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Overview

Lobbying Costs

1,500,000€ - 1,749,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

11.4 Fte (53)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

49

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Ibec

    EU Transparency Register

    479468313744-50 First registered on 03 Jun 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Ibec is Ireland’s largest lobby and business representative group. Our purpose is to help build a better, sustainable future by influencing, supporting and delivering for business success. With over 250 employees, Ibec engages with key stakeholders in Ireland and internationally through our six regional offices and our Brussels office, along with an extensive international network in the UK and US. Ibec is the Irish national member federation of BusinessEurope.

    Ibec positions are shaped by our diverse membership, which range from small to large, domestic to multinational and our 40 trade associations cover a wide range of industry sectors. Ibec members employ over 70% of the private sector workforce in Ireland.

    As well as lobbying, Ibec provides a wide range of professional services and management training to members on all aspects of human resource management, occupational health and safety, employee relations and employment law.

    Main EU files targeted

    Ibec works to protect and promote the interests of Irish enterprise and to champion Ireland's business model and economic priorities at all levels within the EU Institutions.

    Ibec engages with the EU institutions on all topics of relevance to business in Ireland, including in the following policy areas and files:

    1) Economic and financial affairs (e.g., Next Generation EU, Stability and Growth Pact)
    2) Energy, environment, climate, infrastructure and transport (e.g., Fit for 55 package, Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive)
    3) Single market and the digital economy (e.g., Single Market Emergency Instrument, AI Act, Data Act)
    4) International relations and trade policy (e.g., EU-UK relations, including with regard for the Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, EU-US relations, including with regard for the EU-US Trade and Technology Council)
    5) Legal affairs (e.g., Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive)
    6) Social and employment policy (e.g., Directive on adequate minimum wages, social partner negotiations on telework and the right to disconnect)

    Address

    Head Office
    84-86 Baggot Street Lower
    Dublin 2 D02 H720
    IRELAND
    EU Office
    89 Avenue de Cortenbergh
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    53

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%2
    75%1
    50%2
    25%19
    10%29

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    11.4

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 08 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Róisín DE BHALDRAITHE 01 Dec 2022 28 Apr 2023
    Mr Patrick IVORY 20 Sep 2022 19 Sep 2023
    Ms Kate BYRNE 17 Sep 2022 15 Sep 2023
    Mr Neil WILLOUGHBY 17 Sep 2022 15 Sep 2023
    Mr Patrick IVORY 18 Sep 2019 17 Sep 2020
    Mr Austin DOWLING 08 Aug 2019 28 Feb 2020
    Mr SHANE LYSTER 09 Apr 2019 08 Apr 2020
    Mr Austin DOWLING 22 Jan 2019 21 Jul 2019
    Ms Doreen BURKE 21 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2019
    Mr SHANE LYSTER 07 Apr 2018 05 Apr 2019
    Ms Doreen BURKE 05 Oct 2017 25 Sep 2018
    Mr SHANE LYSTER 24 Mar 2017 22 Mar 2018
    Ms Aoife Doyle 23 Jan 2017 17 Jan 2018
    Mr SHANE LYSTER 02 Apr 2016 30 Mar 2017
    Ms Aoife Doyle 14 Nov 2015 12 Nov 2016
    Ms Aoife Doyle 12 Aug 2014 08 Aug 2015

    Complementary Information

    Our website at www.ibec.ie is regularly updated with freely accessible information about our activities, campaigns, policy positions, our staff and their areas of responsibility.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Ibec and its 40 sectoral trade associations belong to a number of membership organisations at EU level:

    • AIM - European Brands Association
    • AISE - International Association of Soaps, Detergents & Maintenance Products
    • Brewers of Europe
    • BusinessEurope
    • CAOBISCO - European Chocolate & Confectionery Association
    • CEEREAL - European Breakfast Cereal Association
    • CEFIC - European Chemical Industry Council
    • CEMBUREAU - European Cement Association
    • CEPE - European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink & Artists' Colours Industry
    • CLITRAVI - Liaison Centre for the Meat Processing Industry in the EU
    • Construction Products Europe
    • Cosmetics Europe
    • DigitalEurope
    • EDA - European Dairy Association
    • EFBW - European Federation of Bottled Waters
    • ESPO - European Sea Ports Organisation
    • EuroCommerce
    • EuropaBio
    • European Plastics Converters
    • EPC - European Policy Centre
    • EPF - European Property Federation
    • ESF - European Services Forum
    • FEDIAF - European Pet Food Industry Association
    • FoodDrinkEurope
    • MedTech Europe
    • ORGALIM - European Engineering Industries Association
    • Specialised Nutrition Europe
    • SpiritsEurope
    • UECBV - European Livestock & Meat Traders Union
    • UNESDA - Soft Drinks Europe

