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ISME tests the market for captive insurers
December 6, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 06/12/2019 ISME taking practical steps to reduce insurance costs. Captive insurers won’t fix the insurance crisis, but will…
ISME urges people to shop local and buy Irish this Christmas
November 28, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 28/11/2019 Online retail and possible weak Sterling, post UK election, pose a threat to local retailers. Irish consumers…
Demand for Credit High and Bank Charges Hurting
November 26, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: DEMAND FOR CREDIT HIGH AND BANK CHARGES HURTING SME demand for credit is at 31%. Loan refusal rates…
Small Business Concern as Economic Uncertainty Increases
November 22, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN AS ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY INCREASES  Business Confidence falls 27% 48% of businesses expect to increase wage…
ISME welcomes the promise of Defamation Reform
November 15, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 15/11/2019 The media is but a small subset of the larger defamation problem facing small business. Retail sector…
OECD publishes its Report on SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Ireland
November 5, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 01/11/2019 The comprehensive report chimes with ISME's policy position on SMEs. Irish entrepreneurs have a significant learning curve…
ISME welcomes Auto-Enrolment proposals from DEASP as a Good Start in addressing Ireland’s Pensions Shortfall
October 31, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 31/10/2019 The AE system is proposed to supplement the State Contributory Pension and tackle private sector pensions poverty.…
ISME welcomes OECD recommendation on business policy
October 22, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 22/10/2019 Ireland delighted that the OECD has recommended that Ireland follow the German ‘Mittelstand’ model for small businesses.…
Concern over commentary from Justice Cross
October 22, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 21/10/2019 ISME voices concern over public comments by Mr Justice Kevin Cross. Damages awards are rising, not falling…
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