NEWS ARTICLES
 
Election tax debate: The full facts

A new Ibec report on the election tax debate shows that Ireland is not a low tax, low spend economy. Tax on work is too high, but too many are not paying anything at all. 

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Parties face off at Ibec political debate
Ibec set out the key business priorities at General Election 2016: The Business Debate, which featured senior politicians from Fine Gael, Labour, Fianna Fáil, RENUA Ireland and the Social Democrats.
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Election 2016: Key regional projects

Ibec is calling on the next government to deliver a range of specific projects for the regions. Every part of the counry needs quality infrastructure, world class education facilities and a vibrant business community.

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Warning on populist election promises
Business is concerned that populist election promises risk repeating serious economic mistakes. Ibec said excessively high marginal tax rates are not a badge of honour and stressed the need for investment plans to be more ambitious and more detailed.
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New Irish Manufacturers Association

We have just launched our ‘Manufacturing Ireland campaign' and a new group, the Irish Manufacturers Association (IMA). The campaign sets out a new, ambitious vision for Ireland’s manufacturing sector.

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Food industry reducing fat, sugar, salt

New Food and Drink Industry Ireland report highlights the significant reductions in fat, saturated fat, sugar, salt and calories achieved through product reformulation.

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New Ibec appointments
CEO of Zurich General Insurance, Europe, Middle East and Africa Patrick Manley has recently joined the Ibec board. Maeve McElwee and Fergal O'Brien have also been appointed to senior positions in the organisation.
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British EU deal takes shape
A new EU agreement that attemps to address UK concerns is taking shape. Draft proposals have been circulated with the aim of an agreement being reached at the next EU summit later this month.
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Ibec photo round-up
Check out a selection of photos from some of the most recent Ibec events, including the Ibec Environment Awards and our General Election Business Debate at the Gibson Hotel.
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EVENTS
 
Save the date: Ibec CEO Conference, 21 April

The 2016 Ibec CEO Conference will take place on Thursday 21 April at the RDS, Dublin. Over 300 business leaders and policy makers will attend, providing an unrivalled opportunity to network with peers.

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