26th June- July 2nd

More Small and Medium firms refused funding Irish Independent Loan refusals Limerick Post Payment delays having a terrible impact on the recovery of businesses Tallaght, Ballyfermot, Lucan, and Clondalkin Echo

19th-25th June

SME loan refusal rates rise to 28% from 23% – ISME RTE news Isme slams banks as SME loan refusal rate increases Irish Examiner New legislation about to ease administrative burdens on SMEs Limerick Post Loan refusal rates for Irish
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12th-18th June

Varadkar’s capital spending plans are just what we need Westmeath Independent Calls for minister to increase capital spend Irish Times Finance figures set out their stalls as Donohoe enters Merrion Street Irish Times (Web) Ireland second most expensive country in
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5th-11th June

ISME- Commission wrong over AIB Irish Examiner, June 6th Pay deficit is a moral issue, say SME chiefs The Times, June 7th Public-Private pay gap widens Sligo Weekender, June 8th New law in place to cut red tape Irish Examiner,
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29th May-June 5th

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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