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Ibec Europe – the voice of Irish business in Brussels
Considering the extent to which EU policy and regulation impacts Irish business, Ibec - Ireland's national business and employers' federation - maintains a permanent office and delegation in Brussels.
Established since 1972, the year before Ireland joined the then European Economic Community, Ibec Europe is the primary representation of the Irish business community to the European Union. As a major stakeholder within the EU political system, we engage with the EU Institutions, the Irish Government, other Member States and the wider European policy community to protect and promote the interests of Irish business and to champion Ireland's business model and economic priorities at EU level.
We offer strategic advice, publish briefings and newsletters, host regular events and organise tailored delegation visits, helping our members to navigate the complexity of EU decision-making and build relationships in Brussels. Our work also supports the EU activities of our 235 colleagues across Ibec's policy units, sectoral trade associations and regional offices in Ireland.
Ibec is the only Irish member of BusinessEurope, the leading business, industry and employers' representation at EU level. Joining 40 counterpart federations from 34 countries, Ibec Europe collaborates closely with BusinessEurope to advance a competitive and pro-growth environment for European enterprise and wider society.
Ibec’s EU Affairs & Trade Policy Committee fames our priorities. The committee, which meets three times per year in Dublin, brings together representatives of a number of our member companies, from across our sectors. The committee helps inform Ibec’s policy positions and strategies across horizontal and general EU affairs, global trade and wider international economic and political issues impacting the environment for Irish business. We actively encourage all Ibec member companies with a particular interest or stake in EU and international affairs to participate in our committee and to contribute to our activities.
Our dedicated web portal on Brexit and the future of the EU can be accessed via this link.
For more information about our services and supports, if you have a specific question about how European issues impact your business in Ireland or to add your details to our communications and events mailing lists, please contact any member of the team.
Avenue de Cortenbergh, 89
Telephone: +32 (0)2 740 14 30
Follow us on Twitter: @ibec_irl
Ibec maintains a presence on the EU Transparency Register. Our public ID number is 479468313744-50.