Wed, 08 Apr, 2020
Groups representing the most vulnerable small companies, including tourism, hospitality, and retail firms facing into the Covid-19 storm, say they are angered by the Government’s decision to allow Revenue collect a regular Vat payment at the end of next week.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2020
Irish economic growth will grind to a halt and unemployment will creep above 5% this year under Italy-style quarantines to control the Covid-19 outbreak here, the Economic and Social Research Institute has projected in new forecasts.
Mon, 09 Mar, 2020
A lawyer has said that 'companies must catch up with the law' after the Work Place Relations Commission (WRC) found that an RTÉ TV producer was discriminated against when she was forced to retire aged 65 and won €100,000 compensation.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2020
Irish shares and Government bond yields fell today as a political manoeuvre by UK prime minister Boris Johnson was seen as boosting the chances of a crash-out Brexit at Halloween and an early British election.
Wed, 28 Aug, 2019
The experts predict that a defeat may be snatched from the jaws of victory, with logic lacking in the Brexit negotiations. From local concerns to the international outlook,report on this week’s Brexit progress.
Thu, 15 Nov, 2018
Ireland’s shockingly slow broadband speeds have been shown to be among the slowest in Europe. Business organisations have called on Government to step-up to provide proper high-speed broadband, otherwise jobs could be lost, they warned.
Tue, 08 Aug, 2017
An opposition TD has warned Government not to impose a potential capital gains tax on family homes, saying officials are unfairly targeting ordinary people instead of vulture and property funds to address Ireland’s property crisis.
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017
Small business lobby group Isme has slammed the level of bank lending to SMEs as “concerning” and “disappointing” after revealing the loan refusal rate has jumped from 23% to 28% of applications during the second quarter of the year.
Sat, 17 Jun, 2017
The new Brexit strategy unveiled by Enterprise Ireland to assist companies in diversifying into eurozone countries should be replicated by the Government as a matter of national policy to assist small business, according to a lobby group representing SMEs.
Tue, 16 May, 2017
Mel Brooks sang a wonderful ditty in his 1983 comedy To Be or Not to Be. In full Hitler garb, he looks sincerely into the camera and says “All I want is peace. Peace. Peace!’ Then comes the punchline: ‘A little piece of Poland, a little piece of France, A little piece of Portugal and Austria perchance...”
Mon, 24 Apr, 2017