OPINION PIECES
 
Climate targets demand proactive response
by Catherine Joyce-O'Caollai
World leaders recently gathered in New York to ratify December’s historic Paris Climate Agreement. Ibec Senior Energy Executive Catherine Joyce-O'Caollai looks at how Ireland should respond to the challenge.
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NEWS ARTICLES
 
New report highlights stark Brexit risks

The new Ibec report, ‘The impact of a possible Brexit on Irish business’, outlines the far-reaching impact on Ireland if our nearest neighbour, key trading partner and close ally in Europe votes to leave the EU.

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Warning on excessive pay claims
At the CEO Conference 2016 Ibec CEO Danny McCoy warned that excessive pay claims and an increase in industrial discord risk undermining some of the positive economic progress of recent years.
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Video: Peter Sutherland SC talks Brexit
Former EU commissioner and former Director General of the World Trade Organisation Peter Sutherland SC recently visited Ibec for a roundtable discussion on the impact of a potential Brexit on Irish business.
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Irish in UK can help avoid UK departure
At the Ibec CEO Conference, strategist and author Alastair Campbell said the Irish community in the UK could influence the outcome of the referendum. He said Ireland has a role in highlighting issues of concern that may not otherwise be heard.
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Concern at Clerys' review proposals
Ibec is deeply concerned at the proposed draconian changes to employment law set out in the government-commissioned review which followed the closure of Clerys.
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Workers' Memorial Day 2016
Last week Ibec, along with the Government, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the Construction Industry Federation and the Health and Safety Authority, marked Workers’ Memorial Day.
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Celebrating Workplace Wellbeing Day
Friday 8 April marked the second annual national Workplace Wellbeing Day, an initiative established to help improve employee health through the promotion of better nutrition and physical activity.
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TIF renews support for Samaritans

Last month, Samaritans announced that the charity has answered 1.2 million calls since the launch of its free to call 116123 number with the support of the telecommunications industry two years ago.

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Photo round-up
Check out a selection of photos from some of the most recent Ibec events including the 2016 Ibec CEO Conference from the RDS.
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EVENTS
 
Ibec Regional Insights Series, May 2016
The Ibec Regional Insights Series, in association with Electric Ireland, will take place throughout the month of May in seven key locations around the country. This year’s series, ‘The Innovation Imperative’ will explore how innovation can drive company performance.
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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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Ibec Policy + Business Series, 27 May
The next session in our Policy + Business series will take place on Friday 27 May at 8am in Ibec. We will examine new Ibec research on changing demographics and its impact on national and regional consumer trends plus analysis on the new government's priorities and the implications for business.
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Manufacturing Conference, 23 June
The Ibec Manufacturing Conference 2016 will take place on Thursday 23 June from the RDS. The event will bring together senior leaders across the manufacturing sectors for a dynamic discussion on the future world of manufacturing.
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