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How much will a Billion euro cost me?
January 27, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: How much will a Billion euro cost me? 24/01/20 If we’re not planning to raise taxes, extra spending can…
Launch of the ISME ‘Fair Book of Quantum’
January 23, 2020
ISME launched its ‘Fair Book of Quantum’ on Thursday 23rd January The current level of general damages for soft-tissue (‘whiplash’)…
Price gouging and stalled insurance reform
December 18, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 18/12/2019 Businessess involving children, adventurous or physical activity are effectively uninsurable  The reduction in underwriters in the Irish…
ISME’s misconduct complaints to the Law Society, Medical Council and Bar Council
December 16, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 16/12/2019 The Law Society has no interest in investigating fraudulent claim submission by solicitors The Medical Council finds…
ISME tests the market for captive insurers
December 6, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 06/12/2019 ISME taking practical steps to reduce insurance costs. Captive insurers won’t fix the insurance crisis, but will…
ISME urges people to shop local and buy Irish this Christmas
November 28, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 28/11/2019 Online retail and possible weak Sterling, post UK election, pose a threat to local retailers. Irish consumers…
Demand for Credit High and Bank Charges Hurting
November 26, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: DEMAND FOR CREDIT HIGH AND BANK CHARGES HURTING SME demand for credit is at 31%. Loan refusal rates…
Small Business Concern as Economic Uncertainty Increases
November 22, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN AS ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY INCREASES  Business Confidence falls 27% 48% of businesses expect to increase wage…
ISME welcomes the promise of Defamation Reform
November 15, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: 15/11/2019 The media is but a small subset of the larger defamation problem facing small business. Retail sector…
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