ISME Pre-Budget Submission 2023
ISME Pre-Budget Submission 2023
Proposals would raise additional €800m per annum for the exchequer Submission document is available here. 14th June 2022 - ISME has today published its Pre-Budget Submission 2023, and a revised version of its recommended changes to the social protection system....
ISME launches new finance solution for Irish businesses
ISME launches new finance solution for Irish businesses
An exciting new business funding matching tool that will revolutionise access to finance for businesses in Ireland has been launched today (26th May) by ISME – the Irish SME Association - in partnership with Swoop Funding. Swoop is a business...
ISME expresses concern at rent inflation report and the impact for small employers
ISME expresses concern at rent inflation report and the impact for small employers
12th May 2022: The Irish SME Association (ISME) has expressed grave concern at the rent price inflation noted in the publication of the latest Daft.ie today and the impact this will have for small employers. For more than two years,...
Insurance costs a cause for major concern in business
Insurance costs a cause for major concern in business
The position of insurance companies is indefensible In response to the publication of the Alliance for Insurance Reform’s survey on insurance, showing that the future of 42% of organisations is threatened by insurance premiums, ISME is calling for immediate government...
ISME reacts to PIAB report on personal injury awards
ISME reacts to PIAB report on personal injury awards
12th April 2022: Members of the Irish SME Association (ISME) have reacted with interest to the release of Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) figures which show that personal injury awards have fallen by 42% since the introduction of new injury...
Economic consequences of invasion of Ukraine
Economic consequences of invasion of Ukraine
23rd March 2022: ISME notes the latest release by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) on the economic consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and that it makes sober reading for everyone. While inflation was already rising before...
ISME’s Monthly HR Update Series
ISME’s Monthly HR Update Series
Introducing ISME’s Monthly HR Update Series with Cait Lynch, ISME’s HR Advisor and Tracy O’Brien, ISME’s HR trainer. This 10-part series has been developed to help business owners and their staff deal with HR responsibilities in order to navigate the...
ISME responds to reports of Defamation Act Reform   
ISME responds to reports of Defamation Act Reform  
While ISME welcomes the announcement of measures proposed to reform the Defamation Act, we are concerned they do not go far enough, and will not address the adverse finding made by the European Court of Human Rights about our defamation...
ISME expresses concern over reports of scaled back Ministerial trips for St Patrick’s Day 2022
ISME expresses concern over reports of scaled back Ministerial trips for St Patrick’s Day 2022
ISME has expressed its concern at reports that Government intends to pare back the number of Ministers travelling abroad for St Patrick’s Day this year. While acknowledging that the pandemic is far from over on a global basis, ISME believes...
ISME calls for integration of the Taxation and Social Welfare systems
ISME calls for integration of the Taxation and Social Welfare systems
ISME has renewed calls for the integration of the taxation and social welfare system in a submission to the Commission on Taxation and Welfare. In its submission, ISME has highlighted how the taxation and social welfare system are inherently interlined...