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#IBEC

# ibec - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

'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 17,238 Views 34 Comments

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

# ibec - Monday 5 October, 2020

'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 30,582 Views 11 Comments

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

# ibec - Wednesday 16 September, 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 11,427 Views 1 Comment

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

# ibec - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

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 11,375 Views 20 Comments

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

# ibec - Thursday 4 June, 2020

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 23,596 Views 45 Comments

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

# ibec - Saturday 9 May, 2020

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 102,185 Views 85 Comments

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

# ibec - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

€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 17,128 Views 11 Comments

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

# ibec - Friday 20 March, 2020

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 53,433 Views 98 Comments

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

# ibec - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

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 17,413 Views 58 Comments

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

# ibec - Friday 10 January, 2020

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 462 Views 0 Comments

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

# ibec - Thursday 5 December, 2019

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 433 Views 0 Comments

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

# ibec - Monday 7 October, 2019

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 7,870 Views 19 Comments

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

# ibec - Monday 19 August, 2019

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 16,202 Views 33 Comments

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

# ibec - Friday 5 July, 2019

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 19,152 Views 75 Comments

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

# ibec - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'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 29,052 Views 36 Comments

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

# ibec - Monday 7 January, 2019

'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 39,917 Views 154 Comments

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

# ibec - Thursday 3 January, 2019

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 16,916 Views 62 Comments

The Exchequer received more than €55 billion last year.

# ibec - Friday 28 September, 2018

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 17,818 Views 55 Comments

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
# 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 13,738 Views 19 Comments

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
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

Jun 28th 2018, 12:54 PM 1,377 Views 0 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jan 8th 2018, 10:25 PM 37,074 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 17,071 Views 64 Comments

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
# Thrifty
# Thrifty

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

Dec 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,766 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.

# ibec - Monday 9 October, 2017

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 7,720 Views 25 Comments

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
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack

May 14th 2017, 11:29 AM 6,291 Views 23 Comments

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
# 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 13,420 Views 16 Comments

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
# 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 19,617 Views 39 Comments

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
# Offline
# Offline

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland

Feb 16th 2017, 9:30 AM 37,763 Views 55 Comments

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'
# Shock And Awe
# Shock And Awe

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

Feb 9th 2017, 7:57 PM 28,197 Views 70 Comments

‘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
# 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 15,042 Views 19 Comments

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
# Stunted Growth
# Stunted Growth

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

Dec 12th 2016, 6:02 AM 3,602 Views 5 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

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

Nov 15th 2016, 8:22 PM 16,011 Views 60 Comments

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
# Spoilsports
# Spoilsports

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

Nov 3rd 2016, 6:01 AM 15,808 Views 25 Comments

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
# Work
# Work

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

Oct 27th 2016, 6:10 AM 15,784 Views 28 Comments

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
# Brexit Wounds
# Brexit Wounds

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

Sep 12th 2016, 8:31 AM 34,265 Views 81 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Aug 4th 2016, 9:51 PM 22,741 Views 61 Comments

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
# Motor Tax
# Motor Tax

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

Jul 25th 2016, 3:30 PM 66,066 Views 155 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Jul 14th 2016, 6:03 AM 17,803 Views 58 Comments

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 Real Thing
# The Real Thing

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

Jun 29th 2016, 6:20 AM 14,324 Views 21 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 17th 2016, 8:00 AM 186 Views 138 Comments

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.

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