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ISME’s BUSINESS TRENDS REPORT

24th April, 2017 Increase in 5 out of 12 confidence indicators. 35% of businesses will not increase pay this year. Current Exports down & Export Expectations drop by 19%. Brexit biggest concern among SMEs.   The results of the ISME
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GOVERNMENT ACTION NEEDED ON EU TENDERING OPPORTUNITIES

20th April, 2017 Government must assist SMEs in EU tenders Nominate one agency to drive international tender openings Last month, ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association identified that billions of euro in tendering opportunities would open in the
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RISING RATES IMPACTING EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

4th March 2017, Current Valuations Act ‘unfit for purpose’ ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association today (April 4th) acknowledges the fall in the unemployment rate, but highlights its concern at the rising commercial rates in the SME sector.
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WILDCAT TOTALLY UNJUSTIFIED

ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, today (March 31st) condemns the secondary picketing by Bus Eireann workers of Dublin Bus and Iarnród Éireann depots.  The Association calls for an immediate end to these wildcat actions, and for the
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ISME BREXIT SURVEY RESULTS

28th March 2017, 11% of members considering relocation of up to half of their business to the UK. 77% feel Brexit will not impact on staffing. ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association today (28th March) publishes the results
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BUSINESSES AND WORKERS HIT HARDEST BY STRIKE ACTION

24th March, 2017. Thousands left stranded as a result of strike action. Businesses and workers impacted most.   ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association today (March 24th) expressed concern for small businesses and employees nationwide after the commencement
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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS SMEs

Large scale tendering potential for SMEs. State agency is needed to develop indigenous SME sector. Following Enterprise Ireland’s highly successful seminar on International Business Opportunities on 16th March, Neil McDonnell, CEO of ISME, is calling for Irish firms to start
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HIGH BUSINESS COSTS HURT JOB CREATION

16th March, 2017 Government influenced costs must be reduced. Jobs at risk due to high business costs. With the recent release of the CSO inflation figures for February, today (16th March) ISME, the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association calls
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Booking now open for the 2017 ISME Lunch

ISME is delighted to announce details about its 2017 Annual Lunch. The event will take place on Friday 2nd June, 12.30-3.30pm in the Hogan Mezzanine Suite, Croke Park. The price for an individual place is €60.00 and for a Table of 10 it’s €550. Join 500 fellow businesspeople for what promises to be is THE best business lunch of the year!

UNIONS MUST WAIT ON PUBLIC SECTOR PAY COMMISSION REPORT

10th March 2017 Demands by unions unwarranted. Inequality between public and private sector pay continues. ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, reiterates its position that there should be no agreement on public sector pay increases until the Public
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