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# ibec - Monday 21 April, 2014

Ibec aren't a political party, but if they were, this is what their local election manifesto would say
# Cost Of Business
# Cost Of Business

Ibec aren't a political party, but if they were, this is what their local election manifesto would say

Apr 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 8,698 Views 38 Comments

They want a cut in local Government charges for businesses.

# ibec - Monday 7 April, 2014

"Ireland is on the way back" - businesses are bullish about the economy right now
# Forecast
# Forecast

"Ireland is on the way back" - businesses are bullish about the economy right now

Apr 7th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,712 Views 69 Comments

Business group IBEC says the recovery is not just well under way, but is gaining momentum.

# ibec - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Here what needs to be done to fix the economy, says IBEC
# Down To Business
# Down To Business

Here what needs to be done to fix the economy, says IBEC

Mar 25th 2014, 6:40 AM 9,758 Views 61 Comments

The business lobby group says Ireland needs better government and more entrepreneurship to get Ireland back on track.

# ibec - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Taoiseach: We'll consider tax cuts next year, if we can afford it
# Debt And Taxes
# Debt And Taxes

Taoiseach: We'll consider tax cuts next year, if we can afford it

Feb 12th 2014, 3:23 PM 10,161 Views 61 Comments

Enda Kenny told CNBC News that “income tax levels are too high here”.

IBEC: Income tax reduction needed as employers can’t afford pay increases
# Tax Bands
# Tax Bands

IBEC: Income tax reduction needed as employers can’t afford pay increases

Feb 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,103 Views 56 Comments

Social Justice Ireland is calling for a system of refundable tax credits instead of a widening of tax bands.

# ibec - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Good news: Companies in Ireland feel like hiring again
# Give Us A Job
# Give Us A Job

Good news: Companies in Ireland feel like hiring again

Feb 5th 2014, 6:15 AM 6,892 Views 32 Comments

Exporting companies are positive about their business prospects over the next year.

# ibec - Monday 16 December, 2013

Ibec predicts strong post-bailout growth and 50,000 jobs in 2014
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Ibec predicts strong post-bailout growth and 50,000 jobs in 2014

Dec 16th 2013, 8:08 AM 5,502 Views 47 Comments

The business group has predicted stronger growth than the Government, saying GDP could rise by as much as three per cent in 2014.

# ibec - Saturday 30 November, 2013

ESB unions in public spat with management over 'protective notice'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

ESB unions in public spat with management over 'protective notice'

Nov 30th 2013, 12:42 PM 12,421 Views 105 Comments

Notice of industrial action was served on management yesterday, and customers have been told to expect power outages.

# ibec - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"
# Spending
# Spending

Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"

Oct 29th 2013, 5:25 PM 7,778 Views 11 Comments

New CSO figures show that people spent less money in supermarkets and petrol stations last month.

# ibec - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

'We could end up in a Dublin, without a Dublin Bus' says former union official
# Labour Relations
# Labour Relations

'We could end up in a Dublin, without a Dublin Bus' says former union official

Oct 16th 2013, 10:44 AM 8,711 Views 90 Comments

Noel Dowling, who carried out a report on Dublin Bus, said he was ‘extremely worried’ about the company’s current situation.

# ibec - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'
# Savings
# Savings

Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'

Oct 10th 2013, 9:52 AM 5,403 Views 92 Comments

A reduction in the Live Register has produced €150 million in welfare savings.

# ibec - Monday 7 October, 2013

Jobs recovery exceeding expectations but VAT rate crucial - IBEC
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Jobs recovery exceeding expectations but VAT rate crucial - IBEC

Oct 7th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,887 Views 27 Comments

In its latest jobs report to the end of June, the employers’ group said that employment was up by 34,000 on the previous year.

# ibec - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Micheál Martin: Social partnership wasn't equipped for the economic boom
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Micheál Martin: Social partnership wasn't equipped for the economic boom

Sep 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,934 Views 51 Comments

Martin said that there were a number of mistakes made by the Fianna Fáil administration during its 14 years in office.

