Ibec on Covid-19

Ibec on Covid-19

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A special podcast series about Irish business at a time of global crisis. Get the latest information about the impact of Covid-19 on business and workforces, what the government and policy makers are doing to minimise that impact, and what plans are fo…


Freezing rates, zero interest loans, cash injections – how Government can solve the business liquidity problem
Apr 3 • 12 min
Covid-19 is having a significant impact on liquidity in the economy. In this episode of Ibec on Covid-19, Fergal O’Brien, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Ibec, outlines how the government can support business at this time and ensure a faster…
Working from home and the challenges of care
Mar 27 • 17 min
Dr Kara McGann, Head of Social Policy at Ibec, has advice for employers and employees trying to balance working from home with caring for family members. We cover:The different kinds of personal circumstances that employees may be trying to cope with…
Mental health and wellbeing in a time of COVID-19
Mar 27 • 16 min
Dr Kara McGann, Head of Social Policy at Ibec, outlines the steps employees and employers can take to protect their mental health and wellbeing at a time of crisis. We cover:The most common causes of stress and concern;The impact of ‘fake news’ on…
What the new government support package means for employers
Mar 25 • 18 min
Maeve McElwee, Director of Employer Relations at Ibec, on the recently-announced government support package and what it means for employers and their employees. Maeve also talks about:Why it is so important to stay connected with staff;Why agility and…
This time around, it’s humans versus virus
Mar 24 • 16 min
Danny McCoy, CEO of Ibec, on the need to move quickly but carefully right now. Topics covered:Why 2008 was a very different crisis;The danger of narrowing global supply chains in favour of self-sufficiency;Why this crisis has made Ibec’s idea of a new…
This is a different crisis requiring different solutions
Mar 23 • 18 min
Siobhan Masterson and Fergal O’Brien of Ibec on the next steps required to reduce the crisis of the Covid-19 shock and to ensure as much business continuity as possible. Other points covered include:How other governments have reacted to the crisis – and…
Introducing: Ibec on Covid-19
Mar 23 • 2 min
Ireland’s new government cannot go it alone
Feb 13 • 43 min
Irish Times columnist and author Fintan O’Toole joins Ibec CEO Danny McCoy for a wide-ranging discussion and analysis of Ireland’s business, societal and political landscape in the aftermath of the ground-breaking General Election 2020. With the…
Navigating the new world of work
Feb 7 • 37 min
Maeve McElwee, Director of Employer Relations at Ibec and Michael Doherty, Professor of Law, Maynooth University on parental leave, retirement age, the ‘right to disconnect’, and other challenges facing business in the new world of work. Also, Margaret …
Business regulation that keeps Ireland competitive
Feb 6 • 38 min
Gary McGann, Chair at Flutter plc and Sharon Higgins, Director of Member Services at Ibec discuss business regulation in Ireland and the need for reform. Also, Oliver Loomes of Diageo Ireland has four messages for the next government; and Tony Neary of …
Education today for the jobs of tomorrow
Feb 5 • 39 min
Lorna FitzPatrick, President, Union of Students in Ireland; Jim Miley, Director General, Irish Universities Association; and Claire McGee, Head of Education and Innovation Policy at Ibec, discuss their vision for an education system that will underpin I…
Get Smart: Accelerating Ireland’s Digital Ambition
Feb 4 • 36 min
Kieran McCorry, Microsoft Ireland; Liz McCarthy, Scale Ireland; and Erik O’Donovan, Ibec on why Ireland needs a Minister for Digital Affairs to capitalise on opportunities in AI, Cloud technology, and Cyber Security. Also, Sean Moran of Sanmina on how h…
What’s good for the planet is good for the bottom line
Feb 3 • 35 min
What’s good for the planet is good for the bottom line
A ‘moonshot’ plan for regional development?
Jan 31 • 32 min
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How to spend €11bn wisely – the big challenge for Ireland’s next government
Jan 30 • 34 min
How to spend €11bn wisely – the big challenge for Ireland’s next government
Infrastructure – A Sustainable Future
Jan 29 • 33 min
Quality national infrastructure is fundamental to national prosperity and well-being. In this episode, Ibec’s Head of Infrastructure Policy Neil Walker is joined by economist Colm McCarthy, and Strategic Planning and Advisory Director at AECOM Derval Cu…
Making Child and Elder Care Work
Jan 28 • 33 min
Child and elder care are key General Election 2020 issues for the workforce, business and society. In this episode, Ibec Head of Social Policy Kara McGann sets out the challenges for all stakeholders. She is joined by Vodafone Ireland CEO Anne O’Leary a…
Is it time for a new social dialogue?
Jan 27 • 42 min
Ibec CEO Danny McCoy and the ICTU General Secretary Patricia King discuss the possibility of developing a new social dialogue after the 2020 General Election. We also feature an interview with Dalton Philips, Chief Executive of the daa, covering connect…
Introducing ‘Business at the Ballot Box’
Jan 17 • 0 min
Introducing ‘Business at the Ballot Box’, Ibec’s special General Election 2020 series.