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08th – 12th July

ISME featured in the media


Bloomberg, 08/07/19
Facing Economic Disaster, Irish Business Stands Firm on Brexit
A no-deal Brexit would be an economic catastrophe for Ireland that would crush exporters, business leaders say. Yet they remain prepared to jump off the cliff with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar if he asks them.
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Insurance reform in the media


The Irish Examiner, 09/07/19
Committee hears insurance sector may provide resources to gardaí investigating insurance fraud
Insurance companies may be asked to provide financial support to help fund investigations into fraudulent claims.
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The Offaly Express, 10/07/19
Cowan slams insurance costs ‘crippling’ hospitality industry
Fianna Fáil TD for Offaly, Barry Cowen, has criticised the Government for their lack of action on tackling the rising costs of insurance.
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SportIreland.ie, 10/07/19
Irelands sports organisations call for urgent reform of the insurance sector 
Sport Ireland and Federation of Irish Sport are latest members to join the Alliance for Insurance Reform in fight against crippling insurance costs.
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The Irish Times, 11/07/19
The Irish Times view on insurance costs: the figures don’t add up
Insurance reform has been on the agenda since the early 2000s but the various parties keep looking elsewhere to lay blame.
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The Independent, 11/07/19
Sports bodies say clubs are cutting activities due to the ‘devastating’ insurance cost crisis
The leading sports bodies in the State have warned that sports activities are being curtailed due to the escalating insurance crisis.
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Donegal Daily, 11/07/19
Pearse Doherty making progress on radical insurance reform
A new bill which will reform insurance contracts in favour of the consumer has been brought a step forward today.
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Connaught Telegraph 11/07/19
Moves to tackle crippling insurance costs makes decisive breakthrough
The passage of the Judicial Council Bill is a major milestone in ongoing work to reduce the cost of insurance, Mayo FG general election candidate Alan Dillon has said.
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BreakingNews.ie, 12/07/19
Sport participation opportunities being blocked by rising insurance costs – Sport Ireland
Sport Ireland says opportunities to participate in sport and outdoor activities are being blocked by the rising cost of insurance. The cost of premiums is increasing sharply, and many smaller operators simply can not afford them.
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ICTU look to the EU to overrule the Supreme Court’s ruling on Trade Union representation.

Establish ‘right to bargain’ in Irish law via EU directive – Congress
The Irish Congress of Trade Union’s new policy on collective bargaining – launched last week by general secretary Patricia King – focuses on the adoption of a new EU Directive to harmonise the laws of EU member States to “establish the right to bargain in Irish Law”
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Constructive Dismissal Cases

‘Harangued’ and ‘unwanted’ inspector loses constructive dismissal action
In rejecting a claim for constructive dismissal brought by a long-serving inspector manager against a healthcare organisation, a WRC adjudicator has made clear the high bar that must be surmounted by employees bringing such claims.
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Community service information officer loses ‘resignation’ award
A constructive dismissal award by the WRC for a former information officer of a community employment service has been overturned by the Labour Court.
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Gender Discrimination

Worker claimed having to work with men was gender discrimination
A gender, age and race claim against Boston Scientific by one of its employees has failed at the WRC, with the adjudicator finding the core of the worker’s grievances fell under an IR remit
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