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# 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 34,405 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 22,757 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 66,434 Views 154 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 17,830 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 14,342 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 266 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.

# ibec - Sunday 3 April, 2016

The case for building a €15 billion, all-island motorway
# Malin To Mizen
# Malin To Mizen

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

Apr 3rd 2016, 8:30 AM 51,416 Views 85 Comments

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
# Wheels In Motion
# Wheels In Motion

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

Nov 17th 2015, 1:00 PM 15,679 Views 123 Comments

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
# Budget Banter
# Budget Banter

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

Oct 16th 2015, 9:15 PM 19,866 Views 45 Comments

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
# Grape Expectations
# Grape Expectations

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

Aug 31st 2015, 2:02 PM 31,885 Views 36 Comments

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'
# The Payoff
# The Payoff

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

Jul 20th 2015, 5:14 PM 20,180 Views 115 Comments

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
# Road To Recovery
# Road To Recovery

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

Jul 10th 2015, 6:03 AM 7,805 Views 9 Comments

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
# Public Sector Pay
# Public Sector Pay

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

Jun 2nd 2015, 6:01 AM 7,840 Views 36 Comments

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
# Blow By Blow
# Blow By Blow

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

May 26th 2015, 4:10 PM 38,059 Views 63 Comments

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)
# Recovery
# Recovery

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

Apr 13th 2015, 9:58 AM 19,031 Views 122 Comments

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...
# Sweetening The Deal
# Sweetening The Deal

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

Mar 4th 2015, 12:05 PM 10,666 Views 156 Comments

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

Ireland should 'embrace' a population of 10 million
# Think Bigger
# Think Bigger

Ireland should 'embrace' a population of 10 million

Mar 4th 2015, 9:30 AM 41,326 Views 147 Comments

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
# Cash To Splash
# Cash To Splash

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

Feb 9th 2015, 7:34 PM 12,646 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Turbulence Ahead
# Turbulence Ahead

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

Feb 3rd 2015, 2:40 PM 16,230 Views 49 Comments

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
# ISME
# ISME

Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year

Jan 4th 2015, 7:45 AM 7,369 Views 10 Comments

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
# Euro
# Euro

Ireland's economy grew 'spectacularly' this year

Dec 22nd 2014, 10:20 AM 12,052 Views 34 Comments

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
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

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

Dec 1st 2014, 8:52 AM 7,288 Views 30 Comments

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
# Jobs For The Boys
# Jobs For The Boys

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

Nov 23rd 2014, 10:15 AM 15,553 Views 35 Comments

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

# ibec - Thursday 6 November, 2014

A tiny number of 'super' small businesses in the UK had a massive effect on their economy
# HGSBs
# HGSBs

A tiny number of 'super' small businesses in the UK had a massive effect on their economy

Nov 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 4,183 Views 10 Comments

Just 1% of businesses contributed to 36% of economic growth, and two-thirds of job creation.

# ibec - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Rebellious taxpayers and 'testosterone-driven woohah': What do female politicians make of the Budget?
# Budget Review
# Budget Review

Rebellious taxpayers and 'testosterone-driven woohah': What do female politicians make of the Budget?

Oct 16th 2014, 10:55 AM 8,949 Views 16 Comments

A panel of women politicians came together in Dublin this morning to discuss Budget 2015.

What does Joan Burton make of Facebook and Apple paying for female workers to freeze their eggs?
# Oh Baby
# Oh Baby

What does Joan Burton make of Facebook and Apple paying for female workers to freeze their eggs?

Oct 16th 2014, 9:27 AM 9,102 Views 31 Comments

Spoiler: She’s not a fan.

# ibec - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Say no to austerity, it's time to build jobs with Ireland's 'spectacular' growth
# Recovery
# Recovery

Say no to austerity, it's time to build jobs with Ireland's 'spectacular' growth

Oct 7th 2014, 9:09 AM 5,490 Views 19 Comments

Business lobbyists IBEC have doubled their economic growth forecast for the year.

