Level 5 – SMEs need to act now
Level 5 – SMEs need to act now
Dear Member, As you know, Ireland enters Level 5 of its ‘Living with Covid-19’ plan tomorrow, Wednesday 21st October, at midnight. You can find out what this means for your business here. ISME has deliberately not entered the fray on challenging...
Budgets, Brexit & more – Weekly message from ISME CEO
Budgets, Brexit & more – Weekly message from ISME CEO
Dear Members and Colleagues, An eventful week for SMEs nationwide with further COVID-19 restrictions introduced and the budget for 2021 announced. ISME broadly welcomed the budget in which there are a number of measures designed to keep businesses and their...
ISME’s Budget 2021 Commentary
ISME’s Budget 2021 Commentary
Today is Budget 2021, ISME Pre-Budget (submitted in July) is available here: Obviously things have moved on somewhat, but our asks remain the same. Follow our coverage below for LIVE updates from 1. Our panel today will be made up...
Neil McDonnells weekly message
Neil McDonnells weekly message
Dear Member and Colleagues, We, like many of you were very concerned on Sunday evening to see the recommendations of NPHET to move the whole country to Level 5 measures leaked to the press. To do this at the weekend,...
Ireland updates Green List
Ireland updates Green List
The Green List was reviewed on the basis of ECDC data on Thursday 8 October. As no EU / EEA countries were below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, there will be no countries on the Green List...
NPHET’s call for a  Nationwide Level 5 Lockdown.
NPHET’s call for a Nationwide Level 5 Lockdown.
Dear member We were very concerned on Sunday evening to see the recommendations of NPHET to move the whole country to Level 5 measures leaked to the press. To do this at the weekend, without any time for Government to...
Message from the CEO
Message from the CEO
Dear Members and Colleagues, As the Government introduce more stringent measures to prevent an increase in Covid-19 infection rates we are reminded that further restrictions in commercial activity would be disastrous, but are inevitable if infection rates continue to climb....
Update from ISME CEO
Update from ISME CEO
Dear Members and Colleagues, Our virtual ‘Pitch My Business’ events have been a great success since introduction offering you 3 minutes to promote your business and network with other companies. If you haven’t done one yet, or indeed want to...
September 3rd update from ISME CEO
September 3rd update from ISME CEO
Dear Members and Colleagues, The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) replaces the TWSS from 1st September. Businesses are expected to monitor their financial performance on a monthly basis, and to withdraw from the scheme if their business does not experience...
Update from ISME CEO
Update from ISME CEO
Dear Member and Colleague, As we end the first week of August, the likelihood of regional lockdowns is high. Now is the time to make sure your business is ready to adapt.  If you are in retail make sure you...