Danny Mccoy

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“The planned British referendum on EU membership could radically alter the relationship we enjoy with our nearest neighbour and our EU partners. We must ensure Irish interests are protected.”   Photograph: Nikolay Doychinov/Reuters

Our relationship with the UK is unique and that is why the UK debate on EU membership matters so much. It is a debate rooted firmly in economics; and (...)

Students sleeping out for charity at Christmas. The campaign aims to celebrate the givers and encourage more people to give.

There are very strong signs that the Irish economy is finally leaving behind the worst and longest recession in our recent history. It has been a toug(...)

Anne Kelleher, HR director for Intel Ireland, at the Ibec HR summit in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Failing is a necessary part of innovation, Intel Ireland’s HR director said yesterday in an insight into how the semi-conductor giant innovates. Speak(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny joking with Irish head coach Joe Schmidt at the IMI National Management Conference “Game Changers for Growth” at Sandyford , Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Companies and people should strive for value rather than success, and success can be achieved by selling value, Irish rugby coach Joe Schmidt said yes(...)

You’d think with his €200,000 salary, Taoiseach Enda Kenny could afford to buy himself a watch.Our esteemed leader was on hand on Wednesday to open Go(...)

Buses parked up in Conyngham Road Garage in Dublin City last month when pickets were  placed on all Dublin Bus garages.Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government has approved the establishment of a new group aimed at breaking the deadlock over controversial cost- saving plans at Dublin Bus which (...)

The council is seeking Government sanction to impose a levy on vacant sites in the city to “encourage” developers to bring their land back into use.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Developers engaged in “land hoarding” could be forced to sell up under Dublin City Council plans to rid the capital of vacant sites. The council is se(...)

Strategies for growth

How best to drive economic growth? With the Irish economy in the first quarter of this year slipping back into recession for the second time since 200(...)

The view from Ibec is that the economy turned a long time ago, but that the “confidence genie” is refusing to come out of the bottle to boost the domestic sector and create much-needed jobs.  Photograph: Alan Betson/THE IRISH TIMES.

There is an air of positivity in the Dublin offices of the Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation (Ibec) that is in contrast to the way the econo(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy: “Budget 2014 must clearly signal that the end of austerity is in sight.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government should reduce the adjustment in the forthcoming Budget by €500 million by abandoning new tax increases, according to the employers’ gro(...)

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