Ibec is marking the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement with a new campaign ‘For Peace and Prosperity’. The campaign illustrates the pivotal role that business has played in perpetuating peace and prosperity on the island.
Its aim is to facilitate a reflective, thoughtful and inclusive conversation on the positive economic impact of the Agreement. The campaign highlights how the stability brought about by the Agreement has enhanced the economies of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the all-island embedding stability and economic success in a new totality of relationships.
Danny McCoy, CEO at Ibec, introduces the latest campaign from Ibec: For Peace + Prosperity which illustrates the role that business has played in perpetuating peace and prosperity on both the island of Ireland and Britain.
Mary Harney, former Táiniste and first female Minister for Trade speaks about the formation of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and it’s lasting legacy.
For Peace + Prosperity Stories
See the positive impact of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement brought to life by representatives from different industries that have benefitted greatly from peace and prosperity on the island.
The Single Electricity Market
Collaboration enables greater economies that is more attractive to investors.
The Titanic Belfast
Tourism is a crucially important sector for the economies of both Northern Ireland.
Fergal O’Brien, Executive Director of Lobbying and Influence at Ibec on the economic and social benefits of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.
George Higginson, Director Northern Ireland, Partnerships and Mortgages at Bank of Ireland speaks about the lasting legacy of the agreement and its impact on Bank of Ireland.
Eibhlin Mulroe speaks about the impact of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement on co-operation for all island cancer trials.
Jill Macauley, Chair of the Ulster Unionist Party and businesswoman speaks about her lived experience of the impact of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.
Anne Heraty, Founder and former CEO of Cpl Resources speaks about the impact of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement on the all-island labour market and expansion of Cpl Resources during the early 2000’s.
Gerry Shirren from Cartoon Saloon and Fionnuala Dean from Dog Ear speak about the long standing cross border relationship that ultimately lead to a collaboration on Puffin Rock, a children’s Netflix series narrated by Chris O’Dowd.
Paul O’Toole, former General Manager of Bord Failte and former Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, speaks about the importance of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and the role it has played in creating an all-island tourism offering.
Architects and Advocates: Bertie Ahern & Alastair Campbell
Ibec CEO Danny McCoy is joined by two important architects and advocates of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.
An Ibec report examining the impact of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement on business cooperation and prosperity on the island of Ireland.