18th-24th June

Union, business view on Budget 2019 to be heard by budgetary oversight committee Houses of the Oireachtas ISME submits its Pre-Budget submission to Minister of Finance Lucan, Ballyfermot, Clondalkin & Tallaght Echo Dáil to hear committee wishlists for Budget 2019
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11th-17th June

Irish SMEs Satisfied with Government Ballyfermot, Lucan and Ballyfermot Echo Cut taxes and hike spending says ISME Kerryman Employer group asks members to resign from ETB boards over governance concerns Irish Times ISME wants to withdraw from training board Irish Times

4th-10th June

InBusiness Radio Kerry ISME Says Child Benefit Should Be Taxed, Like All Other Income KFM ISME CEO Neil McDonnell tells Ciara why child benefit must be means tested Newstalk Lunch Time ISME National Council Member on the need for nationalisation
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4th-10th June

ISME Medal Awarded to Patrick J Rigney of the Shed Distillery Leitrim Observer ISME makes Pre-Budget Submission Leitrim Observer Cut Taxes and hike Spending-ISME Kerryman    

ISME’s PRE-BUDGET 2019 SUBMISSION

31st May 2018 Spending on infrastructure should be prioritised Current Further Education and Training regime is not consistent with activating a bigger workforce Implement in full the 20 key tax recommendations made by the Irish Tax Institute   ISME, the
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GOVERNMENT SATISFACTION CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

31st May 2018 Small sized enterprises most satisfied with government Micro businesses least satisfied with government performance Governments handling of business costs ‘unsatisfactory’ Services and Construction sectors least satisfied with government Medium sized enterprises experiences the biggest drop in support
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21st-27th May

SMEs need instruction from Watchdog on GDPR Irish Examiner Opt in, Tune Out, Time’s Up Irish Times SMEs ‘need instruction’ from watchdog on GDPR Breaking news Builders have a long wait to get paid The Times Businesses being paid sooner
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14th-20th May

Confidence declines in the SME sector Tallaght, Ballyfermot, Lucan Echo Banks reasons for closing Blue Book dismissed as ‘arrogant nonsense’ The Times Central Bank told to provide more data on insurers Irish Independent Small Firms Losing Confidence Sligo Weekender  
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