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For this short episode of Ibec Voices we are joined by Ibec Chief Economist and Head of National Policy Gerard Brady and Ibec Economist Hazel Ahern-Flynn.  They present the findings of the Q2 Ibec Economic Outlook titled ‘Turning point’ discussing themes including rising cost pressures, an expected slow-down in economic growth in the second half of the year, changes in international markets and other elements to the Economic Outlook. The full Q2 2022 Economic Outlook can be found here. 
In this short episode of Ibec Voices,  we are joined by Ibec’s Dr Pat Ivory, Director of EU and International Affairs, and Neil Willoughby, European Affairs Senior Executive to discuss the big ticket items covered in their Summer 2022 edition of the Ibec Europe and Global Focus, Ibec’s quarterly overview of major issues impacting Irish business at the EU and Global Level.  They outline Ibec's policy priorities for the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, review the impact of the war in Ukraine and the continuing uncertainty of EU-UK relations, and analyse the European Commission’s winter preparedness energy package amongst other areas. Read the latest edition of Ibec Europe & Global Focus here.
In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Fiona Higgins and Stephen Driver discuss the steps employers in the private sector should take when preparing for pay negotiations.Featuring contributions from an experienced panel of Ibec employer and industrial relations professionals, KC Connect provides expert advice on some of the most common challenges for employers.  With decades of shared experience our Ibec experts provide real insight and practical advice. 
In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Fergus Dwyer and Peter Flood discuss reasonable accommodation and what it means in practice for employers.Featuring contributions from an experienced panel of Ibec employer and industrial relations professionals, KC Connect provides expert advice on some of the most common challenges for employers.  With decades of shared experience our Ibec experts provide real insight and practical advice. 
In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Mairead Crosby and Muireann McEnery discuss and analyse a recent decision by the Workplace Relations Commission on a dismissal for breach of a bullying and harassment policy resulting in a substantial award.Featuring contributions from an experienced panel of Ibec employer and industrial relations professionals, KC Connect provides expert advice on some of the most common challenges for employers.  With decades of shared experience our Ibec experts provide real insight and practical advice. 
In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Maeve McElwee and Lydia Dodd discuss the emergence of a 4-day work week and its potential impact on employers.Featuring contributions from an experienced panel of Ibec employer and industrial relations professionals, KC Connect provides expert advice on some of the most common challenges for employers.  With decades of shared experience our Ibec experts provide real insight and practical advice. 
In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Judy McNamara and Ciaran Loughran discuss the requirements, implications and legislative protections relating to probation.Featuring contributions from an experienced panel of Ibec employer and industrial relations professionals, KC Connect provides expert advice on some of the most common challenges for employers.  With decades of shared experience our Ibec experts provide real insight and practical advice. 
In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Jan Hayden and Michael McGrath discuss the necessary steps when preparing for an employment case at the Workplace Relations Commission.Featuring contributions from an experienced panel of Ibec employer and industrial relations professionals, KC Connect provides expert advice on some of the most common challenges for employers.  With decades of shared experience our Ibec experts provide real insight and practical advice.
For this short episode of Ibec Voices we are joined by Ibec CEO Danny McCoy and BusinessEurope President Fredrik Persson. They discuss priorities for Persson’s Presidency, the strength of the European business model, and the ‘S’ in ESG amongst other pressing topics. Persson is president of Ellevio AB and JM AB in Sweden, and began his Presidency on the 1st of July. To listen to more Ibec Voices episodes, visit https://www.ibec.ie/influencing-for-business/ibec-campaigns/ibec-voices or wherever you get your podcasts. 
Live from the Dublin Climate Summit 2022, this episode of Ibec Voices features President of the Eurogroup, Minister Paschal Donohoe, and Jackie King, Ibec Executive Director of International Business. In a Q&A session at the Summit the pair cover a range of pressing topics, including the impact of Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine on the EU’s focus on Climate and Green Plans, the priorities of the Eurogroup from a sustainability perspective, and the importance the European green bonds as an instrument in financing the Green Transition. The Summit is a premium sustainability and climate-focused gathering where industry, business and Government join forces to drive forward the ESG agenda, with Ibec Global the event’s European Partner.  
For this short episode of Ibec Voices we are joined by Ibec Chief Economist and Head of National Policy Ger Brady and Ibec Economist, Hazel Ahern-Flynn. They present the findings of the Q1 Ibec Economic Outlook titled ‘A difficult balancing act’, discussing themes including rising costs across the global economy, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, inflation, and if we are seeing ‘The Great Resignation’ in Ireland.
