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#ISME

# isme - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?
# Bank Holliers
# Bank Holliers

Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?

Jan 20th 2022, 3:57 PM 45,791 Views 20 Comments

For the vast bulk of workers within the State, a new public holiday will entitle them to an extra day’s paid leave.

# isme - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
# Omicron
# Omicron

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 5:20 PM 66,916 Views 147 Comments
  • All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
  • There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
  • The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions

# isme - Friday 30 October, 2020

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?
# Essential Or Non-essential
# Essential Or Non-essential

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?

Oct 30th 2020, 11:00 AM 82,495 Views 122 Comments

What penalties are in place for businesses that break the rules?

# isme - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Legal test case to be taken against the Irish government over the way private pensions are taxed
# Equality
# Equality

Legal test case to be taken against the Irish government over the way private pensions are taxed

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:46 PM 50,344 Views 16 Comments

Chairman Ross McCarthy says ISME is taking the action to solve “inequality” between public and private pensions.

# isme - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Ibec urges government to change social distancing requirement to one metre
# Social Distancing
# Social Distancing

Ibec urges government to change social distancing requirement to one metre

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 2:36 PM 19,728 Views 56 Comments

Business group representatives have met the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee today.

# isme - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans
# ISME
# ISME

Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans

May 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,702 Views 24 Comments

Some €2 billion has been promised to SMEs through credit guarantee scheme.

# isme - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Calls to push ahead with capping insurance payouts as government criticised for taking too long to act
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Calls to push ahead with capping insurance payouts as government criticised for taking too long to act

Oct 19th 2019, 9:30 AM 12,684 Views 43 Comments

ISME boss says a referendum is not needed on payouts and calls for action before businesses close down.

# isme - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland?

Jun 26th 2019, 8:30 PM 23,998 Views 41 Comments

Proponents say there are a wide range of benefits to the idea – but not everyone is convinced.

# isme - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'Shockingly low' number of smaller businesses helped by Brexit scheme
# Hard Brexit
# Hard Brexit

'Shockingly low' number of smaller businesses helped by Brexit scheme

Jul 29th 2018, 6:30 PM 10,259 Views 12 Comments

The Brexit Loan Scheme aims to minimise the impact Britain leaving the EU will have on businesses.

# isme - Saturday 3 March, 2018

'Simply a cop-out': Should businesses be forced to shut during a red alert warning?
# Dangerous
# Dangerous

'Simply a cop-out': Should businesses be forced to shut during a red alert warning?

Mar 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 40,940 Views 69 Comments

People were being urged to stay indoors, but business groups say it should be up to individual employers whether to close.

# isme - Monday 15 August, 2016

Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners
# Crime
# Crime

Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners

Aug 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,051 Views 17 Comments

The latest national survey finds a quarter of businesses were impacted by crime last year.

# isme - Monday 8 August, 2016

Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed
# Benefits
# Benefits

Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed

Aug 8th 2016, 12:26 PM 17,575 Views 64 Comments

However, the head of ISME says the government needs to show some leadership on the issue.

# isme - Monday 4 January, 2016

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage
# Surprise
# Surprise

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

Jan 4th 2016, 6:10 AM 24,267 Views 74 Comments

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

# isme - Monday 17 August, 2015

More members of staff are stealing from their employers
# Crime Survey
# Crime Survey

More members of staff are stealing from their employers

Aug 17th 2015, 3:05 PM 18,116 Views 14 Comments

The most common crime reported by businesses was burglary.

# isme - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...
# Counting Pennies
# Counting Pennies

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...

Mar 18th 2015, 5:58 PM 17,232 Views 31 Comments

Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?

# isme - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%

Mar 4th 2015, 8:25 PM 21,151 Views 166 Comments

The live register hasn’t seen figures this low since February 2009

# isme - Monday 23 February, 2015

Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business
# Positive Waves
# Positive Waves

Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business

Feb 23rd 2015, 6:28 PM 13,711 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s guarantee scheme for small companies is being extended, while crowd-sourcers LinkedFinance announced a new €250 million SME loan fund

# isme - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Eircom slammed for 'excessive' and 'opportunistic' price rises
# Ouch
# Ouch

Eircom slammed for 'excessive' and 'opportunistic' price rises

Jan 14th 2015, 5:25 PM 27,983 Views 83 Comments

Fees will be nearly €100 a year higher for some residential customers.

# isme - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Poll: Should teachers be banned from going on strike?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should teachers be banned from going on strike?

Jan 13th 2015, 9:18 AM 20,484 Views 102 Comments

Second level teachers are set to stage another day of strike action later this month.

# isme - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year
# ISME
# ISME

Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year

Jan 4th 2015, 7:45 AM 7,385 Views 10 Comments

This follows an IBEC survey earlier in the week suggesting a 2% wage hike across

# isme - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Organised gangs are flying into Dublin to shoplift your belongings this Christmas
# Christmas Crime
# Christmas Crime

Organised gangs are flying into Dublin to shoplift your belongings this Christmas

Dec 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 13,854 Views 36 Comments

Retailers want courts to crack down harder on shoplifting.

