ISME featured in the media
Irish Medical Times, 19/09/19
ISME warns: ‘HSE is using small businesses as financial crutch’
Chief Executive says small enterprises, in particular, lacked the working captial required to finance apparently tardy cash-flow management by State entities. “There is very little worse for a small business than being unable to recover debt from the second largest Government Department in the State,” the representative association for Irish small-medium enterprises (SMEs) has advised the Minister for Health.
Insurance reform in the media
Northern Sound, 16/09/19
Irish companies going out of business due to insurance premium hikes
Irish companies in the leisure industry are being hit with huge insurance hikes, regardless of whether or not they have been involved in a claim. It was recently revealed that Centre Parcs in Longford face insurance premiums that are 50 percent higher than those in the UK.
The Cork, 16/09/19
When to fight an insurance claim? How to defend false claims?
How to get better insurance premiums and when to fight claims – A Cork Business Association sponsored event addressing the insurance crisis affecting SMEs. Businesses in the retail, hospitality, tourism and events sectors are facing significant challenges in procuring sustainable insurance premiums. Some are facing closure due to insurance issues.
The Independent, 17/09/19
‘You’ll have children that will never be able to go on a bouncy castle again’ – Government urged to tackle insurance costs
There are children who will never get to enjoy a bouncy castle again unless the Government acts now to reign in excessive public liability and other insurance costs, a Dail committee heard today. In an impassioned plea to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, Sinn Fein’s Finance spokesman Pearse Doherty urged him to meet with representatives of the insurance industry to see what can be done to stop the surge in public liability insurance that has led to the closures of adventure centres and children’s play centres.
Cork Independent, 18/09/19
Fraudulent claims garda unit needed
Calls were made on Leeside this week for a specialist garda unit to be formed to tackle fraudulent and exaggerated claims, especially in public liability cases. Those attending an insurance event for businesses in Cork city heard examples of some cases, including one of a women who fell into a baptismal font, while another case involved photos of a person with alleged elbow injuries doing handstands appearing on social media.
The Independent, 19/09/19
New garda unit to vet insurance fraud cases
GARDAÍ are planning to set up a new centralised unit to co-ordinate efforts to tackle insurance fraud. The move comes as the insurance crisis continues to be blamed for shutting businesses, particularly in the leisure sector.
The Independent, 20/09/19
Gardaí plan new unit to coordinate the fight against insurance fraud
Gardaí are planning to set up a new centralised unit to co-ordinate efforts to tackle insurance fraud. The move comes as the insurance crisis continues to be blamed for shutting businesses, particularly in the leisure sector.
THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES FROM THE IRN
Resignation of supervisor who rejected mediation was ‘precipitous’
An action for constructive dismissal, brought by an electrical supervisor against an engineering firm, has been dismissed by a WRC adjudicator, after she found the complainant’s resignation was “precipitous.”
Care services manager, told to keep his head down, wins case
A former manager of Intensive Community Programmes has been awarded €12,500 in compensation for constructive dismissal, after he resigned over mistreatment that included bullying and demotion.
Employer’s bill more than doubled after losing ‘cost prohibitive’ argument
An employer’s decision to reject a €10,000 adaptation of a fire alarm switchboard – required to help an employee see it better – has been criticised by a WRC adjudicator, who has awarded her €20,000 for the employer’s failure to provide her with reasonable accommodation.