A Year in Review

A Year in Review

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This episode of Work Talks reviews the developments of the past year and looks ahead to the changes and potential challenges 2022 will bring. 2021 certainly packed a punch in terms of employment legislation.  The evolution of flexible and blended working continued to gain further momentum this year with the introduction of the WRC Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect and Government’s promise to legislate on a right to request remote working. Other notable developments include the Tanaiste’s convening of the LEEF high level group review group to examine collective bargaining and the milestone report of the pensions commission on retirement ages to name but a few.Tune in now to listen to broadcaster Kieran Cuddihy in conversation with Ibec’s Director of Employer Relations Maeve McElwee for an overview of these developments and what’s in store for the year ahead.
For this this short episode of Ibec Voices we are joined by Ibec's Chief Economist Ger Brady and Economist Hazel Ahern-Flynn. They present the findings of the Q4 Ibec Economic Outlook, discussing themes including supply chain challenges, competitiveness, skills shortages and Government supports to enterprise.
In this episode of Ibec Voices we are taking you inside Aras an Uachtarain, the residence of the President of Ireland, to hear a very special address delivered by Ibec CEO, Danny McCoy. As President of the Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Danny McCoy delivered the keynote address to mark 175 years of SSISI. Entitled “Sustainable Development: ‘Still’ The Opportunity for Irish Economic Policymakers”, his address covers topical matters including:The challenge of reducing emissions by 50 percent in this decade;The difficulties in holding a purely ecocentric or technocentric view of the world;The manner in which we must deal with the environmental agenda. The paper can be read in full here, and Danny McCoy’s Presidential Address can be watched here. 
In this concluding episode of Ibec’s COP26 podcast mini-series, Dr Neil Walker speaks with Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, about what was achieved at the UN climate summit in Glasgow over the previous two weeks. They discuss what further action is needed to keep the goal of 1.5 degrees alive, and how Ireland’s recently launched Climate Action Plan can contribute to the EU’s efforts to demonstrate international leadership through example.
With the second week of the conference underway our mini series with a focus on COP26 continues.  For this episode Dr Neil Walker, Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Environment at Ibec meets with Steve Varley, EY Global Vice Chair for Sustainability.  In this episode, recorded in the EY office in Glasgow, Neil and Steve look back on the first week of COP and speak about climate ambition and opportunity. 
Welcome to Ibec Voices, a podcast series about the people and priorities behind Irish business and the global climate that shapes it. Our mini-series with a focus on COP26 continues with the conclusion of the discussion between Dr Neil Walker Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Environment at Ibec and Steffen Engling, Adviser on EU Climate Policy at BusinessEurope. They discuss some of the technical aspects of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and Steffen reflects on how the business community can make its voice heard during the negotiations between Parties, and what added value it can bring to the negotiations.
Welcome to Ibec Voices, a podcast series about the people and priorities behind Irish business and the global climate that shapes it. In this instalment of our mini-series with a focus on COP26 we pick up the discussion between Dr Neil Walker Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Environment at Ibec and Steffen Engling, Adviser on EU Climate Policy at BusinessEurope. They discuss the US position at COP and Steffen gives his views on the prospects for a successful outcome to COP26 from a business perspective.
Welcome to Ibec Voices, a podcast series about the people and priorities behind Irish business and the global climate that shapes it. In the third episode of our mini-series with a focus on COP26 we once again hear from Dr Neil Walker Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Environment at Ibec. This time Neil is joined by Steffen Engling, Adviser on EU Climate Policy at BusinessEurope.  In this, the first part of their discussion, they speak about the run up to COP26, contrasting the legally binding commitments made by the European Union with the more aspirational ones by developing countries.
In our second episode of our mini series of Ibec Voices focusing on the proceedings at COP26, Dr Neil Walker, Head of Infrastructure, Energy and the Environment at Ibec, covers the opening statements from the assembled world leaders on the Conference's opening days.  This includes analysis of the opening statements of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson,  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, President Joe Biden, and French President Emmanuel Macron. The topics covered include: The crucial role the private sector must play in unlocking investment to achieve our climate targets;The contrasting themes between developed and developing nations;The potential national implications of the ambitious climate agenda.Stayed tuned for tomorrow's episode, in which Dr Neil Walker will comment on the notable absence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping. 
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