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#IBEC

# ibec - Friday 28 September, 2018

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

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

# ibec - Monday 20 August, 2018

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

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

# ibec - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

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

# ibec - Monday 8 January, 2018

Poll: Do you have more disposable income than five years ago? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

# ibec - Monday 4 December, 2017

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

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

# ibec - Monday 9 October, 2017

Irish employers to back 'comprehensive gender pay reporting'

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

# ibec - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack

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

# ibec - Monday 1 May, 2017

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

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

# ibec - Monday 3 April, 2017

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

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

# ibec - Thursday 16 February, 2017

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland

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

# ibec - Thursday 9 February, 2017

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

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

# ibec - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

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

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

# ibec - Monday 12 December, 2016

'Political uncertainty' could hurt Ireland's growth - but jobs will still be created

There are additional concerns over the impact Brexit and the weakened sterling will have.

# ibec - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members

Pressure is mounting on government to deal with the public pay row, as private sector unions set to lodge pay claims.

# ibec - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

# ibec - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Good news for Irish workers as most companies plan pay hikes in 2017

Just under three quarters of businesses expect to pay their staff more next year.

# ibec - Monday 12 September, 2016

"Thousands of jobs threatened" in Irish pubs and restaurants following Brexit

Two reports published today have highlighted the stretched nature of the hospitality sector following June’s Brexit vote.

# ibec - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Dublin's Lord Mayor has attacked Ibec for 'wanting to rip apart' Irish society

Brendan Carr accused the employers group of “weasel words” to mask what he called an attack on workers.

# ibec - Monday 25 July, 2016

An all-Ireland motorway may be on the way - but it'll cost us €100 each per year

Under the proposed plan 85% of Ireland’s population will live within 10km of the motorway.

# ibec - Thursday 14 July, 2016

A major business lobby group wants a €1 BILLION social housing spend

Businesses are increasingly viewing the homeless crisis in Ireland as an obstacle to economic growth.

# ibec - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

When it comes to lobbying public officials, being called Bono may be a help

The U2 frontman’s name is just one of many thousands of returns made to the new Irish lobbying authority in the last year.

# ibec - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

# ibec - Sunday 3 April, 2016

The case for building a €15 billion, all-island motorway

The head of Ireland’s biggest business group says it’s the most important project for the country.

# ibec - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

This is why Joan Burton is hailing a 'landmark moment' in Ireland's recovery

Just don’t mention the regional unemployment.

# ibec - Friday 16 October, 2015

This is what happened when Joan, Mary Lou and Lucinda debated the Budget

Some of the country’s most prominent female politicians gathered to debate the Budget in Dublin this morning.

# ibec - Monday 31 August, 2015

See ya Australia and au revoir France, Ireland has a new favourite winemaker

We have all the figures for what local drinkers were sipping last year.

# ibec - Monday 20 July, 2015

Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes'

But business groups are against any rise in the minimum wage.

# ibec - Friday 10 July, 2015

Irish businesses want EU to loosen its grip so Ireland can stop playing catch up

Business group Ibec says Ireland needs to seek more flexibility from Europe to keep the country on the right road to recovery.

# ibec - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Four out of 10 companies won’t be giving pay rises this year

Ibec has warned that the new public sector pay deal could create create “unrealistic wage expectation” in the private sector.

# ibec - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

These are the jobs that are winning and losing as the economy picks up

Average pay packets took another hit at the start of the year.

# ibec - Monday 13 April, 2015

Ireland's economy is racing ahead (but you might not get a pay rise just yet)

And some sectors will see a pay boost sooner than others.

# ibec - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Enda is promising tax cuts in the next budget. And the one after that and so on...

That’s as long as his government gets re-elected, mind.

Ireland should 'embrace' a population of 10 million

And business group Ibec wants more money for infrastructure to cope with the growth.

# ibec - Monday 9 February, 2015

Lower prices at the petrol pumps means you're spending more in the shops

However, women didn’t invest in too many winter coats this season.

# ibec - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

IAG's promises on Aer Lingus regional routes are 'entirely unacceptable'

Tourism groups want a ‘cast-iron guarantee’ on Heathrow access.

# ibec - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year

This follows an IBEC survey earlier in the week suggesting a 2% wage hike across

# ibec - Monday 22 December, 2014

Ireland's economy grew 'spectacularly' this year

Ibec believes the economy grew by 5.7%.

# ibec - Monday 1 December, 2014

Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you

Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.

# ibec - Sunday 23 November, 2014

What do the bosses at Ireland's top firms look like? Still mostly male and over 60

There’s not much change going on at the top.

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