In this episode of Ibec responds, Dr. Diarmuid Torney, Associate Professor at DCU’s School Law and Government and Ibec’s Conor Minogue, offer their reflections on the first few days of The UN’s 28th annual global climate talks (COP28), recent controversies, the big items up for discussion, the markers for success, and the future of COP. Topics covered include fossil fuel phase out, sustainable finance, loss and damage management, and Ireland’s priorities.

If interested in more information that can aid you in your climate action journey and practical guidance on how to develop an enduring climate action strategy, take a look at our 'Climate Action: A toolkit for business' launched earlier this year in collaboration with Accenture. 

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Ep. 30  /  Ibec Responds

Reaction to Budget Day 2024

In this episode of Ibec Responds, Ibec economists, Ger Brady and Hazel Ahern-Flynn sit down to discuss their reaction to this year's budget which showed ambition in terms of investment and establishment of schemes for SME's and startups.

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Ep. 29  /  Ibec Responds

Safeguarding Ireland's competitiveness: Budget 2024

In this episode of Ibec Responds, Ibec Chief Economist, Ger Brady and Executive Director of Employer Relations, Maeve McElwee sit down to discuss upcoming budget and the far-reaching impact of increasing labour costs for businesses.

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Ep. 28  /  Ibec Responds

30 years of the EU Single Market

The European single market represents a vital component of Ireland's economy. Over the past thirty years Ireland has been able to take advantage of the free flow of goods, services, capital, and people, which has led to significant growth in the country's trade and investment. 

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Ep. 27  /  Ibec Responds

Climate Action: A Toolkit for Business

In this episode we hear from Ibec's Conor Minogue, Nicholas Reynolds, Sustainability Manager with O’Brien Fine Foods and Caoimhe Donnelly, Chief Sustainability Officer with CIÉ, on the new 'Climate Action: A Toolkit for Business' and their experience developing climate action strategies. 

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