January – March 2023 Coverage
January – March 2023 Coverage
Call for exemptions for SMEs on CSDDD 25th January Read Irish Independent here. Listen back to interview with Neil McDonnell at 37 secs on Business Breakfast with Joe Lynam on Newstalk here. Employers Face Charges For Car Parking Spaces In...
October – December Coverage
October – December Coverage
Neil Mcdonnell: We require radical policies to tackle the challenges ahead 28th December Opinion piece with Neil McDonnells in the Irish Examiner, read here. Universal Basic Income 20th December Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1, listen back at 1 hours 39 minutes...
July – September Coverage
July – September Coverage
Rising Energy Costs 30th September Irish Independent, read here. Budget 2023 27th September Journal.ie, read here. RTE.ie, read here. Neil McDonnell on TodayFM The Last Word, listen at 6.26 mins here. LMFM, listen at 30.30 mins here. ISME Board Member...
April – June Coverage
April – June Coverage
Clare ISME Rep In ‘Disbelief’ At Public Sector Pay Demands 26th June ISME National Council member Siobhan Ní Ghairbhith, of St Tola’s Irish Goat Cheese Farm on Clare FM, listen here.  Increasing the Minimum Wage 15th June The Hard Show,...
January – March Coverage
January – March Coverage
March Auto-Enrolment Pension System 30th March Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith, St Tola Goats Cheese and a member of ISME’s National Council spoke to Clare FM listen back here Should private sector workers be automatically enrolled in pension schemes? 29th March Neil...
December Coverage
December Coverage
Truckers protest over high fuel prices Irish Times, 13th December  - read here The Journal.ie, , 13th December - read here Irish Post, , 13th December - read here ISME writes to the Taoiseach to call for strategic approach to...
November Coverage
November Coverage
COVID-19 Newstalk, 19th November, Read here RTE, 18th November, Read here The Irish Times, 17th November, Read here The Business Post, 16th November, Read here Newstalk, 12th November, Listen back here or Read here The Times, 12th November, Read here...
October Coverage
October Coverage
Sick Pay Employers' PRSI is low by comparison with European norms. But our social insurance system doesn't work as a social insurance system. It works as a tax system. And while employers pay 11% into the fund uncapped, the benefits...
September coverage
September coverage
Bank Holidays The Irish Times | 28th September Neil McDonnell, chief executive of the Irish SME association, which represents small and medium-sized businesses, said it would be “far more preferable” if the Government decided an extra public holiday is justified...
July & August coverage
July & August coverage
Calling for review of corporate tax in Ireland Irish Times  The Irish SME Association (ISME) has written to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe on the matter in light of plans by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to adopt...