29th May-June 2nd

Public sector wages rise faster than private sector Irish Examiner Weekly public-private sector pay difference widens to €247 Irish Times €297 a week extra Daily Mail Business costs must be reduced Tallaght, Ballyfermot, Lucan and Clondalkin Echo Unemployment hovers over 6%
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22nd-28th May

Cyber attacks and the housing crisis dominate the news agenda Irish Times, 23rd May ISME warns of rising business costs Sligo Weekender, 24th May Oireachtas call for end to zero hour contracts The Kerryman, Business costs must be reduced Clondalkin
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8th-14th May

ISME Renews Call For Commercial Rates Overhaul Business Plus 9th May No improvements in payments to SME’s Tallaght, Clondalkin, Lucan, Ballyfermot Echo 9th May Wicklow does well in local rates survey Wicklow Times 10th May Satisfaction with government better Irish Examiner
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1st-7th May

High business costs hurting job creation says ISME Business World, 3rd May Income tax targets not being met despite rapid fall in unemployment Irish Mirror 3rd May Business groups call for shake-up of commercial rates Irish Examiner 5th May Laois
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Week 24th-30th April

Government must assist small firms with EU tenders, says Isme Irish Times 24th April Still not Spring time for Ireland’s Small Businesses Irish Examiner 24th April Small Firms still hit by High Rates Irish Daily Mail 24th April Brexit weighs on
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Week 17th-23rd April 2017

Government must assist small firms with EU tenders, says Isme Irish Times 21st April Demand of €1.6bn by Public Sector will be harmful Irish Daily Mail 21st April ‘Action is required now’ – Isme call for Government action on securing EU
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Week 10-16th April

Support your local community, 12th April Galway Independent 12th April

Week 3-7th April

Brexit puts EU development work within Ireland’s reach, 3rd April The Times 3rd April Further fall in unemployment rate is proof recovery continues – Varadkar, 5th April Irish Independent Wildcat strike totally unjustified Ballyfermot, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Lucan Echo

Week 27-31st March

Half of Isme firms fear Brexit will hit profits as wages hold up, 28th March 2017 Irish Independent 77% of ISME firms feel Brexit will not hit staffing levels – survey, 28th March 2017 RTE news Almost half of Irish SMEs
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