A business umbrella group has hit out at new Government rules allowing up to 60,000 parents to take two extra weeks of paid leave in the first year of their child's life, claiming it will damage firms and is not based on any "common sense".
Fri, 01 Nov, 2019
The Small Firms Association has branded the decision to grant a near 3% increase in minimum pay rates for building and electrical contractors "disappointing" and said the move will make it more difficult for small companies in the sector to compete.
Fri, 10 May, 2019
Philip O’Leary, managing partner of Cork law firm FitzGerald Legal & Advisory, has been appointed as a board member to the Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB), funded by Ireland’s five main retail banks with the aim of rebuilding trust in the sector.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
Mon, 19 Dec, 2016
Sun, 20 Nov, 2016
Fri, 18 Nov, 2016
Wed, 19 Oct, 2016
Even in a budget with very little room for manoeuvre, this Government has missed an opportunity to address the many issues facing entrepreneurs, which would assist them in providing additional employment and driving prosperity all parts of the country.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2016
A recommended 10c increase in the national minimum wage — outlined to government yesterday and due to be considered as part of the October Budget package — has been widely-slammed as being anti-business and potentially damaging to Ireland’s competitiveness.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2016
AMIDST the layers of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, one thing is for sure: Ireland’s business environment must be fit for purpose and as attractive as possible to potential investors and existing businesses, both large and small, writes.
Mon, 18 Jul, 2016