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Election 2016: The business reaction

Despite political uncertainty, business retains a positive outlook on the economy. Ibec CEO Danny McCoy sets out the business reaction to the inconclusive outcome of Election 2016.

 

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Brexit tops economic threat list
New Ibec Quarterly Economic Outlook: The threat of the UK leaving the EU, and other economic headwinds, means the business environment will be increasingly uncertain over the coming months.
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Ibec CEO Conference - Bold Ambitions
The 2016 Ibec CEO Conference will take place on Thursday 21 April at the RDS, Dublin. Over 300 business leaders and policy makers will attend, providing an unrivalled opportunity to network with peers.
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Maeve McElwee
Maeve McElwee
No grounds for minimum wage rise
A vote by the UK to leave the EU could leave the Irish minimum wage dramatically out of line with that of the UK, with potentially serious consequences for Irish companies trying to compete in the British and Northern Ireland markets.
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Water must not become political football

Major strides towards the development a modern, adequately funded water infrastructure should not be jettisoned in any political deal to form a new government.

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Seanad needs strong business voice
The campaign is well underway to elect candidates for Ireland’s upper house. It is crucial for a pro-business, pro-entrepreneurial platform to emerge in the Seanad to give meaningful counsel to government on the business and economic agenda.
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Increase EU investment targets
At a meeting of European business leaders in Brussels, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy set out the case for much more ambitious European investment targets. We should be aiming for 4% both for the Irish economy and other European economies.
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No evidence to support sugar tax
Food and Drink Industry Ireland has set out why the next government should not to follow the UK in implementing a sugar tax on soft drinks. The evidence suggests it would not succeed in improving public health.
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New report on state of property market
Property Industry Ireland's latest Property Watch report highlights the need for decisive action to address the accute housing shortage in parts of the country.
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2015 growth just shy of 8%
The latest Quarterly National Accounts figures released by the CSO highlight the strong Irish domestic economic recovery in 2015, with total domestic demand having its best year since 2007. Ireland remains the strongest growing economy in Europe.
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Ibec photo round-up
Check out a selection of photos from some of the most recent Ibec events, including the SFA National Small Business Awards and the breakfast briefing with Dr Markus Kerber, head of Germany's main business federation.
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EVENTS
 
Employment Law Conference, 12 May

The Ibec Annual Employment Law Conference will take place in Croke Park on Thursday 12 May 2016. At this year’s conference, we will provide a masterclass in how to evaluate your employee’s performance at work.

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College Football Classic: Member offer
Join 20,000+ American visitors in Dublin this September to watch the Boston College Eagles go head to head with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 3 September.
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