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7th – 10th May

ISME in the media


The Irish Independent, 10/05/19
‘Compo Minister’ is branded ‘ineffectual’ as firms threatened by rising insurance costs
ISME said junior minister Michael D’Arcy was “just being ignored” and it was time for a senior minister “to take the issue by the scruff of the neck”….
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Today FM, 09/05/19
Public Sector Demand Pay Increase If Working Hours Are Not Reduced
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Midlands 103, 09/05/19
Concern Over Political Will To Crackdown On Insurance Payouts
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Midlands 103, 08/05/19
‘The Government Has Lifted Their Foot Off The Pedal’ – ISME
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Leinster Express, 08/05/19
Business battle against compo panto to be brought to Minister Charlie Flanagan’s doorstep in Laois
The Irish SME Association (ISME) is calling all businesses in Laois and Offaly to join them in to push for insurance reform…..
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The Times, 08/05/19
Strict defamation laws have ‘chilling effect’ on business
ISME, the Irish small and medium enterprises association, said that business owners had been threatened with defamation in disputes where people had driven away from petrol stations without paying for fuel, used counterfeit notes or been refused entry to a pub or restaurant…
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South East Radio, 08/05/19
Defamation is the latest threat to small business, claims up 85% in the Circuit Court in 2017.
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Constructive dismissal claim fails, company unaware of employee’s assault
A constructive dismissal claim by a former healthcare services accounts manager has been rejected at the WRC, with an adjudicator finding the employer had acted in a fair and respectful way towards the complainant.
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Former Apple worker objected to company witnesses, appeal fails
A former Apple Distribution International support advisor, who claimed he was dismissed because of his age, appealed a WRC decision to the Labour Court but then refused to proceed due to his objection to witnesses being called by Apple.
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Hospital porter dismissed over absenteeism record
The Labour Court has rejected an appeal brought by a hospital porter against a WRC ruling, which had upheld the decision of the Children’s’ University Hospital to dismiss him over his poor attendance.
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