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#Downside

# downside - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

There's a major downside to jailbreaking your iPhone (if you're thinking about it)
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

There's a major downside to jailbreaking your iPhone (if you're thinking about it)

Sep 1st 2015, 9:16 AM 17,277 Views 21 Comments

It leaves your device vulnerable to malware as more than 225,000 users found out recently.

# downside - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Samsung defends Note 4 screen gap, saying it's a feature, not a flaw
# Don't Mind The Gap
# Don't Mind The Gap

Samsung defends Note 4 screen gap, saying it's a feature, not a flaw

Oct 1st 2014, 3:32 PM 21,117 Views 22 Comments

The company insisted the gap was a part of the phone’s design and doesn’t affect its “functionality or quality”

# downside - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Not playing around - parents vent their rage as Smyths Toys cancels orders
# Read The Fine Print
# Read The Fine Print

Not playing around - parents vent their rage as Smyths Toys cancels orders

Sep 30th 2014, 2:56 PM 50,008 Views 26 Comments

But the company says the problem only came from customers trying to cash in on multiple discount vouchers.

# downside - Monday 18 August, 2014

'Increasingly sophisticated' scams on the rise, warns ISME
# Fraud Squad
# Fraud Squad

'Increasingly sophisticated' scams on the rise, warns ISME

Aug 18th 2014, 2:13 PM 8,787 Views 4 Comments

Business owners are being warned of ‘new and ingenious’ methods of defrauding them.

Drop in performance leaves just 30% of small businesses in 'growth mode'
# Growing Pains
# Growing Pains

Drop in performance leaves just 30% of small businesses in 'growth mode'

Aug 18th 2014, 10:26 AM 4,005 Views 13 Comments

InterTradeIreland says that growth isn’t widespread, despite signs of recovery.

# downside - Friday 15 August, 2014

'Great sadness' as Waterford's Red Kettle Theatre Company closes
# Arts Funding
# Arts Funding

'Great sadness' as Waterford's Red Kettle Theatre Company closes

Aug 15th 2014, 10:35 AM 8,283 Views 15 Comments

There will be several job losses as a result of the closure.

# downside - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Enterprise culture "lacking" in Irish schools
# Business Studies
# Business Studies

Enterprise culture "lacking" in Irish schools

Aug 13th 2014, 4:13 PM 6,270 Views 15 Comments

ISME says students are encouraged to look for a job, not start a business.

# downside - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007
# Closing Time
# Closing Time

More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007

Jul 15th 2014, 6:30 PM 18,239 Views 100 Comments

And it’s all about tax, say industry chiefs.

# downside - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

The OECD says lending to small business 'plummeted' by 77% during bust
# Loan Rangers
# Loan Rangers

The OECD says lending to small business 'plummeted' by 77% during bust

Jul 8th 2014, 12:28 PM 2,650 Views 6 Comments

The segment is still struggling to access finance as loan volumes decrease, according to the report.

# downside - Monday 7 July, 2014

Small business satisfaction with Government on the slide
# Can't Get No
# Can't Get No

Small business satisfaction with Government on the slide

Jul 7th 2014, 6:31 PM 4,827 Views 5 Comments

The economy may be on the way back, but small businesses are still hurting according to ISME.

# downside - Friday 27 June, 2014

Retailers struggle with costs despite 6.2% sales bump this year
# Shopping Not Dropping
# Shopping Not Dropping

Retailers struggle with costs despite 6.2% sales bump this year

Jun 27th 2014, 12:50 PM 3,972 Views 10 Comments

Despite a fourth straight quarter of growth, ISME warned that shop-owners are still under pressure

# downside - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Over 40% of SME loans are in arrears
# It's Business Time
# It's Business Time

Over 40% of SME loans are in arrears

Jun 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 3,157 Views 2 Comments

A new Central Bank report found that there has been “no discernible upward trend” in lending to SMEs.

