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Small businesses being 'thrown to the wolves' by late payments - ISME
# Recession
# Recession

Small businesses being 'thrown to the wolves' by late payments - ISME

Mar 26th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,822 Views 2 Comments

A survey of small businesses found it takes an average of 71 days to receive payment – and ISME is blaming big businesses and government agencies.

Half of SME applications for bank loans refused in last quarter – report
# Lending
# Lending

Half of SME applications for bank loans refused in last quarter – report

Mar 12th 2012, 8:41 AM 92 Views 0 Comments

A new ISME survey says that although more companies are seeking credit, lenders are still reluctant to put up their cash.

Ireland above EU average for innovation - study
# Innovation
# Innovation

Ireland above EU average for innovation - study

Feb 9th 2012, 10:03 PM 2,918 Views 12 Comments

A Europe-wide study rated us highly for research and skills – but noted a lack of financial support for innovative products.

Number on Live Register falls by 0.7 per cent in January
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Number on Live Register falls by 0.7 per cent in January

Feb 1st 2012, 11:55 AM 1,230 Views 19 Comments

Unemployment dipped from 14.3 per cent to 14.2 per cent last month as a total of 439,589 people signed on in.

Mandatory sick pay "will lead to job losses and absenteeism"
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Mandatory sick pay "will lead to job losses and absenteeism"

Jan 23rd 2012, 12:44 PM 3,415 Views 10 Comments

That is according to the business owners who took part in a survey for ISME, who said that mandatory sick pay of four weeks will have a “disastrous effect” on businesses.

Could Ireland move to the same time zone as central Europe?
# One Hour Ahead
# One Hour Ahead

Could Ireland move to the same time zone as central Europe?

Dec 11th 2011, 1:16 PM 6,378 Views 51 Comments

No, it’s not part of the EU deal – but the Department of Enterprise has said there would be ‘definite benefits’ to joining France and Germany an hour ahead…

Brendan Howlin cuts call was "shot across the bow"
# Brendan Howlin
# Brendan Howlin

Brendan Howlin cuts call was "shot across the bow"

Sep 1st 2011, 11:40 AM 504 Views 13 Comments

Michael Noonan plays down Minister for Public Expenditure’s demand for 20 per cent cut across Government departments.

Online sales affected by poor broadband quality in Ireland
# Broadband
# Broadband

Online sales affected by poor broadband quality in Ireland

Aug 22nd 2011, 9:52 AM 433 Views 8 Comments

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association is calling on the government to do more.

Culture of nixers drives Ireland's black economy says ISME
# Nixers
# Nixers

Culture of nixers drives Ireland's black economy says ISME

Jun 27th 2011, 7:54 AM 1,354 Views 20 Comments

The body representing small and medium businesses says the state could be losing as much as €5 billion per year.

Small businesses report more difficulty in securing bank credit
# Credit
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# Credit

Small businesses report more difficulty in securing bank credit

Mar 14th 2011, 2:26 PM 196 Views 0 Comments

A huge 48 per cent of small firms are finding it difficult to access credit from banks, according to the business group Isme.

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME
# Maternity
# Maternity

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME

Oct 20th 2010, 4:48 PM 1,190 Views 0 Comments

Mark Fielding has apologised for his comments concerning the employment prospects of young women under new proposed maternity -leave laws.