Sunday February 23, 2020

Business leaders appeal for calm in wake of election

Companies should reflect positively on the change that the electorate has demanded, says head of Ibec

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
12th February, 2020
Francesca McDonagh, Bank of Ireland’s chief executive, said: “Ireland is facing, in our opinion, not rebellion, but accelerated change.”

Leading business lobbyists and the head of Bank of Ireland have moved to quell panic about the economy after the general election.

Following the surge in support for Sinn Féin, there have been warnings that policies backed by left-leaning parties could scare away international investment

Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec, previously said that some of Sinn Féin’s proposals, although not directly targeted at business, were “reckless”. The lobby group also singled out...

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