14th-20th August

“Delays in getting paid a headache for SMEs” The Kerryman “Small Firms Body Makes Pre-Budget Plea to Minister” The Northern Standard “Medium Sized Enterprises Most Satisfied with Government” Industry and Business “Delay’s in getting paid a headache for SMEs” Kerryman
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7th-13th August

ISME notes increase in unemployment The Clare Champion Brexit and the Border Question Irish Times Irelands speeds among the slowest in Europe Irish Examiner Wage increase will undermine retail sector Tallaght Echo Budget needs to be pro-jobs says ISME Sligo
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31st July-6th August

Anger a Minimum wage The Kerry man Employer bodies express opposition to increase in minimum wage Sligo weekender ISME shows decline in confidence Tallaght, Ballyfermot, Lucan, Clondalkin   Cut the top VAT rate says ISME The Herald Donohoe urged to
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24th-30th July

Confidence among SMEs disappears Irish Examiner Small businesses issues drowned out as Dáil leans more to the left Irish Independent EU won’t stop bosses snooping Sunday Independent The need for a Perjury Act Lucan Echo Small businesses denied credit by
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17th-23rd July

Why does the State try to crush success Irish Daily Mail ISME turns up heat on minimum wage Irish Examiner Low Pay Commission should go back to the day job Irish Independent ISME criticises ‘unjustified’ increase in minimum wage Breaking
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3rd-9th July

ISME slams Motor Insurance report Lucan Echo, ISME warns of looming civil engineer shortage The Business Post Don’t let red tape make you feel blue The Sunday Times ISME slams banks as SME loan refusal rates increase Irish Examiner More
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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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