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31 August – 6 September

ISME featured in the media


The Times, 31/08/19
No-deal Brexit: Farmers fear chaos as anxiety bites on the Irish border
North and South, small and large, producers face up to the problems of leaving with no deal. John Egerton, a Northern Irish farmer from Rosslea, in Co Fermanagh, is driving around the lanes that surround his land and pointing out the border with the Irish Republic. It adjoins his farm on three sides, and is never more than half a mile away.
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LouthSinnFein.ie, 04/09/19
Small businesses in Louth must get Brexit ready
Sinn Féin councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú attended a Brexit briefing event on Wednesday morning in the Imperial Hotel, Dundalk, hosted by ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprise representative body.
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Insurance reform in the media


The Southern Star, 01/09/19
Insurance costs largely to blame for decision to close nightclub 
RISING insurance costs, coupled with the costs of bar extensions and changing socialising habits, are the main reasons to blame for the closure of Macroom’s only nightclub, according to its former manager.
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The Independent, 02/09/19
‘It’s been massively missed’ – play centre forced to close over insurance hike to reopen
A play centre which was forced to close its doors due to Ireland’s insurance crisis is to reopen later this year. Kidspace in Rathfarnham, south Dublin will resume business on October 2 after securing insurance through a group scheme.
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Westmeath Independent, 02/09/19
Over €3m cost of settling Westmeath public liability claims 
The costs associated with settling public liability claims against Westmeath County Council hit in excess of €3.6 million over a three-year period, the Westmeath Independent has learned.
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KLCR 96FM, 02/09/19
Lack of insurance cover forces Kilkenny ‘Reign of Terror’ event to be cancelled
“We need an insurance industry in Ireland that’s fit for purpose”, that’s the call from the organisers of a Kilkenny event which has been cancelled for the second year in a row. The Reign of Terror in Kells attracted up to 1,500 people in its first two years and its popularity saw the area run out of bed spaces with participants having to seek accomodation in neighbouring counties.
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BreakingNews.ie, 04/09/19
Another adventure centre closes over 100% insurance premium hike
Rising insurance costs have closed yet another Irish centre but owners are determined to make the best of the situation by diversifying. Loughcrew Adventure Centre, outside Oldcastle, Co Meath, was forced to close earlier today because of a 100% insurance premium hike from €20,000 to €40,000.
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Hospitality Ireland, 05/09/19
Irish Tourism Group calls for more support after damaging 2019
Brexit, the Vat increase, and damaged competitiveness have all conspired to make trading conditions more difficult for Ireland’s tourism sector, according to the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC).
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Social services ‘waited for opportunity’ to fire worker
A social services project worker, caring for high risk teenagers and adults, has been awarded €30,000 under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.
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No-show by kitchen porter leads to unfair dismissal
The dismissal of a kitchen porter for failing to show for work at a hotel on December 24 – the busiest day of the year – was “too severe”, according to a new WRC adjudication decision.
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Manager returned to ‘hostile’ environment post maternity, awarded €60k 
A former general manager of a rental company has been awarded over €60,000 for discrimination and victimisation in a case where the respondent failed to attend a WRC hearing.
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