# ibec - Monday 29 September, 2014

Cutting top rate of tax could give 'half of taxpayers' more money in their pocket
# Budget 15
# Budget 15

Cutting top rate of tax could give 'half of taxpayers' more money in their pocket

Sep 29th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,736 Views 40 Comments

Ibec also believe it would help stem brain-drain.

# ibec - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

German employers are struggling to fill positions for 120,000 apprentices
# Youth Employment
# Youth Employment

German employers are struggling to fill positions for 120,000 apprentices

Sep 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 16,516 Views 36 Comments

There’s even a flashy new TV advert portraying craftspeople as attractive super-heroes, in an attempt to entice people in the roles.

# ibec - Monday 15 September, 2014

Irish shoppers still watching their euro
# Bargain Hunters
# Bargain Hunters

Irish shoppers still watching their euro

Sep 15th 2014, 10:28 AM 6,690 Views 16 Comments

Consumers love cheap deals and loyalty cards, survey says.

# ibec - Monday 8 September, 2014

Let's bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Let's bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group

Sep 8th 2014, 7:40 AM 5,970 Views 42 Comments

The ‘fear factor’ that that has long gripped consumers is now easing, says IBEC. The business group says the time is right to bring in a raft of tax cuts.

# ibec - Monday 25 August, 2014

Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector
# Pay Packets
# Pay Packets

Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector

Aug 25th 2014, 10:51 PM 45,760 Views 286 Comments

The average public sector wage is just short of €920 per week – but experts say that could be skewed.

# ibec - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?

Jul 15th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,846 Views 4 Comments

Ibec is one of several groups making pre-budget submissions to the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# ibec - Friday 11 July, 2014

Economy set to grow 3.3% this year (and we won't be getting that harsh budget after all)
# Back In The Black
# Back In The Black

Economy set to grow 3.3% this year (and we won't be getting that harsh budget after all)

Jul 11th 2014, 9:54 AM 9,895 Views 74 Comments

Merrion Stockbrokers is bullish on the economy, and says that an adjustment of only €1 billion is needed in Budget 2015.

# ibec - Monday 7 July, 2014

Michael Noonan says that Ibec's budget sums "are at best a guesstimate"
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Michael Noonan says that Ibec's budget sums "are at best a guesstimate"

Jul 7th 2014, 4:12 PM 13,544 Views 56 Comments

The employers’ group says that now is the time to give consumers a break from austerity.

# ibec - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Lecturer wins €80,000 in discrimination case against NUI Galway
# Employment
# Employment

Lecturer wins €80,000 in discrimination case against NUI Galway

Jun 17th 2014, 12:19 PM 24,013 Views 11 Comments

The Equality Tribunal found that the engineering lecturer had been discriminated against on the grounds of gender and disability.

# ibec - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

New workers' rights legislation could lead to practices 'outlawed' in other countries
# Unions
# Unions

New workers' rights legislation could lead to practices 'outlawed' in other countries

May 14th 2014, 8:22 AM 6,843 Views 16 Comments

However, it has been welcomed by Ibec, who believe it will help Ireland to continue to attract foreign direct investment.

# ibec - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

"They've replaced the tellers with plants" - are banks interested in lending to small business?
# Don't Bank On It
# Don't Bank On It

"They've replaced the tellers with plants" - are banks interested in lending to small business?

May 13th 2014, 4:06 PM 9,376 Views 29 Comments

Domestic banks are failing to support a vital segment of the economy, lobby groups have said.

# ibec - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Is a Robin Hood tax a good idea for Ireland?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Is a Robin Hood tax a good idea for Ireland?

May 6th 2014, 6:13 PM 16,562 Views 35 Comments

Two experts run the rule over the Financial Transaction Tax for TheJournal.ie.

Roll back on 'penal austerity taxes'-Ibec
# Tax Back Special
# Tax Back Special

Roll back on 'penal austerity taxes'-Ibec

May 6th 2014, 12:29 PM 5,498 Views 18 Comments

The Taoiseach reaffirmed his commitment to tax cuts – but only if the economy is performing well.