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"No other country on earth matches the relative global footprint of business substance as Ireland does today. The achievements have been truly immense and Ibec is pleased to have been a contributor to that success by being the voice of Irish business throughout."

 

Ibec CEO Danny McCoy accepting accepting the Business & Finance award celebrating the outstanding achievement of Ibec over the last 25 years and its contribution to Irish business.

Given the uncertainties facing business, strong communication and engagement with government is crucial. In November, Ibec was fortunate to host discussions on global trends with former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power. 

 

She is pictured alongside Ibec President Paraic Curtis. 

For over four years of the Brexit debate, Ibec has been working with the Irish Cabinet, Government officials in Dublin and Brussels, and subsequently with Michel Barnier’s team, to deliver the best possible outcome.

 

Last month, Tánaiste Simon Coveney T.D. engaged with Ibec members in our Dublin office, providing insights into the latest Brexit developments.

The inability of the UK government to get parliamentary support for the Brexit withdrawal agreement is a massive concern. Last week, Ibec called on Government and the EU to escalate Brexit ‘no deal’ planning.

 

Ibec continues to be the voice of Irish business both nationally and internationally. Pictured is Ibec Director of European Affairs, Pat Ivory, speaking with BBC News reporter Sophie Long. 

 

Ibec Director of Employer Relations, Maeve McElwee addresses delegates at the Ibec HR Leadership Summit in Croke Park.

 

In advance of the summit, Ibec published its annual HR Update 2018 including the results of a comprehensive new pay and resourcing survey that showed 80% of companies plan to increase basic pay in 2019.

 

In November, Ibec was in Vienna to represent Irish Business at the BusinessEurope Council of Ministers. Amongst the issues addressed were the latest developments in Brexit, the future of energy and trade. 

“Good regulation on corporate governance shouldn’t stifle growth; it should enhance it."

 

Ibec Deputy CEO/COO, Liam O'Donoghue, speaking at a joint seminar between Ibec and Matheson on Corporate Governance.  

Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft, joined Ibec to provide his insights into US-Ireland business relations, acknowledging the mutually beneficial relationship enjoyed by Ireland and the US. 

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