Considering the extent to which EU policy and regulation impacts Irish business, Ibec - Ireland's national business and employers' federation - maintains a permanent office and delegation in Brussels.
Established since 1972, the year before Ireland joined the then European Economic Community, Ibec Europe is the primary representation of the Irish business community to the European Union. We engage with the EU Institutions, the Irish Government, other Member States and the wider European stakeholder community to promote and defend the interests and policy priorities of our 7,500 member companies.
Ibec Europe provides our members with strategic advice and important updates through regular events, newsletters and briefings. We help Irish business leaders to build networks, forge alliances and pursue opportunities in Brussels and we proudly work to elevate the understanding, profile and reputation of the Irish business model in European affairs. Our work also supports the EU activities of our 225 colleagues across Ibec's policy units, sector associations and regional offices in Ireland.
Ibec is the only Irish member of BusinessEurope, the leading business, industry and employers' representation at EU level. Joining 40 national federations from 34 countries, we collaborate closely with BusinessEurope to advocate in favour of a competitive and pro-growth environment for enterprise and wider society.
Ibec’s EU & Trade Policy Committee frames our priorities. The committee, which meets three times per year in Dublin, brings together representatives of a number of our member companies. The Committee helps inform Ibec’s policy positions and strategies across EU affairs, global trade and wider international issues. We actively encourage all Ibec member companies with a particular interest or stake in European affairs to participate in our committee and to contribute to our activities.
Ibec's dedicated web portal on Brexit and the future of EU-UK relations can be accessed via this link.
For more information about our services and supports, if you have a specific question about how European issues impact your business in Ireland or to add your details to our communications and events mailing lists, please contact any member of the team.
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Telephone: +32 (0)2 740 14 30
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Ibec maintains a presence on the EU Transparency Register. Our public ID number is 479468313744-50.