Ibec CEO Danny McCoy with strategist and author Alastair Campbell  and Mary Rose Burke, Ibec director of strategy, international and corporate affairs. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Ireland may have to review its own membership of the EU if Britain votes to leave, according to Ibec’s chief executive Danny McCoy. He said Ireland (...)

Ictu’s Patricia King Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

The head of Ireland’s largest trade union movement has called on companies to use increasing profit margins to rectify “wage stagnation and wage cuts”(...)

‘A major and far-reaching new approach is needed to improve the supply and affordability of new housing, but wage hikes are not part of the solution.’  Ibec’s Danny McCoy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Increasing wages to make property more affordable would see Ireland forget one of the major lessons learned in the aftermath of the recession, Ibec ch(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy hit out at the “lazy assumption” that just because house prices were rising, there would be “huge investment” in building. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A week dominated by reflections on the past did not put a stop to permutations of what the future holds. The progress of the economic recovery and how(...)

Ibec: Brexit vote could spark  devaluation of sterling which would mean products from Irish companies selling into the UK would effectively be 30% more

Ibec, the employers lobby group, expects economic growth of 4.6 per cent this year and 3.9 per cent for 2017. But it warned that uncertainty from the(...)

Political change: the Irish political centre has remained resilient and broadly pro-business, Ibec’s Danny McCoy will tell a Brussels forum. Photograph: Paul Faith

While the election has led to uncertainty it has not brought about the radicalisation of Irish politics that business leaders feared, according to Ibe(...)

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: “What is most welcome is the wide range of sectors showing growth,” the Minister said.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government received a timely boost ahead of Friday’s general election with official figures showing employment at its highest level in seven years(...)

 Bursting complacency: Ireland would benefit from re-adopting Sterling in the event of a Brexit, according to  Toscafund’s chief economist Savvas Savouri. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Toscafund, the huge hedge fund founded by high-profile London-based investor Martin Hughes, is predicting Ireland could be forced to quit the EU in t(...)

Election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin as the 2016 general election campaign gets underway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It’s the economy, stupid. The de facto slogan for Bill Clinton’s 1992 US presidential campaign is just as relevant for the general election campaign t(...)

Fianna Fáil enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary told the Ibec business debate political parties are not debating the serious effects a Brexit could have on Ireland.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Irish political system is not adequately debating the potential consequences of a British exit from the European Union, an election debate for bus(...)