Press releases

Dairy market supports urgently needed

21/04/2020 - Irish dairy farmers may face significant milk price reductions with devastating impacts on farmer profitability and the wider rural economy, unless market measures are implemented, a major new

Emergency support needed for devastated sector

18/03/2020 - Retail Ireland, the Ibec representative body for the retail sector in Ireland, today has called for emergency support for the retail sector which is being devastated by closures and mass layoffs due

Emergency support needed for devastated sector

18/03/2020 - Retail Ireland, the Ibec representative body for the retail sector in Ireland, today has called for emergency support for the retail sector which is being devastated by closures and mass layoffs due

Retail sector welcomes increase in contactless payment cap

18/03/2020 - Retail Ireland, the Ibec representative body for the retail sector in Ireland, has welcomed the move by banks to increase the limit on contactless payments from €30 to €50 in order to comply

Retailers call on consumers to purchase responsibly

12/03/2020 - Commenting on the implications of Covid-19, Retail Ireland Director Arnold Dillon said: “While there has been significant elevated demand for certain non-perishable grocery products, supply chains

Garry Moore's outstanding contribution to Medtech recognised

06/12/2019 - The Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group which represents the medtech sector, recognised SteriPack Contract Manufacturing founder and CEO Garry Moore, as the winner of the Outstanding

Prepared consumer food sector highlights labour challenge

05/11/2019 - Food Drink Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, says that while today’s CSO statistic which shows that unemployment has fallen to 4.8% highlights a strong economy, it

Irish Medtech Award 2019 finalists revealed

04/11/2019 - The Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the medtech sector, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland today announced the finalists for Medtech Rising: The Irish Medtech Awards 2019.

Decision not to ban gas exploration welcome

05/07/2019 - Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today said the decision by Government to halt the progress of the Climate Emergency Measures Bill was sensible given the important role that natural

Small business sentiment slumps in first half of 2019

04/07/2019 - Confidence among small business owners has slumped, according to the latest ‘Small Business Sentiment Survey’ report from the Small Firms Association (SFA), published today. Only 45% of SFA

Mercosur to bring opportunity; impacted sectors need support

03/07/2019 - Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today has said that the recent announcement of the agreement in principle of the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement should see businesses across the

Government's focus must shift to small, indigenous business

27/06/2019 - At the National Economic Dialogue in Dublin Castle today, Thursday 27 June, the Small Firms Association (SFA) called on Government to shift its focus from multinationals to small, indigenous

Reform commercial rates with new collection model

26/06/2019 - Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today called for reform of the collection of commercial rates through the introduction of a new centralised or shared service collection model similar

Business has big role to play in combatting climate change

17/06/2019 - Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today welcomed the publication of the Government’s new Climate Action Plan. The new strategy is a bold statement of intent and represents a

Businesses told that culture change needed - KeepWell Summit

13/06/2019 - Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today held its annual KeepWell Summit in Croke Park. The 300 businesses in attendance at this flagship event heard from industry leaders on the means

Irish Medtech Association launch major survey results

13/06/2019 - The Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the sector, today revealed the results of major survey on advanced manufacturing at the “Manufacturing the Future Conference 2019”, at

Irish Medtech Association launch “The Medtech Entrepreneur”

07/06/2019 - Today for the fifth annual European Medtech Week the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the sector, has launched “The Medtech Entrepreneur”. This is a special publication

Medtech on the rise

06/06/2019 - “In the past 25 years, the medtech sector has gone from a burgeoning industry to a global powerhouse,” says Irish Medtech Association Chair and FIRE1 CEO Conor Hanley. “In that time, the number

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