PR: ISME PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION
PR: ISME PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION
The majority of SMEs in the country have been adversely affected by COVID-19 ISME issued its Pre-Budget 2021 Submission to Government this morning. While the Irish SME Association welcomes the extra liquidity measures provided in the July Stimulus, ISME are...
PR: ISME WELCOMES THE REGIONAL GROUP MOTION TO REINSTATE THE PERJURY &RELATED OFFENCES BILL 20
PR: ISME WELCOMES THE REGIONAL GROUP MOTION TO REINSTATE THE PERJURY &RELATED OFFENCES BILL 20
PR:   The Courts, the Gardaí and the DPP have turned a blind eye to perjury for far too long. Dublin, 29th July 2020 ISME welcomes the decision of the Regional Group of independent TDs to reinstate the Perjury Bill originally...
PR: JULY STIMULUS MISSING THE MARK?
PR: JULY STIMULUS MISSING THE MARK?
More help will be required to fix the SME sector Dublin, 28th July 2020 Following the announcement of the July Stimulus package, ISME CEO, Neil McDonnell said;   ‘A vibrant, profitable SME sector is not only essential for the financial health of the...
PR: Courts Service Annual Report shows the need for urgent reform in the administration of law
PR: Courts Service Annual Report shows the need for urgent reform in the administration of law
ISME welcomes the publication on 22nd July of the Courts Service Annual Report. Dublin, 23rd July 2020 High Court awards are increasing. There was a very substantial increase of 76% in the average quantum of awards made by the High...
PR: ISME looks forward to major expansion in Restart Grants in the ‘July Stimulus’
PR: ISME looks forward to major expansion in Restart Grants in the ‘July Stimulus’
Grants should be decoupled from rates, increased in size, and dispensed more quickly Dublin 17th July 2020 Having met with the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe last week, ISME, the voice of Irish SMEs, looks forward to...
PR: ISME calls for the new Government to look to our neighbours for July stimulus inspiration
PR: ISME calls for the new Government to look to our neighbours for July stimulus inspiration
Government should not be misguided by the June Exchequer returns- domestic business is suffering. These figures show the Foreign Multinational sector powers ahead while our domestic sector is largely ignored. The SME sector is of systemic, irreplaceable importance to the...
PR: Captive Insurers
PR: Captive Insurers
ISME, the Irish SME Association, today launches an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the formation of one or more captive insurers. Insurance is one of the most important areas for Irish SME owners In a recent survey of our membership,...
ISME gives a qualified welcome to the Government decision to increase public sector pay
ISME gives a qualified welcome to the Government decision to increase public sector pay
PRESS RELEASE:  02/07/2020 The planned increase in public sector pay at the end of this year is to go ahead. The Q1 differential between public and private sector pay was 33%. This differential will increase The €105bn bailout of our...
PRESS RELEASE: Government don’t understand how urgently liquidity is required for SMEs
PRESS RELEASE: Government don’t understand how urgently liquidity is required for SMEs
ISME believe the Government is failing to understand how critical liquidity is to the SME sector Current liquidity support measures are inadequate. The speed of economic recovery will be hampered if workable, adequate liquidity solutions are not put in place...
PRESS RELEASE: ISME fear the Government are retreating into their cocoon
PRESS RELEASE: ISME fear the Government are retreating into their cocoon
ISME fear the Government are retreating into their cocoon with big business, big unions, the civil service and the semi-state sector More than half of all PAYE, PRSI and USC comes from the SME sector. Almost two thirds of VAT...