For this episode of Ibec Responds, we are joined by Ibec's own Fergal O'Brien, Executive Director of Lobbying and Influence, and Gerard Brady, Chief Economist.

They discuss the key findings from our 2023 Q4 Economic Outlook. With the economy now entering a period of slowdown and consolidation, Government decisions on labour costs are now a major concern for business.

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Ep. 31  /  Ibec Responds

COP28 - Great expectations amidst controversy

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 COP28.

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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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