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03 – 09 August

ISME featured in the media


Insurance News Net, 07/08/19
Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association Welcomes Taoiseach’s Ultimatum to Insurers 
DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 6 — The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association issued the following news release
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Insurance reform in the media


The Irish Sun, 04/08/19
Premium Warning Leo Varadkar warns insurance companies to lower premiums or Government may take action
LEO Varadkar has given Ireland’s insurance companies six months to bring down their premium prices. Over the past year a number of businesses have been forced to close as sky high insurance premiums caused them to go broke.
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The Sunday Times, 04/08/19
Suite goodbye from AIG as insurer pulls out of hotel sector
Insurance giant AIG will no longer provide public liability cover for the hotel sector from next year, leaving up to 50 hotels at risk of being left without insurance.The move will add to a growing sense of crisis within the hospitality and leisure industries, which have been hit by an exodus of insurance providers sparked by high claims costs.
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The Irish Times, 06/08/19
Endurance sports at risk over rising insurance costs
The future of triathlons and other endurance sports in Ireland could be at risk as a result of rising insurance premiums, the sport’s governing body has said. Triathlon Ireland said its insurance premium had almost doubled from €56,000 in 2018 to €103,000 this year.
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Independent, 07/08/19
Soaring insurance costs forcing agri-tourism businesses to shut up shop
Soaring insurance premiums are leading to the closure of agri-tourism businesses and forcing country shows and festivals to look for public support to finance their insurance cover. Killinkere Visitor and Pet Farm in Lisnagirl, Co Longford, closed its doors in May as owner and farmer Paddy O’Reilly said its insurance premium had doubled and had become “unaffordable”.
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Dundalk Democrat, 07/08/19
Sinn Féin and Dundalk business call on Minister to curb insurance threat to Louth jobs
Yesterday the owners of Pelican Promotions, Mandy Fee and Shane Mc Bride, brought their insurance coverage fight to Minister of State Michael D’Arcy – just days before their company could be forced to close due to the fact that there are no insurance companies in operating in Ireland to renew their policy.
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Supreme Court overturns major ‘reasonable accommodation’ decision
The Supreme Court has remitted back to the Labour Court the case of Nano Nagle School v Daly – one of the most significant and long-running employment law cases in recent times.
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Solicitor fails to halt redundancy in Court of Appeal decision 
A former solicitor of the ByrneWallace has failed in a further bid to prevent his redundancy dismissal from the law firm, after unsuccessfully seeking an injunction at the High Court in 2017.
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Worker “more than capable” of tending to responsibilities is entitled to upgrade
A public service health manager, working for almost eight years in an acting-up capacity, is entitled to regularisation at the end of her current contact, “unless a permanent appointment via an open competition is made prior to that date”, a WRC adjudication officer has found.
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