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"The bi-lateral relationship between the US and Ireland is strong and getting stronger. But we really need Ireland to step up when the Brexit process is completed. We need Ireland on this issue."


Ahead of our #IbecUSA campaign, we were delighted to be joined by Tom J. Donoghue, CEO of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Our recent #IbecUSA campaign saw Ibec engage in a number of meetings  in Washington and New York with key US stakeholders, including US Congressman Erik PaulsenHere, he is presented with a copy of our #IbecUSA report, by Ibec CEO Danny McCoy and Ibec Commercial Director, Martin Wells. 

During #IbecUSA, digital taxation was a point of discussion between Ibec and US stakeholders. We were delighted to be able to engage with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) in Washington and put forward the Irish business position on a number of key policy issues.


Pictured are: White House Adviser on Digital and Cyber Security, Gail Slater; CEO, ITI, Dean Garfield; Ibec President, Edel Creely; and Ibec CEO Danny McCoy.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the voice of all manufacturing in the US. Its members' confidence levels are at all-time highs, even surpassing the Reagan optimism.


Pictured are Director for International Economic Affairs Policy at NAM,Ken Monahan; Vice President of International Economic Affairs Policy at NAM, Linda Dempsey; Ibec CEO, Danny McCoy; and Ibec President. Edel Creely.

Ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange as part of #IbecUSA are: Ibec Deputy CEO/ COO, Liam O'Donoghue; Senior Director Origination and Market Development at Bank Of Ireland, Nikki Canavan; and Ibec Commercial Director, Martin Wells.

Ibec's recent Future of Europe publication outlines the positive vision of Irish business across a range of key policy areas, including taxation, trade and investment.


Pictured at the launch are: Ibec CEO Danny McCoy; European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen; EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan; President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani; Sean Kelly MEP; and European Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King.


"Ní neart go cur le chéile."


European Chief Negotiator for the UK exiting the EU, Michel Barnier, addresses delegates at the launch of Ibec's Future of Europe publication, where he reiterated the EU's solidarity with Ireland in the face of Brexit challenges. 

"Ireland is a lesson on how to benefit from globalisation while adapting to local conditions."


We were joined in Ibec recently by OECD General Secretary, Ángel Gurria, who spoke of the substance behind the Irish business model.


Pictured are: Ibec CEO, Danny McCoy; MD, Microsoft Ireland, Cathriona Hallahan; OECD Secretary General, Ángel Gurria; ; Managing Partner, KPMG, Shaun Murphy; and CEO, Cpl Resources, Anne Heraty.

An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade with special responsibility for Brexit, Simon Coveney, recently joined us in our Cork offices to discuss development ambitions for the region under Project Ireland 2040. He is pictured here with Ibec Cork Regional President, James Winters.

The Small Firms Association has launched its practical GDPR guide for business, which you can check out here. The guide outlines the opportunities as well as challenges and takes the fear element out of this new legislation for employers.


Pictured at the launch of 'Mind your business: Prepare for GDPR' are SFA Executive, Helen Quinn, and SFA Director, Sven Spollen-Behrens.

"Since the outcome of the referendum, agri-food has seen exports to the UK drop in 2016 by €570 million at the cost of 5,700 jobs."


Prepared Consumer Foods (PCF) recently launched its latest Brexit report, outlining the priorities of prepared consumer food companies in the next phase of negotiations.


Pictured at the launch of the report are: CEO Largo Foods and Chairman PCF Council, Maurice HickeyMinister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, TD; and Director of PCF, Kevin McPartlan.

Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe joined Ibec CEO Danny McCoy in the Ibec podcast to discuss a new chapter in Ireland’s economic story.


Listen in to it here.


“A genetic, emotional, economic relationship exists between Ireland & Canada ... Brexit & CETA will open the door for continued engagement between the two countries."


The Canada - UK interparliamentary association and the Canada -Europe parliamentary association joined us in Ibec in early March to discuss the opportunities that exist for Irish and Canadian business.

"Curiosity driven research has led to many innovations such as the development of computers. It is important to make room for imagination in our universities."


Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Louise Richardson, spoke in Ibec of the important role that research has to play in the development of future workplaces.

We were delighted to be joined in Ibec by President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Paul Drechsler.


Both groups agree that the economic interests of both the EU and the UK would be best served by the UK remaining in a customs union with the EU after.

And finally ... Ibec staff celebrating International Womens' Day 2018.

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