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11- 20th July

ISME featured in the media


Limerick Live 95FM, 11/07/19
John Barry MSS The HR People spoke with The Breakfast Show Limerick Live 95FM on the increase of the living wage.


The Irish Examiner, 13/07/19
Government makes pledge over new start for Irish small firms
A Government pledge for a new start in the way it treats Irish small firms has been welcomed by business groups as it prepares to unveil in the autumn a new policy for SMEs under the auspices of the OECD.
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The Independent, 19/07/19
Hard Brexit to put duty-free shops back in business
Consumers will make trips to the UK purely to buy duty-free alcohol and cigarettes on their return if there is a no-deal Brexit, Government experts fear.
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Insurance reform in the media


The Independent, 14/07/19
‘Urgent need’ to combat Ireland’s insurance crisis 
A bruised thumb sustained in a fall at work which heals completely within days can still result in an average insurance payout of €17,000 in Ireland.


The Journal.ie, 15/07/19
The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?
It’s not every day that a video of a politician talking about insurance at an Oireachtas committee goes viral. You’ve likely seen the clip of Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty grilling insurance company bosses. Its virality has prompted more people to look at their insurance premiums and ask: Why do they keep going up, and up, and up?




Garden products sales worker wins compensation over resignation
A former sales executive of a garden products supplier has been awarded €25,000 for constructive dismissal, after he was reprimanded over his attire and was subsequently denied payment for his attendance at a trade show
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Landmark ruling upholds restrictions on employees
On July 3, the UK Supreme Court gave its long-awaited judgement in Tillman v Egon Zehnder, a major decision on employment non-compete clauses. In this article, Donal Hamilton* of McCann Fitzgerald explores this landmark case and what it means for employers
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Reinstatement for Luas driver dismissed after investigator found he drove wife’s taxi
While finding no fault with the procedures adopted by Transdev during a disciplinary process involving a tram driver, the Labour Court – ordering his re-engagement – did not accept that his summary dismissal was the response of “reasonable employer”.
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