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14th – 21st June

ISME featured in the media


RTE, 14/06/19
ISME urges precautionary measures for tougher times
The Irish SME Association has called on Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to take precautionary measures against more difficult times ahead in Budget 2020.
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BreakingNews.ie, 14/06/19
Call for action on tax appeal backlog 
The tax appeals system is too congested and must be simplified in order for citizens to avoid prohibitive extra costs in interest while their cases remain unheard, the Law Society has claimed.
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The Times, 16/06/19
Stress nation: survey shows Irish increasingly overwhelmed by work
More than one in five Irish employees have lost sleep worrying about issues at work, and almost twice as many have experienced workplace stress or anxiety at some point in their working lives…
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The Irish Times, 17/06/19
Allow workers to pay 20% tax on incomes of up to €58,306 – ISME
Cut the top rate of VAT to 21 per cent, reform commercial rates, reduce public spending and allow workers to earn more at the standard rate of personal tax, are just some of the measures business lobby group ISME wants the Government to consider in Budget 2020.
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The Times, 18/06/19
‘Start marginal tax rate at €60,000’ 
ISME, a lobby organisation that represents thousands of small and medium-sized businesses across Ireland, said in its pre-budget submission that Ireland’s marginal tax rates discouraged personal advancement and upskilling.
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RTE, 18/06/19
Cabinet to hear proposal for perjury sentences and fines 
People found guilty of perjury could face ten years in prison and a fine of up to €100,000 under proposals to be e examined by the Cabinet.
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Kildare FM, 18/06/19
ISME CEO Neil McDonnell joined Clem Ryan on Kildare Today to discuss tax on incomes in #Budget2020.
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LM FM, 19/06/19
ISME CEO Neil McDonnell joined The Michael Reade Show on 95.8 LM FM to discuss government’s plan to tackle insurance fraud.
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Newstalk, 20/06/19
ISME CEO Neil McDonnell, along with Jobs.ie GM Christopher Paye discussed paternity leave with The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk.
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Director asked sales rep was she planning on having more children 
A sales representative has been awarded €6,000 over discriminatory remarks a director of a med tech company made to her, with the complainant outlining other disparaging remarks he made while she was on a business trip in Dubai.
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Employer faces €20,000 bill over ‘capricious and vindictive’ office manager
A senior UK-based director has been criticised by an Adjudication Officer over his failure to intervene in support of a buying manager, who was caught up in a toxic relationship with the office manager at the company’s Irish base.
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Adjudicator finds lack of legal rep did not compromise process
A formal Civil Servant’s claim for unfair dismissal over his involvement in the sale of contraband cigarettes has been rejected by the WRC.
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