Policy Committees

Technology Ireland members, through our parent organisation Ibec, can fully participate in a broad range of cross-sectoral policy committees. These committees are some of the key channels through which we connect with our membership to devise policy and a lobbying strategy to address the challenges and issues facing business and employers.
Ibec cross-sectoral policy committees:

Ibec's ambition is for a globally competitive digital economy that delivers jobs, growth and prosperity in Ireland, and the Digital Economy Policy works towards this. This committee:

  • Provides information services for members on European and national policy and regulatory developments of interest.
  • Provides a platform for members to network and find common policy approaches to advancing the digital economy. We represent members views, concerns and queries with relevant national and international policy makers and influencers.

The Labour Market and Skills Council is Ibec’s senior standing committee on all labour market and skills issues, which include

  • Education, skills and training
  • Employee relations and industrial relations
  • Employment law
  • Labour market activation
  • Social welfare
  • Pay
  • Pensions
  • Diversity/equality
  • Migration/mobility
  • Social dialogue
  • European social affairs legislation

The Council acts as a board for the executive, overseeing the strategic direction of Ibec work on all of the above issues. It takes advice from specialist ad hoc working groups on issues of greater detail (e.g. pensions, collective bargaining, low pay commission, apprenticeships, STEM education, etc.)

Ibec’s European Affairs & Trade Policy Committee has primary responsibility for shaping Ibec’s policy positions and engagement strategies across EU affairs, international trade and wider global issues.

We actively encourage all Ibec member companies with a particular interest or stake in European Affairs or international trade policy to participate in our committee and to contribute to our activities. For more information, please contact any member of the EU & International Affairs Unit.

The Ibec Innovation, Science and Technology committee brings together senior representatives from a range of business sectors to shape Ibec’s position on R&D policy issues and influence national innovation policy.

Our overall aim is to boost Ireland’s capacity for innovation. Investment in innovation and knowledge development is a key factor in driving sustainable economic growth. The committee works on initiatives that aims to drive innovation at the business level, develop links between industry and researchers, build the skills base and maximise the return on R&D investment for economic and social progress .

Ireland's business environment and future prosperity depend on effective economic policy and taxation, and competitive operating costs.

The Economics and Taxation Policy Committee focuses on ensuring a policy environment which supports the competitiveness of Irish business. It is the vehicle through which members; economic and taxation interests are represented nationally and at EU level. The committee includes representatives from key sectors of the Irish economy.