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5 – 11 October

ISME featured in the media


Fora, 05/10/19
VAT, funding and action on Brexit: What businesses are watching out for in Budget 2020
A look at what Ireland’s sectors are hoping ahead of Tuesday’s announcement. When Chatting to Ireland’s business people about what they want from Tuesday’s budget, regardless of industry or sector, it doesn’t take long to get onto the topic of Brexit.
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Today FM, 07/10/19
ISME CEO Neil McDonnell discussed Brexit with Matt Cooper on The Last Word with Matter Cooper on Today FM.
Listen back here at 52:16


Ireland AM, 09/10/19
ISME Board Treasurer Eilis Quinlan helped work out the impact all the increases and decreases announced in theBudget will have on your wallet with Ireland AM on Virgin Media Television.
Watch Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3


SupplyChain News.ie, 11/10/19
Insurance Reform Stalled
Our Press Release on the stalling of Insurance Reform was published on SupplyChain News.ie
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Highland Radio, 11/10/19
ISME CEO Neil McDonnell discussed Brexit with Highland Radio: “Time running out for businesses to prepare for no deal Brexit”.
Listen back here

Insurance reform in the media


The Irish Times, 05/10/19
Most whiplash patients end treatment when legal action finished
Outcome of whiplash treatment differs in less litigious cultures, says doctors. More than 90 per cent of patients with whiplash attending a Dublin pain management clinic failed to return for additional treatment once their legal action was completed.
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The Independent, 09/10/19
‘Real progress’ on high whiplash awards expected early next year – Flanagan
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan expects to see action from the Judicial Council on the issue of high personal injury awards by “early next year”. The council, which is in the process of being set up, has been tasked with “recalibrating” awards for less serious injuries, such as whiplash.
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Motorsport Ireland, 10/10/19
Motorsport Ireland as part of the Alliance for Insurance Reform welcomes budget funding for Gardai and Judicial Council but with some concerns…
The Alliance for Insurance Reform has welcomed the additional funds committed to the Department of Justice (€39m) and An Garda Síochána (€81m) in Budget 2020 but has expressed concern regarding a comment about the timing of the Judicial Council made by the Minister for Finance in his Budget speech.
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The Independent, 11/10/19
Inflation up due to rent and health insurance increases
Higher rents and health insurance costs have pushed up inflation for September. Prices are now rising annually at a rate of 0.9pc, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
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Labour Court’s ‘Sunday premium’ decision overturned by High Court
This week, the High Court ruled that a 2017 decision of the Labour Court, regarding Sunday premium for two hotel workers, was made in error as it ignored an express statement in their employment contracts.
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Irish rail worker’s dismissal over failed drugs test was fair – WRC
Earlier this year, a railway signaller tested positive for cannabis, leaving Irish Rail with “little option other than to dismiss” him, due to their zero-tolerance policy.
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Care worker, fired for abuse and harrassment, fails in dismissal challenge
The decision of a care provider to dismiss an employee accused of patient abuse, insubordination and the sexual harassment of a junior colleague, has been upheld by a WRC adjudicator.
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