Ibec Brexit Survey: Contingency Planning Accelerates As Negotiations Intensify

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, will  launch the results of a major new Brexit survey with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney at the All-island Civic Dialogue in Dundalk. The survey shows that a large majority of companies are now actively engaged in Brexit planning, despite the massive uncertainties that remain.  Over one […]

Commissioner Hogan Must Fight To Secure CAP Budget Increase – Healy

Addressing a crowd of over 700 farmers in Kilkenny this evening, IFA President Joe Healy said there must be an increase in the next CAP Budget to improve farm incomes, to reflect inflation and to fill the hole left by Brexit.   The IFA President issued a strong message to the Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan: […]

Brexit Remains Biggest Impact On New Car Registrations

Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of March were down 10.5% (17,796) when compared to March 2017 (19,890), while new cars registrations year to date remain 5.5% (71,842) down on the same period last year (75,982). New Light Commercial Vehicle registrations […]

IFA Meets UK Farm Leaders On Shared Brexit Concerns

With a year to go to ‘Brexit Day’, March 29th 2019, IFA President Joe Healy has warned rapid progress in the withdrawal agreement negotiations is needed to avoid a disastrous no-deal scenario and UK cheap food policy.   Joe Healy said, “While the transition period agreed earlier this month gives some certainty, that will only […]

Entrepreneurs See Opportunities Amongst The Risks One Year Out From Brexit

47% of entrepreneurs believe Brexit has already had an impact on their business 62% see opportunities around  Brexit 73% said Ireland’s Eurozone membership is a strong enabler to business Dublin, 29 March 2018: With one year to go until Brexit, 62% of Irish entrepreneurs see business opportunities among the risks, according to research published by EY […]

Enterprise Ireland’s Brexit Advisory Clinic, Portlaoise

Enterprise Ireland is running a series of nationwide Brexit Advisory Clinics, the next of which will take place in Portlaoise on Thursday, 22nd February.   The purpose of the clinic is to support companies affected by Brexit in Laois and the surrounding areas to take immediate action to address their exposure. The clinic aims to strengthen […]

2018 Will Be Defining Year – IFA

Addressing the 63rd Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers Association in Dublin today (Tues), IFA President Joe Healy said 2018 will be a defining year for farming. Never before have such major challenges as Brexit, the CAP Budget, Mercosur and climate change converged in a single year. He said IFA will be there to represent the […]

Irish Musician Susie Q Releases Video With Power Message

The start of the new year tends to get most of us thinking about our hopes for the year ahead, for our own lives and for the world around us. Recent years have seen tremendous turmoil on the global stage – the war in Syria, Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the rise of global […]

Foodwise Targets Dependent On Brexit Outcome – IFA

Speaking at today’s major conference on the Foodwise 2025 strategy for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said the achievement of the 2025 targets would be very dependent on what happens in the Brexit talks over the coming days.   Joe Healy, a panellist at today’s conference, said, “This strategy and the targets it […]

Ibec Quarterly Economic Outlook Forecasts Growth In 2018

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today published its latest Quarterly Economic Outlook (attached), which forecasts growth of 4.8% for 2017, and 3.9% in 2018. This growth is being driven by a buoyant labour market, with figures showing total household disposable income increasing sharply. It warned, however, that the risk of our growth being derailed […]

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