What we do
The office is located in the heart of the Brussels European area. We actively engage with other EU-level stakeholders including the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament, the European Council and the Irish Government’s Permanent Representation to the EU, preparing the work of the Council of the EU, in order to shape and influence draft policy and legislation to benefit Irish business.
We help you to understand the EU decision making process and advise you on how best to influence the outcome.
How we develop policy strategies
We meet regularly with our European Affairs and Trade Policy Committee, which keeps a watching brief of all significant European and international developments in order to get an overall view of where things are going and what the implications are for Ireland and our competitiveness. The Committee has primary responsibility for Ibec positions on horizontal EU and international issues including institutional developments, any Treaty changes, EU Budget and the rolling priorities of the various institutions and the Council Presidencies as well as well as negotiations on trade deals and other international issues.
The Committee is composed of members across the Ibec membership, representing all major sectors, and normally meets four times a year. The Committee is currently chaired by Greg Timmons, President of Takeda Ireland Limited.