# ibec - Saturday 21 September, 2013

IBEC president calls for tax rises to be dropped
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

IBEC president calls for tax rises to be dropped

Sep 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 4,137 Views 26 Comments

The new chairman of the Irish Business and Employers Conference told a dinner last night that the country had hit a “tax ceiling”.

# ibec - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Group set up to look at resolving Dublin Bus dispute
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Group set up to look at resolving Dublin Bus dispute

Sep 11th 2013, 9:29 PM 3,808 Views 25 Comments

The government has established the group following a request from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and IBEC.

# ibec - Monday 29 July, 2013

The warm weather has been good for business, says IBEC
# Optimism
# Optimism

The warm weather has been good for business, says IBEC

Jul 29th 2013, 10:17 AM 4,297 Views 9 Comments

A group representing Irish businesses has said there are clear signs that the economy has picked up in recent months.

# ibec - Monday 8 July, 2013

IBEC wants the government to drop planned tax hikes
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

IBEC wants the government to drop planned tax hikes

Jul 8th 2013, 7:57 AM 4,890 Views 49 Comments

The business group also called for an improved R&D tax-credit system and support for the hospitality sector.

# ibec - Monday 17 June, 2013

Irish firms are more upbeat about the country's economic fate
# IBEC
# IBEC

Irish firms are more upbeat about the country's economic fate

Jun 17th 2013, 6:00 AM 2,539 Views 0 Comments

A new IBEC index out this morning suggests Irish businesses are much more upbeat now than they were six months ago.

# ibec - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Retailers turn focus to online operations in a bid to tap into the €4.1bn market
# Online Retail
# Online Retail

Retailers turn focus to online operations in a bid to tap into the €4.1bn market

May 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,080 Views 6 Comments

Sixty-four per cent of businesses intend to upgrade their online presence in the next 18 months, with the Irish online market predicted to grow to €21bn by 2017.

# ibec - Thursday 16 May, 2013

IBEC wants the law changed so strikes won't disrupt key services
# Labour
# Labour

IBEC wants the law changed so strikes won't disrupt key services

May 16th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,008 Views 42 Comments

IBEC wants the government to increase the notice period that needs to be served on companies.

# ibec - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Clarity sought after 'Registered Employment Agreements' deemed unconstitutional
# Unconstitutional
# Unconstitutional

Clarity sought after 'Registered Employment Agreements' deemed unconstitutional

May 9th 2013, 6:14 PM 8,860 Views 20 Comments

Government has been called on to outline the impact that today’s Supreme Court decision will have on both employees and employers.

# ibec - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

'Time to ease off on austerity and abandon planned tax hikes' - IBEC
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'Time to ease off on austerity and abandon planned tax hikes' - IBEC

May 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,026 Views 46 Comments

IBEC says Ireland could drop the ‘new taxes’ planned for Budget 2014 and still meet the EU’s targets.

# ibec - Monday 22 April, 2013

IBEC report shows over 5,000 new jobs created in Q1
# Jobs Report
# Jobs Report

IBEC report shows over 5,000 new jobs created in Q1

Apr 22nd 2013, 7:45 AM 4,430 Views 22 Comments

While the report found that there had been a stabilization in the jobs market it warned against any additional tax increases.

# ibec - Thursday 18 April, 2013

World business leaders meet in Dublin to advance transatlantic trade deal
# Trade
# Trade

World business leaders meet in Dublin to advance transatlantic trade deal

Apr 18th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,775 Views 7 Comments

The round table discussion will coincide with the meeting of EU trade ministers at Dublin Castle.

# ibec - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Labour ponders 'tweaked' pay deal as ICTU prepares to kill off Croke Park 2
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Labour ponders 'tweaked' pay deal as ICTU prepares to kill off Croke Park 2

Apr 17th 2013, 9:23 AM 8,772 Views 109 Comments

ICTU will meet today to formally reject the proposals, as a Labour backbencher says a ‘tweaked’ deal could be the way forward.

