Ibec welcome the signing of Irish-UK agreement on common travel area

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today welcomed the signing of a formal agreement between the Irish and UK governments that provides for the continuation of key aspects of the Ireland-UK Common Travel Area (CTA), whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations.  Existing CTA provisions provide for the free movement of people across the islands,…

88% of SMEs seeking more government support in face of Brexit, says Bibby Financial Services Ireland

Almost nine in 10 Irish SMEs (88%) feel the Government should be providing them with more support, according to the latest SME Ireland Confidence Tracker published by Bibby Financial Services Ireland, a leading provider of financial support and funding solutions to Irish SMEs. Irish SMEs believe that this support should come in the form of tax breaks (81%),…

Brexit, Ireland and the Ukrainian Factor by Oksana Shadrina-O’Hurley & Miceál O’Hurley Pitts

Klimkin, Oksana and Ukrainians So Near and Yet so Far Located at different ends of Europe, Ireland and Ukraine have a lot more in common than the distance suggests.  Not only are there historical, cultural and religious similarities that bridge the geographical divide, but also shared challenges and opportunities offered by Brexit, the commitment of both…

Budget 2019 should address Brexit and sterling impact on food and drink industries, says FDI

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food sector, today launched its Budget 2019 submission, which calls on the Government to introduce a series of measures to help the sector maintain its competitiveness and achieve its growth potential against the backdrop of Brexit and a significant weakening of pound sterling. It highlights that…