Q3 2018 Bank Watch Report
Q3 2018 Bank Watch Report
The ISME Bank Watch survey results for Q3’18 show a small decrease in loan refusal rates, decreasing from 36% to 29%. Demand for credit has increased from 31% to 36% while waiting time from decision to draw down is on average...
Perjury and Related Offences Bill 2018
Perjury and Related Offences Bill 2018
The Perjury and Related Offences Bill 2018 bill was introduced by Senator Pádraig Ó’Céidigh and co-sponsored by Senator Michael McDowell, Senator Ian Marshall, and Senator Victor Boyhan this week. The second stage debate will take place on 24th October. We have campaigned...
Applications open for Sean Hannick Award
Applications open for Sean Hannick Award
Applications are now open for the Sean Hannick SME Award   This award will be given to an SME that has shown the entrepreneurial attributes of courage, innovation, scalability, a willingness to learn – grounded in Ireland with an international...
Preparing for Storm Callum
Preparing for Storm Callum
ISME, the Irish SME association has today (October 11th) issued advice in relation to Storm Callum. Employers are advised to remain vigilant over the next 24 hours in relation to the anticipated storm. Employers now have the opportunity to prepare...
Budget Response
Budget Response
ISME, the Irish SME Association welcomed the increased capital spending in today’s Budget, which will benefit indigenous business. However, the Association has noted that those aspects of the Budget directly related to SMEs lack specifics. The Association has compiled a...
Budget 2019 must foster Indigenous Growth
Budget 2019 must foster Indigenous Growth
Today on the eve of Budget 2019, ISME, the Irish SME Association reiterates its call for Government to adopt a budget that is pro-jobs, and pro-enterprise . Ireland needs a budget focussed on sustainable growth for everyone. ISME has made a number...
ISME Cautions against Undermining the Personal Injuries Commission
ISME Cautions against Undermining the Personal Injuries Commission
  A number of recent stories suggesting that members of the legal profession take issue with the findings of the recently published Personal Injuries Commission Report is a cause of concern for ISME. ISME has made it clear that while...
ISME are thinking ahead at their 2018 Annual Conference
ISME are thinking ahead at their 2018 Annual Conference
ISME are delighted to launch their 2018 Annual Conference which will take place on Wednesday 21st November in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin. This year the association is marking 25 years and this has inspired the theme of the conference Think...
ONE-THIRD OF BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY CRIME
ONE-THIRD OF BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY CRIME
The annual 2018 ISME Crime Report has been published. While there has been a very slight improvement on business crime in this years report crime, business crime still remains a critical issue for SME's. New trends continue to emerge particularly...
PIC Report Falls Short of Real Reform
PIC Report Falls Short of Real Reform
The recent reported published by the Personal Injuries Commission (PIC) has addressed some of the concerns and challenges facing the Insurance sector and policy holders. ISME has acknowledged the positives within this publication such as: The report formally acknowledging the...