Ibec is the voice of Irish business. We have sought improved coordination of labour market costs, more effective policy to address energy costs and security; investment in key skills; infrastructure delivery; housing delivery and better regulation.
Ibec is at the forefront of campaigning for policy responses that meet our big societal challenges. Our campaigns including Better Lives, Better Business, Smarter World Smarter Work focus on improving quality of life through the delivery of much-needed housing, delivering on crucial transport infrastructure, supporting participation in the labour force with affordable and adequate child and elder care, and supporting access and inclusion in the workplace for people with disabilities.
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An all-island focus / For peace and prosperity
Ibec is marking the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement with a its newest campaign ‘For Peace and Prosperity’, which highlights the pivotal role that business has played in perpetuating peace and prosperity on the island.
The campaign highlights how the stability brought about by the Agreement has enhanced the economies of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the all-island embedding stability and economic success in a new totality of relationships.Read more
Explore / Minding Everyone's Business
We work tirelessly to influence the government, regulatory bodies and others to maintain a positive climate for business and employers in Ireland.
Our campaign that focuses on living and working conditions to sustain economic success and remain attractive to local and global mobile talent pools.
Engaging with policy makers both nationally and internationally on issues including the budget, taxation, investment, public expenditure, wages and broader economic and business issues.
Provides input into the development of national employment regulation and skills policies that support economic development, provide opportunities for individuals and support the well-being of society.
Helping to spark innovation and creativity in business and building the skills base for economic and social progress.
Influencing around the globe
With a team covering global trade policy and international relations, Ibec works to protect and promote the interests of Irish enterprise and to champion Ireland's business model and economic priorities on the European and international stage.
Ibec has been in Brussels for 50 years and recently set up Ibec Global which is a lobbying organisation for US businesses directly into Brussels. Through our expert analysis, we equip business leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed on the global stage, as well as opportunities to engage publicly and privately at the highest level.
For 50 years, our permanent team in Brussels have represented and advocated on behalf of and for Irish business to help shape European policy.
Ensuring that Ireland is at the heart of Europe’s business ecosystem focusing on how the EU can deliver ambitious policies to the benefit of business, workers, and citizens.
Explore / Ibec Impact
Explore / Budget 2023 wins
Ibec successfully lobbied on behalf of members for supports amidst a challenging inflationary environment. Energy, education, childcare funding and extension of key schemes were all part of a package of supports that benefited businesses, sectors and the country as a whole.Download Analysis