Regional Campaign highlights the need to Shop Local
Regional Campaign highlights the need to Shop Local
With two weekends until Christmas, ISME, the Irish SME Association today is appealing to Irish consumers to make a national effort to ‘shop local’ and ‘buy Irish’ this Christmas. The Association has spoken on local radio around the country about...
ISME expresses concern at the CCPC investigation of the Restaurants Association of Ireland
ISME expresses concern at the CCPC investigation of the Restaurants Association of Ireland
ISME, the Irish SME Association   wishes to express its concern at the announcement by the CCPC yesterday (29th November) that it is to open a competition law investigation into Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI). The Association looks forward to the...
ISME urges people to Shop Local and Buy Irish this Christmas
ISME urges people to Shop Local and Buy Irish this Christmas
With four weekends until Christmas, ISME, the Irish SME Association is appealing to Irish consumers to make a national effort to ‘shop local’ and ‘buy Irish’ this Christmas. The Association notes that uncertain times lie ahead for Irish retailers as...
ISME Annual Conference 2018: A Celebration of Achievement
ISME Annual Conference 2018: A Celebration of Achievement
  Conference celebrated 25 years of success and looked to 2043 Chairman’s address called for Government to foster indigenous growth Keynote Speaker Alison Cowzer looked at how SMEs can adapt for the future One4all winners of the Sean Hannick SME...
Time to Counter the Spin on Insurance Costs
Time to Counter the Spin on Insurance Costs
 ISME, the Irish SME Association, wishes to counter some of the spin that has been prevalent in the public domain over the last few months regarding insurance costs. We append a list of the most egregious spinning offences to which...
Dublin vs Clare for ISME’s Sean Hannick Award
Dublin vs Clare for ISME’s Sean Hannick Award
ISME, the Irish SME Association will be holding its 25th Annual Conference Wednesday November 21st in Citywest Hotel, Dublin. During the conference, the Association will present the annual Sean Hannick SME Award to one of four businesses shortlisted. The award itself focuses on...
NO Gender gap: Customised Robot Company Managed by Top Irish Business woman
NO Gender gap: Customised Robot Company Managed by Top Irish Business woman
November marks a time every year where the nation’s women are made aware that they are working for free, compared to their male counterparts. In other words, the gender pay gap kicks into place highlighting the excess men are being...
Judges Not to Blame for Whiplash Awards
Judges Not to Blame for Whiplash Awards
ISME, the Irish SME association has rejected the notion that we need to hold a referendum on whiplash awards. Speaking today ISME CEO Neil McDonnell stated: “It is unfair for the Government to lay the blame for the size of...
Whiplash awards make Ireland a Spoofer’s Paradise
Whiplash awards make Ireland a Spoofer’s Paradise
ISME, the Irish SME Association welcomes this morning’s publication of the road accident whiplash data. The Association is calling for the immediate introduction of a legislative cap on general damages in the Book of Quantum. Commenting on the publication of...
Intellectual Property – The hidden asset that can propel the growth of your company
Intellectual Property – The hidden asset that can propel the growth of your company
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are undoubtedly the biggest contributors to the Irish economy, employing almost two-thirds of the working population and generating over 50% of all turnover, according to a recent study by the Central Statistics Office.Irish SMEs have...