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National Training Fund- proposal to increase tax on employers
by Claire McGee

The Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have launched a consultation with industry on increasing the employer contribution to the National Training Fund. 

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Investment in public infrastructure
by Danny McCoy, CEO Ibec

The Irish economy has never been stronger and relative investment in public infrastructure has hardly ever been lower. The question is: why?

 

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Urgent need to progress North-South energy connector
by Neil Walker

Despite opposition, it is vital that plans for a 400kV overhead line North South Interconnector (NSIC) proceed. 

 

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Ibec analysis of letter triggering Article 50
by Pat Ivory

The Ibec EU and International Affairs team has written a detailed analysis of UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s letter triggering Article 50, and the subsequent response of European Council President Donald Tusk.

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Future of Europe & Irish business
by Pat Ivory

A White paper on the Future of Europe, published by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the 1 March, will form the basis of an intense debate among EU member states in the months ahead. 

 

 

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Business Leaders Conference cautions against austerity
by Sarah- Jane Willoughby

At this year's Business Leaders Conference we were honoured to host President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins as a keynote speaker. 



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Abolition of retirement age mooted
by Pauline O' Hare
Ibec has set out in detail a number of concerns it has with new proposals to abolish the current retirement age. The Employment Equality (Abolition of Mandatory Retirement Age) Bill 2016 has been brought forward by Sinn Fein. Ibec believes that it should be opposed in principle.


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First FDI business monitor published
by Paul Kelly

The first ever Food Drink Ireland (FDI) business monitor has outlined the substantial challenges facing the sector currently, particularly threats to export trading.

 

 

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Retailers innovate to compete online
by Thomas Burke
Few sectors were as heavily hit by the economic collapse in Ireland than the retail sector.  It saw sales plummet and over 40,000 jobs lost. While the sector has enjoyed recovery in recent years, it is under pressure to reinvent and address competitive threats from online traders and a weak sterling.

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Photo's: Ibec news and events
A collection of photo's from Ibec's most recent events, including the annual Business Leaders Conference which saw a great lineup of speakers, including President Michael D. Higgins, address delegates at the Convention Centre Dublin.
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