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Business groups want stable government

Ireland’s leading business groups, which represent the vast majority of the country’s employers, have called for ongoing negotiations on the formation of the next government to deliver a clear, comprehensive agreement that will ensure the next administration is in a position to run its full term. The next government needs to have an unwavering focus on the significant challenges we face as a country, one with the mandate, authority and capacity to plan ambitiously and take difficult decisions if needed. The country would not be served well by a government preoccupied by the possibility of an imminent general election, according to the SFA, ISME, Ibec, Irish Exporters Association, Construction Industry Federation and Chambers Ireland. “Any political agreement must first and foremost serve the interests of the country as a whole. Over the coming days, all parties and TDs must play their part in supporting the creation of a stable environment for policy making and legislation that will last a full …

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Trade opportunities in Southeast Asia

Irish Exporters Association representatives will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade this Wednesday morning to consider trade links with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Founded in 1967, ASEAN comprises10 Southeast Asian member states with a combined population of 609 million. Trade in goods between Ireland and the 10 countries amounted to just over €2.4 billion in 2013 and just over €2.5 billion last year. Committee chairman, Pat Breen said, “The recent opening of Irish Embassies in Indonesia and Thailand brings to five the number of resident embassies in a bloc of countries with a rapidly expanding middle class. The meeting with the Irish Exporters Association will provide an opportunity for our committee to explore how Ireland can best position itself to take advantage of these new opportunities.”

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