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

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

Planning &investment vital for North West to prosper

05th July 2018
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has said that adequate planning and investment is vital for the North West to achieve its economic potential. The call comes as the group meets with

Better Lives, Better Business - our new national campaign

18th June 2018
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today launched a new national campaign – Better Lives, Better Business championing new policies across four key pillars – housing, infrastructure,

Property experts gather to discuss infrastructure challenges

14th June 2018
Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group representing businesses working in the property sector, held its annual conference today at The Marker Hotel in Dublin. Speaking at the conference,

Property experts gather to discuss infrastructure challenges

14th June 2018
Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group representing businesses working in the property sector, held its annual conference today at The Marker Hotel in Dublin. Speaking at the conference,

Planning process review urgently required - Ibec

10th May 2018
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, notes the decision by Apple not to proceed with a planned data centre in Athenry, Co Galway following delays in the planning process over the last

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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
Ibec

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