# isme - Friday 12 December, 2014

Ireland needs more backers to get 'skin in the game' for business to grow
# Angel Investors
# Angel Investors

Ireland needs more backers to get 'skin in the game' for business to grow

Dec 12th 2014, 4:53 PM 6,049 Views 10 Comments

Owner-operators are far too dependent on banks for finance… and it’s getting worse.

# isme - Friday 5 December, 2014

Business Poll: So this year's coming to a close - but how is 2015 looking?
# Business Poll
# Business Poll

Business Poll: So this year's coming to a close - but how is 2015 looking?

Dec 5th 2014, 8:25 AM 9,532 Views 10 Comments

Is it going to be a bumper year or is trade still in the doldrums?

# isme - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Ireland's economy might be picking up, but workers' earnings are still going backwards
# Not A Good Little Earner
# Not A Good Little Earner

Ireland's economy might be picking up, but workers' earnings are still going backwards

Nov 25th 2014, 12:53 PM 9,748 Views 53 Comments

Workers in the public sector get nearly 50% more on average than those in private companies.

# isme - Friday 31 October, 2014

SMEs will soon to able to access €800m from Ireland's newest bank
# Sbci
# Sbci

SMEs will soon to able to access €800m from Ireland's newest bank

Oct 31st 2014, 7:35 PM 7,976 Views 12 Comments

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland is hoped to be up and running by the end of the year.

# isme - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things
# Motor-vated
# Motor-vated

Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things

Oct 29th 2014, 4:25 PM 10,027 Views 10 Comments

Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.

# isme - Monday 27 October, 2014

'Sack the gobshites'... And a few other things one entrepreneur has worked out so far
# Gobshite-free Zone
# Gobshite-free Zone

'Sack the gobshites'... And a few other things one entrepreneur has worked out so far

Oct 27th 2014, 8:45 AM 18,249 Views 25 Comments

Business advice, Jerry Kennelly style.

# isme - Friday 24 October, 2014

There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with 'Mickey Mouse courses'
# In Disneyland
# In Disneyland

There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with 'Mickey Mouse courses'

Oct 24th 2014, 4:14 PM 25,869 Views 46 Comments

Why one Irish entrepreneur hired staff from India, Portugal and Sweden over local workers.

# isme - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Is Ireland really 'the best small country in the world in which to do business'?
# The Money Trail
# The Money Trail

Is Ireland really 'the best small country in the world in which to do business'?

Oct 18th 2014, 10:30 AM 9,497 Views 35 Comments

These are the bills which are making it hard for owner-operators to compete in the global market.

# isme - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters
# Budget... Meh
# Budget... Meh

'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters

Oct 14th 2014, 6:15 PM 5,388 Views 22 Comments

The self-employed are still paying more tax than everyone else.

# isme - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told

Oct 1st 2014, 3:20 PM 4,534 Views 3 Comments

Owner-operators should have their costs cut in the budget to create long-term jobs, ISME says.

# isme - Monday 29 September, 2014

The government's 'charade' on late-payment laws is hurting small business
# Cough Up
# Cough Up

The government's 'charade' on late-payment laws is hurting small business

Sep 29th 2014, 9:07 AM 4,474 Views 4 Comments

A quarter of SMEs are waiting more than 3 months to get paid and the problem is costing jobs, ISME says.

# isme - Friday 5 September, 2014

SMEs dipping back into loans from 'bailed-out banks'
# Falling Debt
# Falling Debt

SMEs dipping back into loans from 'bailed-out banks'

Sep 5th 2014, 3:28 PM 5,641 Views 6 Comments

But total borrowings for small business are still headed south.

# isme - Monday 25 August, 2014

Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs
# Tackling Debt
# Tackling Debt

Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs

Aug 25th 2014, 3:00 PM 5,124 Views 3 Comments

ISME is to run a series of free advice sessions for struggling business owners.

# isme - 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 8,799 Views 4 Comments

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

# isme - 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 6,284 Views 15 Comments

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

# isme - Monday 11 August, 2014

Business owners aren't reporting crimes because they don't trust the legal system
# Criminal
# Criminal

Business owners aren't reporting crimes because they don't trust the legal system

Aug 11th 2014, 2:58 PM 9,141 Views 41 Comments

Almost one in five owners don’t report crimes, a survey has found.

# isme - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Foreign multinationals are thriving while Irish businesses go to the wall - ISME
# Different Fortunes
# Different Fortunes

Foreign multinationals are thriving while Irish businesses go to the wall - ISME

Aug 7th 2014, 4:25 PM 9,451 Views 29 Comments

The small business association has lashed out against Government “complacency”.

# isme - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness
# SME
# SME

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness

Jul 29th 2014, 4:27 PM 3,527 Views 6 Comments

ISME also says keeping the 12.5% corporation tax is essential to the recovery.

# isme - Monday 28 July, 2014

Consumers still 'afraid to spend' in climate of uncertainty
# Shadow Economy
# Shadow Economy

Consumers still 'afraid to spend' in climate of uncertainty

Jul 28th 2014, 2:30 PM 4,521 Views 27 Comments

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association have hit out at a number of government policies impeding customer spending.

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