CEO of IBEC Danny McCoy
This morning from 11am.
The Special Committee on Covid-19 Response will meet and hold three sessions.
Between 11am and 1pm, Dr Cillian De Gascun, Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, and Professor Philip Nolan, president of the NUI Maynooth will go before the committee.
Between 2pm and 4pm, the CEO of IBEC Danny McCoy and CEO of ISME Neil McDonnell will address the politicians.
Mr McCoy is expected to call for the immediate removal of Covid-19 quarantine restrictions and the reduction of the two-metre social distancing guideline to one metre.
Between 4.30pm and 6.30pm, the CEO of Enterprise Ireland Julie Sinnamon and Secretary General of DBEI Dr Orlaigh Quinn will go before the committee.
Today’s appearances before the committee follow more than 1,000 Irish researchers signing an open letter to the Government yesterday, calling for an extension of lockdown restrictions in order to “crush the curve”.
Ibec calls for halving of two metre social distance rule (Business Post)
Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Support Hub
Government Buildings, Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Arriving for a coronavirus crisis meeting were from top: Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland; General Secretary of ICTU Patricia King; Director General Construction Federation Tom Parlon and Chief Executive of IBEC Danny McCoy.
Employers’ body Ibec has urged the Government to introduce an emergency social welfare payment from the first day of absence for a period of two weeks to address difficulties arising from the Covid-19 virus.Coronasummit
Under current social protection rules, workers who fall ill or self-isolate on medical advice may be entitled to Illness Benefit subject to having enough PRSI contributions.
Ibec calls for new emergency social insurance measures to support workers hit by Covid-19 (RTÉ)
Growth of 6.1 per cent would make Ireland the fastest growing economy in Europe this year “paving the way for income tax cuts in next week’s Budget”.
Champagne sparkling wine*
Not so fast.
Via the IMF:
“In its flagship World Economic Outlook report, the Washington-based body cut its expectations for global growth to 3.3 percent this year and 3.8 percent next year. The IMF in July had expected economic growth of 3.4 percent in 2014 and 4 percent in 2015. The IMF has now cut its current-year growth forecasts nine out of 12 times in the last three years as it consistently overestimated how quickly richer countries would be able to pull free from high debt and unemployment in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2007-2009″.
IBEC Must Have SA Different Crystal Ball (Gfmurphy101)
IBEC Predicts Spectacular Growth Of 6.1 Per Cent (RTÉ)
Thanks Ger Murphy