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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(...)

Shay Cody, joint general secretary of Fórsa trade union, arriving for pay talks at the Department of Finance on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Unions are optimistic that the Government will agree to accelerate steps to end the two-tier pay system for newer entrants to the public service. Ta(...)

The Central Bank of Ireland is one of a number of state institutions that were forced to close on Wednesday however all staff are working from home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Business lobby groups reiterated warnings on Wednesday to businesses to have a plan to deal with adverse weather conditions. A number of groups incl(...)

If politicians are serious about a national spatial strategy and creating vibrant industrial hubs outside the greater Dublin area, they must deliver h(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May’s comments have raised concerns of a possible hardline Brexit. Photograph: Oli Scarff/EFP/Getty Images

A number of proposals put forward by business groups in recent months to help Irish exporters facing difficulties due to Brexit have been rejected be(...)

“This market failure is allowed to happen because of the complete lack of Government intervention.” Mark Fielding, chief executive of Isme. Photograph: Frank Miller

The average payment period for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) improved by two days to 57 days in the second quarter, small business body Isme sai(...)

Nick Ashmore of  the SBCI: “At the end of last year, we lent a total of €172 million out to SMEs.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

With new regulations calling for greater transparency between the banks and small business to come into force this month, here’s a look at the highs a(...)

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