NEWS ARTICLES
 
New Ibec President Anne Heraty
Last Thursday Anne Heraty, CEO of Cpl Resources, took office as the new Ibec President. At the Ibec President's Dinner in the RDS she set out her key priorities for the year ahead.
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Photos: President's Dinner and more...
View a selection of photos from the most recent Ibec events, including the 2016 Ibec President's Dinner in the RDS.
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Regions vulnerable to Brexit shock
We've just published our latest Quarterly Economic Outlook. Strong economic momentum means the economy as a whole looks set to weather the Brexit shock this year, but the 2017 outlook is more uncertain.
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No justification for bus strike
by Maeve McElwee
Analysis: The recommended 8.25% increase over three year is actually slightly ahead of pay norms across the private sector.
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What's behind the 26% growth figure?
by Gerard Brady
The provisional GDP estimate for 2015 had been 7.8%, but July’s revision saw this jump to over 26%. Ibec Senior Economist Gerard Brady explains the dramatic spike.
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Third-level needs student loan model
by Tony Donohoe
Decline in the performance of Irish universities in global rankings highlights the need for a funding model that combines adequate state investment with affordable student contribution.
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Exporters hit by sterling fall
A new report by Ibec's Food and Drink Industry Ireland group set out the challenges posed by Brexit. It warned of a substantial threat to of jobs unless Government responds to market developments.
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High rise buildings key to Dublin growth
by Aidan Sweeney

Ibec Senior Public Sector and Regulatory Executive Aidan Sweeney outlines why the ever expanding Dublin population requires an embrace of high rise buildings. 

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Sugar tax: all cost, no benefit
An analysis of the impact of a possible sugar tax by the Irish Beverage Council sets out the economic damage to consumers, business and the Irish economy that would result.
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Ibec's lobbying activity captured
Today Ibec will file returns which detail our lobbying activity from 1 May to 31 August 2016 in accordance with the Regulation of Lobbying Act. In the four months to the end of August, Ibec made 110 returns.
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EVENTS
 
Policy + Business Series, 30 September
The next session in the Policy+Business series will be on Friday 30 September at 8am in Ibec. Ibec CEO Danny McCoy will give a general economic update on the pressing issues facing business.
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HR Leadership Summit, 27 October
The Ibec HR Leadership Summit 2016 will take place on Thursday 27 October in Croke Park. Every year the event attracts over 400 HR Directors, CEOs, Owners, managers and HR Professionals from large and small organisations, start-ups, non profits and multinationals.
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Retail Ireland Summit, 6 October
The Retail Ireland Summit 2016 will take place on Thursday 6 October at the Guinness Storehouse. The conference is a must for all retail leaders who want to learn how to engage customers in a seamless, integrated way across various channels.
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