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The Press Association: IBEC Business group backs Lisbon Treaty

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IBEC Business group backs Lisbon Treaty

Business body Ibec has became the latest group to back the Lisbon Treaty claiming a 'Yes' vote in the upcoming referendum would boost the economy and create jobs. The organization, which represents 7,000 employers nationwide, said it would also attract investment and protect the country's business interests.

"The treaty will ensure that key national interests are protected," said Ibec's Director of EU and International Affairs Brendan Butler. "Our ability to set our own tax policy is guaranteed along with arrangements concerning foreign direct investment. This means that Ireland will remain among one of the most attractive places in the world to invest."

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