# downside - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'Disbelief' as staff locked out of plant in Carlow
# In Limbo
# In Limbo

'Disbelief' as staff locked out of plant in Carlow

Jun 19th 2014, 6:59 PM 27,455 Views 56 Comments

The company’s 160 staff were given no indication before this morning that their jobs were at risk and receivers have now been appointed.

# downside - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

The recession claimed 15% of Irish businesses
# Closing Up Shop
# Closing Up Shop

The recession claimed 15% of Irish businesses

Jun 18th 2014, 12:43 PM 4,732 Views 9 Comments

Despite this, Irish people still started up more companies in 2012 than in 2008.

# downside - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Clerys boss: 'O'Connell street is a very cold environment'
# Capital Problem
# Capital Problem

Clerys boss: 'O'Connell street is a very cold environment'

Jun 17th 2014, 3:55 PM 28,224 Views 88 Comments

The Jobs Committee was told that Dublin’s main thoroughfare is dangerous and dirty, giving retailers little chance.

Central Bank issues warning on crowdfunding regulation
# Regulation Stations
# Regulation Stations

Central Bank issues warning on crowdfunding regulation

Jun 17th 2014, 12:07 PM 5,629 Views 10 Comments

Dame Street wants consumers to be on their guard, but the industry says it wants to be regulated.

# downside - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Councils warned not to pass property tax burden onto local businesses
# Passing The Buck
# Passing The Buck

Councils warned not to pass property tax burden onto local businesses

Jun 10th 2014, 5:19 PM 6,974 Views 41 Comments

Chambers Ireland issue the call after a Sinn Fein motion in Cork to cut the local property tax.

Think you're in debt? Try being an Irish hotel, they collectively owe €5.3bn
# Cashflow
# Cashflow

Think you're in debt? Try being an Irish hotel, they collectively owe €5.3bn

Jun 10th 2014, 10:07 AM 10,737 Views 30 Comments

And it’s stopping them renovating.

# downside - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Here's why hotels are Ireland's most indebted small businesses
# Hotel Deals
# Hotel Deals

Here's why hotels are Ireland's most indebted small businesses

Jun 5th 2014, 5:19 PM 20,516 Views 13 Comments

When it comes to debt, many Irish hotels beat off all comers.

# downside - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Small businesses believe upturn is 'fragile'
# Handle With Care
# Handle With Care

Small businesses believe upturn is 'fragile'

Jun 3rd 2014, 6:21 PM 5,561 Views 11 Comments

SMEs are holding off on expansion until they feel more positive about the upturn, a new survey has found.

SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in 'survival mode'
# No Derailment
# No Derailment

SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in 'survival mode'

Jun 3rd 2014, 12:55 PM 3,150 Views 2 Comments

The EU Commission report found that lending to SMEs still remains weak.

The funding 'hunger march': over half of companies refused bank credit
# SMEs
# SMEs

The funding 'hunger march': over half of companies refused bank credit

Jun 3rd 2014, 10:14 AM 4,581 Views 15 Comments

Banks are ‘sugar-coating’ the acceptance figures, while the Government watches on, ISME said.

# downside - Monday 2 June, 2014

61% of independent off-licences will sack staff if excise duty rises
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

61% of independent off-licences will sack staff if excise duty rises

Jun 2nd 2014, 11:52 AM 9,094 Views 50 Comments

Just 7 per cent of these businesses said they have managed to maintain pre-Budget 2014 sales volumes.

# downside - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Ireland's most shuttered main street is...
# Shuttered Ireland
# Shuttered Ireland

Ireland's most shuttered main street is...

May 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 49,314 Views 51 Comments

Vacancy rates in Ireland could be combated by more pro-active local authorities, Retail Ireland has said.

# downside - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Sunshine causes problems for Ireland's water supply
# Downside
# Downside

Sunshine causes problems for Ireland's water supply

Jul 10th 2013, 10:50 AM 10,832 Views 41 Comments

Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture has issued a warning about heat stress on farm animals and called for increased cull rates to minimise queuing times at abattoirs.