Tuesday 25 April 2017

It's high time that dinosaur known as Ibec became extinct

SECRET SALARY: Ibec accounts don’t reveal how much chief executive Danny McCoy is paid or why they spend €2,000 a week on public relations even though they have a press office
SECRET SALARY: Ibec accounts don’t reveal how much chief executive Danny McCoy is paid or why they spend €2,000 a week on public relations even though they have a press office

Shane Ross

In prehistoric days, the dinosaurs were dangerous. Today's dinosaurs are confined to museums or to the odd guest appearance in Scotland's Loch Ness. Or to the stage.

And then there is Ibec. The Employers' Group (the Irish Business and Employers Confederation) has a neck of brass that would make its prehistoric predecessors blush.

Yet there it was, a headline in the Irish Times; front page of the paper of record claiming that "Ibec calls for teachers to be trained in 'entrepreneurial thinking'".

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