OPINION PIECES
 
Paris climate deal hangs in the balance
by Dr Neil Walker, Ibec Head of Infrastructure

The case for collective, decisive action is beyond doubt and business supports these efforts. But Ireland currently has an unfair share of the most ambitious target in the world. This needs to be addressed.

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Maeve McElwee
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Zero hours contracts report unbalanced
by Maeve McElwee, Ibec Director of Employer Relations

A new study on zero hours contracts, which follows a wave of publicity on the supposedly exploitative nature of such arrangements, provides a deeply unbalanced account of the issue.

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NEWS ARTICLES
 
General Election campaign update

In November, the Ibec general election campaign ‘Putting ambition to work’ began its tour of the country, bringing together over 600 business leaders, general election candidates and policy makers to discuss the national and regional business priorities for the next government.

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10 million reasons to be ambitious

Speaking at the Global Economic Forum at Dublin Castle, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy outlined how the island of Ireland can potentially cater to a population of 10 million over coming decades. Mr McCoy said we now need to set out a vision and a plan for an island characterised by world-class infrastructure, productive investment and a great quality of life.

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Best Christmas for retail in seven years
Retail Ireland has just published its Christmas Retail Monitor 2015 with key indicators pointing to the best Christmas for the retail sector since 2008. Measures outlined in Budget 2016 look set to raise consumer sentiment and boost spending among festive shoppers.
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New proposals to address housing crisis

As part of the General Election campaign Ibec and Property Industry Ireland have launched the Housing Manifesto, which sets out how the next government can effectively tackle the housing crisis.

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UK sets out EU reform proposals
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has finally set out in more detail the reforms his Government are looking for in advance of a referendum on British EU membership.
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EVENTS
 
Photo round-up
Check out photos from some recent Ibec events including the FSI Annual Dinner, the ISA Software Industry Awards and the Ibec General Election campaign regional tour.
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