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Ibec has called for an overhaul of the State’s planning rules to address capacity constraints in the economy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Employers’ group Ibec has called for an overhaul of the State’s planning rules to address capacity constraints in the economy, suggesting the current (...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy, who has warned of slowing growth in the Irish economy this year due to competitiveness constraints and Brexit uncertainties. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Employers’ group Ibec is predicting a major slowdown in growth this year as the Irish economy approaches full capacity and “cost competitiveness erode(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy said the current uncertainty regarding the UK’s future trading relations had already prompted a slowdown in SME lending. Photograph: Alan Betson

Employers’ group Ibec is predicting a major slowdown in growth this year as the Irish economy approaches full capacity and “cost competitiveness erod(...)

EIB president Werner Hoyer: “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a much less comfortable continent and world very soon.”

The European Investment Bank president has warned that “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a muc(...)

The Economic and Social Research Institute says employment in construction will have to increase for housing supply to meet demand.

Employers’ group Ibec has welcomed the introduction of measures to reduce the current waiting times for work permits, suggesting skills shortages in c(...)

 Anna Dowley, Piltown Co. Kilkenny; Kara Fitzherbert, Carlow; Nicola Pratt, Carlow; Sara Deacon, Carlow; Holly Moynan, Ballacolla Co.Laois; Vicky Woods, Tinahely Co. Wicklow and Hanah Condell, Abbeyleix Co. Laois pictured getting the Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said officials will examine whether there are “lessons to be learned” from the volume of students who failed(...)

Ireland has around 65%  of the global leasing market. Airlines will have to spend $100bn   to $120bn   a year on acquiring craft over the next two decades

Aircraft lessors are setting up a lobby group to defend the €550 million a year industry in Ireland against competition from Singapore and Hong Kong. (...)

 Fianna Fail’s Niall Collins: Government not doing enough to make the case for an exemption.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has hit out at the Government for failing to seek an exemption from EU state aid rules to provide financial supports to Irish firms adver(...)

Expectations are growing that the Bank of England will hold off on raising interest rates due to Brexit-related risks. Photograph: AFP

Employers’ group Ibec has warned of imminent business closures in the wake of another significant slide in the value of sterling. The Brexit-related (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has insisted the new Leaving Cert grading system does not represent a “dumbing down” of the exam. Under a new g(...)

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