Danny Mccoy

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A bustling Grafton Street in Dublin city centre: Ibec believes the rollout of auto-enrolment, the living wage, statutory sick pay and other leave proposals will add about 2.8 per cent to the wage bill in the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Over the past 10 years, we have faced, and largely weathered, as a country three “once in a lifetime events”: one of the largest financial and fiscal (...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy: ‘Firms and jobs will be lost if Government doesn’t do more to address this energy crisis.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Businesses require urgent financial assistance to deal with soaring energy costs, according to business group Ibec, which has warned that significant(...)

Employment in the ICT sector, including many of the big digital service multinationals   and some high-tech manufacturers, has risen by 39,400, or more than 30 per cent ahead of pre-pandemic levels. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When it became clear in late spring 2020 that the pandemic was not going to be a short-term event, fears quickly grew about the impact on the jobs mar(...)

Coalition sources said there would be focus on actions that could reduce Government-controlled costs.

The Government’s efforts to contain the turmoil sparked by the rising cost of living have run into immediate trouble as unions press for significant p(...)

The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme has helped many companies ride out the pandemic and retain profitability.  Illustration: Getty Images

Now that pandemic restrictions have been lifted, the Irish economy is seeing a rapid recovery in domestic demand across almost every sector, while the(...)

Government has said a return to the workplace can start from Monday on a staggered basis ‘appropriate to each sector’. Photograph: Getty Images

Employers can force people to return to work following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions if they are contractually obliged to work from a particula(...)

Business groups say isolation rules for close contacts should be changed. File photograph: Andre Malerba/Bloomberg

Businesses are seeking a change in the rules dealing with people who are close contacts of Covid-19 cases as an expected surge in case numbers in comi(...)

More than 6,000 healthcare staff are on coronavirus-related leave as hospitals brace themselves for a sharp rise in patients infected with the disease this week.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Covid-19 stakeholders’ forum must be convened “immediately” before any derogation on the requirement of close contacts to isolate for 10 days is g(...)

There were more Covid-19  cases over Christmas than in the whole of 2020. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called for elective care to be cancelled until the end of January because of pressures on the system fr(...)

Business representative group Ibec has called on the Government to ‘urgently’ increase State financial supports to the hospitality, retail, tourism and entertainment sectors. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Business and hospitality groups are pushing for the Government to roll back recent cuts to the pandemic wage subsidy scheme, due to the impact of risi(...)

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