Ibec - for Irish business

An Ibec Campaign:
Better Lives, Better Business

Better Lives, Better Business aims to make Ireland a better place to live and work by working with policymakers to address the challenges around Ireland’s burgeoning capacity constraints. It is a comprehensive and co-ordinated campaign which highlights a suite of policy measures across four key pillars. Find out more about these four key pillars below.

Better Lives, Better Business

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Our campaign

Talented people are the main determinant of economic success in a globalised world. Increasingly, it is the location of this talent that attracts investment, rather than the other way around.

In competing for global investment and scaling its indigenous enterprise, Ireland has differentiated itself through its success in attracting and developing talented people. This comes in many forms including highly skilled migrants from within the EU and educated workers from outside the union (two-thirds of whom have a third level qualification). Ireland’s talent pool has also swelled with returning emigrants and an exceptionally highly educated local workforce.

To sustain Ireland’s economic success and remain attractive to local and global mobile talent pools, the country must offer a good place to both live and work. Unfortunately, following a period of economic recession and underinvestment, severe problems are emerging in terms of housing affordability and supply, rising congestion, and inadequate education and healthcare.

Providing solutions to these problems and building on the enormous opportunity our economic success has created are at the heart of Ibec’s Better Lives, Better Business campaign. For prosperity and quality of life to go hand in hand, we need to build an Ireland that better manages economic growth and demographic change.

Ibec: Better Lives, Better Business

Better housing: improving affordability and supply

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Media & Speeches

Major planning report launched by Ibec

15th January 2019
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today published Better Planning: reforms for sustainable development as part of its ongoing Better Lives, Better Business campaign to make Ireland a

Ibec calls for escalation of Brexit ‘no deal’ planning`

10th December 2018
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today called on Government and the EU to escalate Brexit ‘no deal’ contingency planning, following the decision of UK Prime Minister Theresa May to

Housing measures in Budget positive but more must be done

09th October 2018
Reacting to Budget 2019, Dr. David Duffy, Director, Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group for businesses working in the property sector commented: ”The increase in spending on social

Positives in Budget for business

09th October 2018
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has welcomed new measures in the Budget aimed at improving the long-term sustainability of the economy following a significant increase in capital

Ibec publishes latest Local Economic Indicators

01st October 2018
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today launched Local Economic Indicators 2018: Doing Business Locally (see attached). The annual report measures data from across eight regions and in

Ibec welcomes establishment of Land Development Agency

13th September 2018
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today welcomed the establishment of the Land Development Agency. This new approach to strategic land development will assist in tackling the

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Get in touch

For further information, to organise briefings and to request hard copies of the report, contact the Ibec corporate affairs team:

Joanne Reynolds
Communication and Campaigns

T: 01 605-1695
E: joanne.reynolds@ibec.ie