Gerard Brady

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A sticker reading “No Border, No Brexit” on a road sign near the Hands Across the Divide sculpture in Derry. Photograph: Mary Turner/Bloomberg

A post-Brexit VAT change threatens to close thousands of companies by squeezing their cash flows, the Republic’s biggest employers’ group fears. The (...)

Danny McCoy, chief executive officer of Ibec, photographed at their offices in Baggot St. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Business lobby group Ibec is forecasting that growth in the economy will slow to 4.5 per cent next year from 7.8 per cent in 2018. The group, in its (...)

Millennials entering today’s workplaces want to work for diverse firms with a mix of ethnicities, social backgrounds, gender and sexuality. Photograph: iStock

The days of grateful serfs thanking the all-powerful boss for a lump of coal at Christmas are long gone. With the economy continuing to grow, graduate(...)

“Employers are increasingly opening their doors to graduates of all disciplines. In finance and management consulting, they are interested in arts and social science graduates for the transferable skills they have.” Photograph: iStock
Positive prospects for graduates

It just keeps getting better. For the past three years, The Irish Times graduate recruitment supplement has heralded the best job opportunities for co(...)

Ibec described the funding crisis in higher education as one of the biggest issues facing the State, eclipsed only by housing.

Ibec says it is getting worrying feedback from investors about the State’s lack of commitment to funding higher education. The employers’ group said (...)

Minister for Finance Donohoe. The Department of Finance is basing its budget sums on GDP growth of 4 per cent next year and 3.4 per cent in 2020. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

We seem to be living in two parallel universes. In one, the usual pre-budget music is under way, with the ritual warnings from the Department of Finan(...)

Ibec warned of  ‘significant competitive erosion’

All households should finally start to see some benefit from a recovering economy this year with employment expected to reach record levels as Gross D(...)

Arnotts’ winter sale. Ibec predicts that consumer spending over Christmas will come in 2.6 per cent ahead of the previous year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish economy has moved beyond the recovery phase and into a period of “strong and sustainable growth” with expansion forecast to reach 4.2 per ce(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis and European Commission chief negotiator Michel Barnier at a joint press conference last week.

A failure by the British government and European Union officials to achieve progress in Brexit negotiations makes it even more crucial that measures t(...)

Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, which has suffered as a result of State planning policy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As Brexit approaches, the development of Ireland’s regions will come into even sharper focus. Exporting sectors, such as agri-food, tourism and tradit(...)

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