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,500,000€ - 1,749,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    1,500,000€ - 1,749,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Advisory Committee on Vocational Training#X01803#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=1803 #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Comité consultatif pour la sécurité et la santé sur le lieu de travail#X01211#GILLEN Michael #https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=1211 #Member #B#Industry#Intérêt des représentants des employeurs#Update Workplaces Directive 89/654/EEC#Pandemic on OSH related issues#Advisory Committee on free movement of workers#X01784#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=1784 #Member #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    SME

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    49 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 08 Nov 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Ibec and the Irish Med Tech Association discussed implementation of the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and its potential impact on future patient access to medtech, as well as R&D and investment
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Patricia Reilly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Oct 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital policy - highlight positive case studies on Ibec's, discuss the latest developments shaping Europe’s Digital Future and exchange views
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Oct 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject The Irish TRIS notification on Alcohol Labels
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Commission
      • Joanna Stawowy (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject General EU issues since Mrs Reilly became Head of Cabinet on 1 September.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Patricia Reilly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Jun 2022 Location Dublin, Ireland
      Subject REPowerEU Plan; EU Energy Platform
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Commission
      • Kadri Simson (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 May 2022 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject Sanctions
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Peter Power (Cabinet member)
      • Darta Tentere (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Mar 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Address at IBEC event - EU response to Ukraine
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with Food & Drinks Ireland
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
      • Deirdre O’Hea (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Insurance sector's interpretation, Taxonomy
      Commission
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 03 Mar 2022 Location Dublin (IE)
      Subject Minimum wage proposal, Platform work proposal, Labour shortages, Right to Request Remote Working Bill, Social dialogue.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Commission
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Feb 2022 Location Virtual
      Subject Delivered speech at webinar - Taxonomy, CSRD, Sustainable Corporate Governance and CMU
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 06 Sep 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Introductory meeting – European Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jul 2021 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject Capital Markets Union, Digital Finance, Sustainable Finance, and Anti-Money Laundering.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
      • Claude Bocqueraz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jul 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Introductory meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jun 2021 Location virtual
      Subject EU-US trade relations; Trade relations with other third countries
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Jan 2021 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject EU priorities for the year.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Oct 2020 Location Brussels (VC)
      Subject Discussion with IBEC members on digital issues, e.g. open strategic autonomy, AI, cloud federation, tax, skills.
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject effects on EU/US trade dispute on the sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Commission
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Dec 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject priorities of the incoming Commission and DG Trade's WP
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Commission
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Sep 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Launch of Strategy document for biopharmachem
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Aviation issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Joshua Salsby (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Nov 2018 Location Ireland
      Subject Agri Trade
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Marlene Madsen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Dec 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Ireland as a substance economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Competition
      Commission
      • Ditte Juul Jørgensen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject IE, Economy, Trade
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Juho Romakkaniemi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject ESAs review; regulatory issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Jan Ceyssens (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Forestry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Sep 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Threats to the continued growth of Spirits Industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 06 Sep 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject General
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Sep 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject energy policy development
      Commission
      • Dominique Ristori (Director-General)
    • Date 12 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Jun 2017 Location BERL 08/304
      Subject AGRI related issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Recording for IBEC conference
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Free Momvement and Trade
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Dec 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Business Outlook
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Agri matters
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject General
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Growth and Competitiveness
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Sep 2016 Location Dublin
      Subject Telecom, free flow of data, digital skills, e-commerce, e-government, spectrum, privacy shield
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Hanna Hinrikus (Cabinet member)
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject The impact of Brexit on Irish business
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Peter Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 May 2016 Location Dublin, Ireland
      Subject EU energy and climate agenda for 2016
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Developments stemming from the Energy Union package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Yvon Slingenberg (Cabinet member)
      • Joachim Balke (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jul 2015 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Commission piorities; better regulation agenda.
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Michelle Sutton (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Preliminary views on the European Commission's upcoming package on Europe's digital economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Carl-Christian Buhr (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jan 2015 Location DUBLIN
      Subject Commissioner work programme for 2015 and policy priorities for the 5 year term as Commissionr.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 23 Jan 2015 Location Dublin, Ireland
      Subject Meeting board of Directors of IBEC to discuss Commission Work Programme
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
      • Peter Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Dec 2014 Location Brussels Belgium
      Subject Launch of IBEC Business Priorities
      Commission
      • Catherine Day (Secretary-General)
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