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# ibec - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Poll: Will the VAT increase send you over the border to shop?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the VAT increase send you over the border to shop?

Nov 19th 2011, 12:20 PM 7,623 Views 143 Comments

There are warnings that a VAT increase will send shoppers to Northern Ireland in order to make savings. Will you consider it? Or would you have gone anyway?…

# ibec - Thursday 17 November, 2011

In bullet points: IBEC's plan to generate 25,000 jobs and €2.4bn in tax
# Grand Plan
# Grand Plan

In bullet points: IBEC's plan to generate 25,000 jobs and €2.4bn in tax

Nov 17th 2011, 7:00 AM 2,006 Views 17 Comments

The business group’s report on stimulating the domestic economy recommends changes to property tax, pensions, and social welfare payments.

# ibec - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Employers slam Burton plans to make them cover sick pay
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Employers slam Burton plans to make them cover sick pay

Nov 16th 2011, 9:23 AM 2,368 Views 41 Comments

Associations attack reported plans that Joan Burton may introduce legislation making them cover four weeks of sick pay.

# ibec - Monday 24 October, 2011

Calls to equalise diesel duty rates to deter fuel laundering
# Laundered Fuel
# Laundered Fuel

Calls to equalise diesel duty rates to deter fuel laundering

Oct 24th 2011, 10:23 AM 636 Views 7 Comments

Retail Ireland says illegal fuel laundering to remove the dye from agricultural diesel is costing the state €150m in lost tax revenues annually.

# ibec - Monday 17 October, 2011

IBEC expects pay freezes to continue next year
# Salaries
# Salaries

IBEC expects pay freezes to continue next year

Oct 17th 2011, 7:45 AM 365 Views 9 Comments

The business group said pay expectations needed to reflect current economic realities.

# ibec - Monday 10 October, 2011

One-quarter of Irish firms plan on hiring new staff soon
# Jobs
# Jobs

One-quarter of Irish firms plan on hiring new staff soon

Oct 10th 2011, 7:15 AM 599 Views 9 Comments

Employers expect to create as many jobs as are laid off for the first time since 2009, according to an IBEC survey.

# ibec - Thursday 25 August, 2011

‘Sick days’ cost Irish business €1.5 billion per year
# As Láthair
# As Láthair

‘Sick days’ cost Irish business €1.5 billion per year

Aug 25th 2011, 7:00 AM 1,494 Views 9 Comments

On average, a staff member will cost their employer €818 per year because of their unplanned days off work. But the recession has made us turn up more regularly.

# ibec - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Ireland in 'unexpected economic comeback' - Financial Times
# Comeback
# Comeback

Ireland in 'unexpected economic comeback' - Financial Times

Aug 18th 2011, 2:18 PM 3,180 Views 54 Comments

Two Oxford University academics and Irish business group, IBEC, say Ireland’s economic health is not as bad as people (read: ratings agencies) think.

# ibec - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Calls for reform of Leaving Cert and third level funding following results
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Calls for reform of Leaving Cert and third level funding following results

Aug 17th 2011, 11:31 AM 1,726 Views 19 Comments

Business and student groups have been reacting to the exam results out today.

# ibec - Monday 27 June, 2011

More than one in five companies now planning to hire new staff
# Jobs
# Jobs

More than one in five companies now planning to hire new staff

Jun 27th 2011, 10:18 AM 473 Views 5 Comments

There has also been a dramatic drop in the number of small firms warning of compulsory redundancies.

# ibec - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Pension levy is a tax on those who have prepared for the future, says IBEC
# Pensions
# Pensions

Pension levy is a tax on those who have prepared for the future, says IBEC

May 17th 2011, 9:48 AM 1,028 Views 0 Comments

The employers’ group says pension and benefit schemes are in serious danger and is urging the government to reconsider the pension levy. The levy forms part of the government jobs initiative.

# ibec - Thursday 10 March, 2011

IBEC says compulsory redundancies will be needed to achieve government targets
# IBEC
# IBEC

IBEC says compulsory redundancies will be needed to achieve government targets

Mar 10th 2011, 1:44 PM 557 Views 0 Comments

The group that represents Irish businesses said government targets could not be met through voluntary redundancy alone.

# ibec - Tuesday 1 February, 2011

Aer Lingus dispute talks continue at LRC
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus dispute talks continue at LRC

Feb 1st 2011, 9:28 AM 505 Views 0 Comments

Efforts to resolve the ongoing dispute over new rosters at the airline will resume today at the Labour Relations Commission as a further 20 flights are cancelled.

# ibec - Monday 6 December, 2010

IBEC seeks labour market reform and increase in consumer confidence
# IBEC
# IBEC

IBEC seeks labour market reform and increase in consumer confidence

Dec 6th 2010, 10:21 AM 207 Views 0 Comments

The employers confederation says the Budget must get consumers spending again – but doesn’t ask for a review of professional fees.

# ibec - Friday 1 October, 2010

ICTU rejects employer demands for pay freeze
# Pay Freeze
# Pay Freeze

ICTU rejects employer demands for pay freeze

Oct 1st 2010, 4:10 PM 152 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says IBEC’s calls for a pay freeze would be “a recipe for conflict”.

# ibec - Monday 19 July, 2010

Hey Ireland, you're looking pretty attractive!
# Optimism
# Optimism

Hey Ireland, you're looking pretty attractive!

Jul 19th 2010, 9:40 AM 288 Views 0 Comments

A new report from IBEC says Ireland is in favour for international business.

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