Press & Media Coverage

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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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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15th-21st May

Damage limited to about 20 IP addresses so far Irish Times EI outlines plans for 600 Irish firms Irish Examiner Cut dole queues by slashing SME costs The Kerryman High cost impacting SMEs Limerick Post Oireachtas call for end to
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