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According to advice from the Data Protection Commissioner, most employers are not entitled to ask their employees about their vaccination status. Photograph: iStock

Vaccinated and unvaccinated workers may have different entitlement rights to a Covid-19 welfare benefit if they have to stay away from work, according(...)

ISME found the number of respondents who believe their business can operate for more than nine months has increased to 68 per cent, up 5 per cent from April. File photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nearly two thirds of Irish businesses are availing of wage supports through the Government’s Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), according to a sur(...)

Revenue is a priority creditor under insolvency law

A Government Minister has suggested it will be possible for taxes owed by struggling small businesses to be written down in new “examinership-lite” pr(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said if established, the committee would provide an opportunity for trade union Siptu and employers’ group Ibec “to engage in negotiations . . . which could ultimately establish binding rates of pay and conditions for the sector”. Photograph: iStock

The Irish SME Association (ISME) has said it is “untenable” for the Government to proceed with establishing a joint labour committee for the early lea(...)

Isme said SME owners were being approached to invest in unregulated products, with promises of large financial returns. Photograph: iStock

Small business owners have been warned about the dangers of investing in unregulated investment products, following the collapse of a German property (...)

Google said it would provide free training to 40,000 people, concentrating on digital skills, by the end of 2021. File photograph: Getty

Google is offering 60,000 small businesses in Ireland help to recover from the effects of the pandemic, with a package of free training, advertising c(...)

The Government has accelerated its plan to reopen the State’s economy, which will see many tourism businesses open from the end of June while retail outlets can open from Monday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government should consider introducing a zero VAT rate for some businesses, according to KPMG, one of the State’s largest accountancy firms. The c(...)

In its alternative guide, Isme has revised downwards the range values used in the official Book of Quantum.

Payouts for personal injury claims should be cut by as much as 80 per cent, according to business lobby group Isme, which has published an alternative(...)

Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford: details around the various types of solutions under review in Dublin and Brussels for Border checks in the absence of infrastructure remain under wraps. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

EU bureaucrats swap their holiday novels for no-deal Brexit contingency papers this week as planning for a potentially messy UK departure begins (agai(...)

“The Border communities are currently at a double disadvantage with the imminence of Brexit and the non-functioning of the assembly in Stormont”

Businesses in Border counties should immediately draw up strategies to be implemented post-Brexit “which will protect current cross-Border business ar(...)

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