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19 – 25 October

ISME featured in the media


The Journal.ie, 19/10/19
Calls to push ahead with capping insurance payouts as government criticised for taking too long to act
ISME boss says a referendum is not needed on payouts and calls for action before businesses close down.The Government must  press ahead with capping the level of insurance pay outs for personal injury claims, according to ISME boss Neil McDonnell.
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The Sunday Business Post, 20/10/19
SMEs fighting the good fight against economic uncertainty
Dismiss ISME and its endeavours as neo-liberal at your peril, writes Siobhán Maguire. This year’s ISME Annual Conference will pull no punches when it takes place in Dublin this week. Brexit and its potential impact on SMEs, Ireland’s talent shortage and the importance of people in the workplace, are among the top items on the agenda.
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The Sunday Business Post, 20/10/19
People power takes the main stage at ISME
ISME Annual Conference 2019 will highligt how planning ahead and putting the right people in the right positions can secure the future for Irish businesses, writes Siobhán Maguire. On Wednesday, in a Dublin hotel, ISME’s annual conference reads like a ‘Who’s Who?’ of Ireland’s business world.
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The Irish Times, 20/10/19
Your business week: all the results, indicators and meetings
In an era of near “zero unemployment”, quickly changing business models and competitive talent chasing, how do small and medium firms compete with big tech and the public service, both of whom pay an average of 35 per cent more?
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Jobs.ie, 22/10/19
A Day of People & Purpose
The business event not to be missed in 2019 is ISME’s Annual Conference which will take place on Wednesday 23rd October in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin.
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FiannaFail.ie, 23/10/19
Speech of Robert Troy TD, Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation – ISME Annual Conference 2019
Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for the kind invitation to address your conference, enabling me to share with each one of you, my views on how well-thought-out policy can assist and support your sector, which is the backbone of the economy.
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The Irish Times, 23/10/19
Images of the day
WORDS OF WISDOM: Keynote speaker Dublin manager Jim Gavin at the Isme annual conference at CityWest Hotel. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw
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The Irish Examiner, 24/10/19
Job losses: reverse the neglect of the SME sector
The loss, within a matter of days, of more than 800 jobs at two US multinational companies highlights, once again, the nature of Ireland’s unbalanced economy and the urgent need to assist, promote and encourage indigenous industry.
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The Irish Times, 25/10/19
Update on Dublin boil water notice expected this afternoon
Crisis management meeting to assess whether water services for 600,000 can be resumed. An update on whether water services can resume for some 600,000 people in the greater Dublin area is expected on Friday afternoon with a crisis management meeting due to take place in the morning.
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Pregnancy dismissal finding overturned, ‘high bar’ not reached
The Labour Court has set aside a decision of a WRC adjudicator, awarding a worker €6,000 for pregnancy dismissal, finding instead the dismissal was due to a genuine redundancy situation.
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Man referred to as ‘office diva’ quit over “intolerable” supervision
A former employee of an engineering and architectural services company has failed in his constructive dismissal bid at the WRC, after he resigned over feeling belittled.
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Dismissal of accountant with behavioural issue was ‘reasonable’
The dismissal of an accountant by a computer based testing provider has been upheld by a WRC adjudicator, who found the decision to let the employee go was within the “band of reasonable responses.”
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