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Sports Direct was among a list of brands criticised for keeping their outlets open despite a nationwide lockdown of all non-essential retail. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Several high-profile retailers in the Republic have been accused of abusing the current Covid-19 restrictions by staying open while others have been a(...)

Cost of PPE will be a ‘substantial drag on businesses for some time to come’, said Isme. Photograph: iStock

The Government is effectively profiting from the maintenance of public health by charging businesses VAT on the purchase of personal protective equipm(...)

Joël Durand, owner of Blackrock Cellar off-licence in Dublin, has already reduced his opening hours, and now closes at 8pm instead of 10pm, because ‘there is no business after 8pm’. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The National Off-licence Association (Noffla) has warned against any changes to the opening hours of small, family-owned businesses, adding that minim(...)

Regina Doherty: she said the  new  leave would  be on top of existing entitlements

The decision to introduce extra paid parental leave later this year will be “extremely costly” for small businesses even if it is good that fathers ar(...)

Isme’s anger at the Government comes in a week when the State’s procurement practices are under fire after PwC found a ‘series of weaknesses’ in its approach to the construction of the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A lobby group representing small businesses has hit out out at the State’s procurement office for attempting to pass on the risk of a no-deal Brexit. (...)

The cost of some health store products will rise once VAT rises to 23%.

Health stores across the country are at risk of closing unless the zero VAT rate on food supplements is maintained, small business association Isme wa(...)

A Co Carlow park that was forced to close last month after its insurance premium more than tripled following a personal injury claim is set to reopen on Thursday. File photograph: Getty Images

A Co Carlow park that was forced to close last month after its insurance premium more than tripled following a personal injury claim is set to reopen (...)

ISME chairman Ciaran Murtagh said there was now an expectation among employees that their employer could meet ever-increasing housing costs through their wage packet

The cost of housing has now become “a material threat” to Ireland’s social prosperity, the chairman of small business association ISME said on Wednesd(...)

Nurses can avail of a flat-rate expense to cover the costs associated with their uniform and other work related expenses.

More than 80,000 employees will not now lose out on expense related tax relief until 2020, following a move from the Minister for Finance Paschal Dono(...)

Ciaran Murtagh, chair of Isme, the organisation representing small and medium businesses, who wrote to Minister for Education Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An employer’s group has asked all of its members to resign from State-run Education and Training Boards (ETB) following concern over corporate governa(...)

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