Keeping Ireland strong in Europe
Restoring domestic demand
Supporting job creation
Delivering world-class public services
Since the economic crash, public policy has predominantly focused on fixing the public finances and the banking system. Meanwhile businesses have right-sized, reduced costs and implemented ambitious change programmes, resulting in improved competitiveness and productivity.
To get Ireland working again we need an unrelenting focus on growth. It is this growth that will allow us to create jobs, overcome our debt burden and deliver the prosperity, public services and quality of life that this country can legitimately aspire to.
Ireland’s business community is ambitious for the Irish economy. We have the potential to recover strongly if we adapt the growth model that fuelled our rapid growth in the 1990s, focusing on balancing export-led growth with activity in the domestic economy. Properly executed, this strategy can deliver the economic activity needed to get people back to work and provide a high quality of life for Ireland’s citizens. If everyone embraces this ambition, we will drive Ireland’s recovery.
Over the next year Ibec will be relentless in bringing our ambition for Ireland to the attention of all key stakeholders, domestic and international; implementing the objectives we have set out for ourselves, and promoting the right environment for Irish business to drive Ireland's recovery.
Launch of Ibec Action Plan for Recovery - 50 ideas to drive growth - July 2102
Launch of Driving Ireland's Recovery Campaign - April 2012
Read Ibec's publication - Action plan for recovery - 50 ideas to drive growth
Read Ibec's publication - Unlocking Domestic Demand
Join the conversation - Ibec LinkedIn Group - Driving Ireland's Recovery
Watch more videos from Driving Ireland's Recovery campaign Ibec You Tube Channel - Driving Ireland's Recovery