# ibec - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Howlin responds to Croke Park II rejection, says 'the arithmetic hasn't changed'
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Howlin responds to Croke Park II rejection, says 'the arithmetic hasn't changed'

Apr 16th 2013, 7:02 PM 18,573 Views 248 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure insisted that Croke Park II had been a “fair deal” and that the Troika would now be asking him “if Ireland is still on track”.

# ibec - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

'2,000 extra tech staff a year' with education and visa reforms – ministers
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

'2,000 extra tech staff a year' with education and visa reforms – ministers

Apr 10th 2013, 12:20 PM 9,097 Views 83 Comments

Ruairi Quinn and Richard Bruton are to create extra education spaces and visa placements to provide more ICT staff.

# ibec - Monday 8 April, 2013

Huge number of Irish firms not ready for SEPA
# Europe
# Europe

Huge number of Irish firms not ready for SEPA

Apr 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 13,661 Views 11 Comments

The single euro payments area (SEPA) will be launched early next year.

# ibec - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race

Mar 28th 2013, 9:42 AM 11,551 Views 75 Comments

Plans include reducing the number of degree programmes, cutting grade bands and changing the predictability of exams.

# ibec - Monday 25 March, 2013

IBEC Business Sentiment Survey shows highest levels since 2009
# IBEC
# IBEC

IBEC Business Sentiment Survey shows highest levels since 2009

Mar 25th 2013, 2:00 PM 2,450 Views 5 Comments

The employee numbers index for Q1 is now a positive for the first time in the survey’s history, reaching a high of +4, up from -2 in the previous quarter.

# ibec - Friday 8 March, 2013

Bullied: The experts' advice on what to do if you have been affected by bullying
# Read Me
# Read Me

Bullied: The experts' advice on what to do if you have been affected by bullying

Mar 8th 2013, 1:00 PM 1,032 Views 35 Comments

Following what you told us about your bullying experiences, we asked the experts for advice. Here’s what they said.

# ibec - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Column: 7 signs to alert employers a colleague is experiencing difficulties
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 7 signs to alert employers a colleague is experiencing difficulties

Feb 28th 2013, 1:00 PM 956 Views 25 Comments

Employers play a key role in tackling mental health writes Dr Kara McGann, who says in these tough economic times managers need to be pro-active and aware of the issues.

Speaking in Dublin, EC President urges Europe to ‘choose growth’
# Choose Growth
# Choose Growth

Speaking in Dublin, EC President urges Europe to ‘choose growth’

Feb 28th 2013, 11:00 AM 2,526 Views 26 Comments

José Manuel Barroso also said that combating youth unemployment was a priority for the European Commission.

IBEC appeals for 'no more taxes' to try and ease austerity
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

IBEC appeals for 'no more taxes' to try and ease austerity

Feb 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,200 Views 45 Comments

The employers’ group says ordinary people have been hit with enough new charges and taxes, and can’t handle any more.

# ibec - Monday 11 February, 2013

Consumer spending power to stabilise this year, improve in 2014
# Spending
# Spending

Consumer spending power to stabilise this year, improve in 2014

Feb 11th 2013, 8:27 AM 3,321 Views 20 Comments

Working households with mortgages will see the greatest growth in spending power while unemployed households will fare worst.

# ibec - Friday 8 February, 2013

Businesses and financial institutions hail promissory notes deal
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Businesses and financial institutions hail promissory notes deal

Feb 8th 2013, 8:19 AM 4,997 Views 59 Comments

Danske Bank Markets said it now expects rating agencies to upgrade Ireland’s status while businesses say the deal will improve consumer confidence.

# ibec - Monday 21 January, 2013

2013 the 'turning point' for domestic economy, says IBEC
# Back From The Edge
# Back From The Edge

2013 the 'turning point' for domestic economy, says IBEC

Jan 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 5,413 Views 25 Comments

The employers group has a cheery outlook for 2013 – predicting that the public will become as optimistic as outsiders.