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ISME LIVE Q&A sessions

ISME and ISME Skillnet are running a number of informative sessions to help members navigate these uncertain times.

You can register for upcoming sessions at the button below.

Patricia Murray, Senior Work & Organisational Psychologist with the Health and Safety Authority is in conversation with our HR Advisor, Cait Lynch on a series of videos to discuss Managing Stress at Work. The videos will focus on three key areas

  • Work-related stress
  • Conflict in the workplace
  • Employer stress

Cait poses questions and discuss areas of concern based on the queries and experiences ISME members are dealing with on a daily basis.

Work Related Stress

Patricia and Cait discuss managing stress in the workplace.

Resources mentioned in the video can be found below:

Employer stress

Patricia and Cait discuss Employer stress.

Resources mentioned in the video can be found below:

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A look at the plans in place to reopen businesses in Ireland; the ways in which businesses and customers can work together in order to be compliant; and be informed about vaccinations and the roll out.

ReStart Ireland

ISME CEO, Neil McDonnell chaired the conversation with

  • Minister Robert Troy
  • Professor Luke O’Neill
  • Nuala Mulqueeney
April 2021

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This Q&A session was designed to help gain an insight and understanding into the EWSS

Q&A on EWSS

Answering your questions:

  • Gearóid Murphy, Principal Officer, Personal Division
  • Anne Dullea, Principal Officer, Medium Enterprise Division
  • Laura Glancy, Assistant Principal, Personal Taxes, Policy and Legislation Division
  • Karen Byrne, Assistant Principal, Personal Division

September 2020

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This live Q&A session was designed to help gain an insight and understanding into the supports that are available to you as SME Owner Managers in order to overcome the challenges of COVID-19.

Q&A on COVID-19 Supports

Panel of experts:

  • Jamie O’ Hanlon, Avid Partners
  • Eilis Quinlan FCCA
  • Declan Hughes, Assistant Secretary General in the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

Our next LIVE Q&A session is on the EWSS with Revenue answering questions. Register here


August 2020

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Understanding Your COVID-19 Compliance Responsibilities was provided by PJ Carroll, Senior Instructor at First Aid Coaching. First Aid Coaching is a Health & Safety Training Company who provide training in Health & Safety. We provide services to the public, however the majority of courses are delivered to business and corporate bodies across all industries, First Aid Coaching is a pre-hospital emergency care council Recognised Institution and are approved by the Council to provide a recognised courses in pre-hospital emergency care under Article 4(h) (ii)

Understanding Your COVID-19 Compliance Responsibilities

The Irish Government (along with HSA and HSE) issued the Return to Work Protocol on 8th May 2020. The Protocol requires all types of businesses to implement certain measures when re-opening their workplaces to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


May 2020

  • Develop a COVID-19 Response Plan.
  • Complete a COVID-19 Risk Assessment.
  • Create a Pre-Return to Work Form for employees.
  • Nominate a Worker Representative.
  • Deliver COVID-19 Return to Work Training to all employees.

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Return to Work
May 2020

Templates mentioned in the videos can be found below.

  • Change in terms and condition template, HERE
  • Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme - Tax liability letter, HERE
  • NSAI guidance on workplace improvement and protection, HERE
  • The National protocols on returning to work, HERE
  • HSA guidance on COVID-19 and the workplace HERE
  • ISME Employee Declaration template HERE
  • ISME COVID-19 Risk Assessment template HERE
Return to Work Q&A

Answering questions:

  • Neil McDonnell, ISME CEO
  • Cait Lynch, ISME HR Advisor
  • Yvonne Mullooly, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Chemicals and Prevention Division, Health and Safety Authority.
May 2020

Other resources include available to all:

HR COVID-19 Q&A

Answering questioins:

  • ISME HR Advisor, Cait Lynch
  • ISME CEO, Neil McDonnell
April 2020