Economic consequences of invasion of Ukraine
Economic consequences of invasion of Ukraine
23rd March 2022: ISME notes the latest release by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) on the economic consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and that it makes sober reading for everyone. While inflation was already rising before...
ISME’s Monthly HR Update Series
ISME’s Monthly HR Update Series
Introducing ISME’s Monthly HR Update Series with Cait Lynch, ISME’s HR Advisor and Tracy O’Brien, ISME’s HR trainer. This 10-part series has been developed to help business owners and their staff deal with HR responsibilities in order to navigate the...
ISME responds to reports of Defamation Act Reform   
ISME responds to reports of Defamation Act Reform  
While ISME welcomes the announcement of measures proposed to reform the Defamation Act, we are concerned they do not go far enough, and will not address the adverse finding made by the European Court of Human Rights about our defamation...
ISME expresses concern over reports of scaled back Ministerial trips for St Patrick’s Day 2022
ISME expresses concern over reports of scaled back Ministerial trips for St Patrick’s Day 2022
ISME has expressed its concern at reports that Government intends to pare back the number of Ministers travelling abroad for St Patrick’s Day this year. While acknowledging that the pandemic is far from over on a global basis, ISME believes...
ISME calls for integration of the Taxation and Social Welfare systems
ISME calls for integration of the Taxation and Social Welfare systems
ISME has renewed calls for the integration of the taxation and social welfare system in a submission to the Commission on Taxation and Welfare. In its submission, ISME has highlighted how the taxation and social welfare system are inherently interlined...
ISME writes to the Taoiseach to call for strategic approach to the management of Covid
ISME writes to the Taoiseach to call for strategic approach to the management of Covid
ISME writes to the Taoiseach to call for strategic approach to the management of Covid following the reimposition of public health restrictions Dublin, 21st December 2021: The Irish SME Association (ISME) has written to the Taoiseach following the following the...
SME calls for responsible haulage protest
SME calls for responsible haulage protest
In response to the protest planned today by the Irish Truckers and Haulage Association, ISME is making the following requests: Do not block access to or egress from any PCR testing centre, vaccination centre or hospital. Bring someone in your...
ISME welcomes the Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Act 2021
ISME welcomes the Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Act 2021
ISME welcomes the commencement of the Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Act 2021 The Irish SME Association (ISME) is delighted to welcome the commencement of the Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Act 2021 on...
ISME expresses concern on lack of Covid-19 direction
ISME expresses concern on lack of Covid-19 direction
ISME has written to the Taoiseach to express its grave concern at the lack of direction in the management of Covid-19 case numbers, and the sudden announcement of new measures on Tuesday last, 16th November. While appreciating how serious the...
ISME welcomes Central Bank report on Motor Insurance
ISME welcomes Central Bank report on Motor Insurance
ISME today welcomes the publication of the Central Bank’s third report of the National Claims Information Database into private motor insurance. The report confirms a downward trend in the cost of motor insurance, falling 7% from 2019 to 2020. In...