Family businesses gives cautious welcome to July Stimulus Package

“The scale of the challenge facing family businesses across the country requires bold action”, says John McGrane of the Family Business Network   The organisation representing Irish family-owned businesses has given a cautious welcome to [...]

FBN July Stimulus Package

The Family Business Network of Ireland have made a submission to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment on their forthcoming July Stimulus Package. We are recommending that the Irish Government implement a wide-ranging [...]

Response to COVID-19 Support Package

Coverage Report 7 May 2020

Family businesses welcome the Government’s Emergency Measures on Covid-19.

“Today’s measures are a welcome further step; businesses and employees will appreciate clarity on what they can continue to do and financial support for what they can’t.” 24 March 2020 – The Family Business Network [...]

Member Update: Covid-19: 24 March 2020

Executive Director John McGrane providing our members with an update on the Covid-19 situation.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Business Supports

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Business Supports Please see below a list of information, advice and supports from Government and Industry to support businesses in coping with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This is a dynamic list that will [...]

An Update for our Member Families from the Family Business Network

We know that Family-owned businesses have had to react and adapt quickly to the threat with very little line of sight in preparing for staff working remotely and implementing measures in the workplace to protect [...]

FBN Ireland Entrepreneur Relief Consultation Submission

FBN Ireland participated in a Public Consultation with the Department of Finance on CGT Entrepreneur Relief . Please find our Entrepreneur Relief Consultation Submission document below.    

FBN Ireland KEEP Consultation Submission

FBN Ireland participated in a Public Consultation with the Department of Finance on the Key Employee Engagement Programme (KEEP). Please find our KEEP Consultation Submission document below.  

Pre-Budget Submission from FBN Ireland, PwC and DCU Centre for Family Business

In recent one-to-one discussions with members and when we’ve spoken at events, many of our members raised concern about the treatment of Family Business within the Irish Tax Code – and, in particular, how the [...]


Director General, Yve O’Driscoll: “Today’s approval is very welcome. It is only right that the benefits of the fair deal scheme be extended to those who have spent their lives providing jobs and contributing to [...]

Perspectives on Family Business from the 10th Generation

FBN Ireland were delighted to host its members and guests for an presentation given by Charlie Field, Deputy Chairman, C P J Field & Company, kindly sponsored by PwC, last Thursday 21 March, in PwC's very [...]

Family Charters

FBN Ireland were delighted to host its members and guests for an address given by Michael Walsh, CEO of Woodford Capital and President of FBN-I, on the subject of the developments and implementation of Family [...]

Managing Shares: To Prune or Not to Prune

Yve O'Driscoll, Director General and John McGrane, Executive Director, were delighted to welcome Paddy Walker, MD of J Leon & Company, to Dublin on 27th September 2018. Paddy joined members and guests of FBN Ireland [...]