An inadequate supply of affordable housing is the greatest impediment to attracting and retaining talented workers, without whom business investment and expansions are not possible.

In this episode of Ibec Responds we are joined by Ibec Executive Director of Lobbying and Influence Fergal O'Brien and Ibec Chief Economist and Head of National Policy Gerard Brady. They share their insights into the key findings of Ibec's new 'Better Housing, Better Business' report. The report advocates for sustainable solutions to Ireland's housing crisis.

Read the report here

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Ep. 22  /  Ibec Responds

COP27: Reflections with Minister Eamon Ryan

In the final episode of our Ibec Responds mini-series on COP27, Fergal O’Brien, Ibec Executive Director of Lobbying and Influence, sits down with Minister Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications and Minister for Transport.

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Ep. 21  /  Ibec Responds

COP27: Loss and damage- a thorny issue

In this episode of our Ibec Responds mini-series on COP27, Dr Neil Walker, Ibec Head of Infrastructure, speaks with Stephen Prendiville, Head of Sustainability at EY Ireland, who is currently attending COP27.

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Ep. 20  /  Ibec Responds

COP27: The EU's role in raising global ambitions

For this episode we are joined by Neil Willoughby, Ibec European Affairs Senior Executive, and Seán Kelly, Member of the European Parliament. They sit down before the MEP departs for Sharm-el-Sheikh.

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Ep. 19  /  Ibec Responds

COP27: The role of cities in climate discussions

In this episode we are joined by Aidan Sweeney, Ibec Head of Enterprise and Regulatory Affairs, and Councillor Allison Gilliland, Dublin City Councillor and COP27 Delegate with the European Committee of the Region. 

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