:57 PM 28,337 Views 68 Comments

‘Indefinite’ industrial action is due to begin at some Tesco stores from Tuesday 14 February.

'It has never been a better time to be an Irish shopper': Retailers struggle as prices fall
# Priced Out
# Priced Out

'It has never been a better time to be an Irish shopper': Retailers struggle as prices fall

Dec 27th 2016, 6:15 AM 15,067 Views 19 Comments

Retail Ireland said many shops had been hit by competition from UK based online retailers and cross border trade.

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