In this issue
Ibec launches general election campaign
#IbecAmbition: Our general election video
Flawed ‘living wage’ risks fuelling wage inflation
Economy to grow by 5.9% as debt plummets
Global experts to address HR Leadership Summit
Cork-based Gerry Collins is new Ibec President
This Friday: Ibec Budget Debate
Business Manifesto: Priorities for next governement
Is it time to reinvent JobBridge?
Economic rebound set to lift Christmas sales
The Startup Gathering takes off
Subscribe »
Visit Ibec website »
Follow on twitter »
Print articles »
 
Dear member

It's budget week and after that campaigning will ramp up ahead of what looks set to be a Spring election.

This morning we publish our latest Quarterly Economic Outlook. Unlike others, we haven't had to adjust our forecasts much during the year. Business saw early that the economy was positioned for a remarkable resurgence. This will make the budget easier and open up a range of new options for the next government.

With the launch of our national general election campaign and The Business Manifesto, we've put the position of business into the heart of the debate. We'll be talking to political parties, candidates and voters over the coming weeks and months and will be in touch to keep you updated, let you know of events in your area and how to get involved.

In this issue we also introduce our new President Gerry Collins, look at the 'living wage' concept and examine a possible successor to JobsBridge. As always, your feedback is welcome. Get in touch at: editor@ibec.ie.

All the best

Danny McCoy

Ibec launches general election campaign
 
Danny McCoy
Danny McCoy

We've just launched our national general election campaign. It will run right through to polling day with the aim of putting the priorities of business at the very heart of the next programme for government. 

Read more »
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Del.icio.us Digg
#IbecAmbition: Our general election video
 

Check out our general election campaign video, which captures the ambition Irish business has for the country.

Read more »
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Del.icio.us Digg
Flawed ‘living wage’ risks fuelling wage inflation
 
Maeve McElwee
Maeve McElwee

The concept of a ‘living wage’ has gained a lot of media attention, but it is the wrong way to address cost of living pressures on individuals and households.

Read more »
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Del.icio.us Digg
Economy to grow by 5.9% as debt plummets
 
Euro sign
New Ibec forecasts: Ireland is shaking off the crisis-induced debt hangover, tax revenue is surging and we can finally afford to plan ahead with confidence.
Read more »
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Del.icio.us Digg
Global experts to address HR Leadership Summit
 
Lynda Gratton
Lynda Gratton
The HR Leadership Summit will take place on Wednesday 21 October 2015 at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, bringing together over 400 HR directors, managers and business leaders.
Read more »
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Del.icio.us Digg
Cork-based Gerry Collins is new Ibec President
 

At the annual Ibec President’s Dinner in the RDS Cork-based Gerry Collins took up the role of President. Gerry holds a global role in Janssen Pharmaceutical.

Read more »
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Del.icio.us Digg
This Friday: Ibec Budget Debate
 
Lucinda Creighton
Lucinda Creighton

This week Ibec will host a debate with a panel of senior politicians on the budget and what next for the country.

Read more »
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Del.icio.us Digg
Business Manifesto: Priorities for next governement
 
Anne Heraty
Anne Heraty

The Business Manifesto sets out 80 key priorities for the next government. CPL Resources CEO Anne Heraty and Glenisk Director Gerard Cleary spoke at the launch.

Read more »
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Del.icio.us Digg
Is it time to reinvent JobBridge?
 
The Government’s decision to look again at the JobBridge programme is timely given the changing economic backdrop. The programme has attracted a lot of criticism, most of it misinformed.
Read more »
Economic rebound set to lift Christmas sales
 
Doug Stephens
Doug Stephens
Retail Ireland Summit hears that Christmas 2015 looks set to be the best for retailers in seven years.
Read more »
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Del.icio.us Digg
The Startup Gathering takes off
 
The Startup Gathering aims to make Ireland a better place for start-ups to develop, scale and succeed: More than 350 start up events in five days in five cities took place last week.
Read more »
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Del.icio.us Digg