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Motor insurance premiums have fallen, but not public liability insurance, according to  the Alliance for Insurance Reform

Public liability insurance premiums continue to rise despite a significant fall in the size of injury awards, the Alliance for Insurance Reform said o(...)

Isme says the nature of public service pensions means that a private sector worker, who wants to save for a pension as good as a public servant earning the same salary, would have to save at least half of their earnings throughout their working life. Photograph: iStock

Small business lobby Isme and Brokers Ireland, which represents financial advisers, have called on the Government to increase financial support for pr(...)

Loan notes will typically offer returns of 6-10 per cent a year and short investment terms of up to about three years. Interest is paid at stated points during the term, with the capital repaid at the end.

They may have come to the fore earlier this year following the collapse of German property vehicle Dolphin Trust, but loan notes have been around the (...)

Stuart Gilhooly, a former president of the Law Society: ‘On no Monday do I expect premiums to come down, no less this one.’

There is “not a hope” that insurance premiums will start coming down quickly following the introduction into force of new guidelines on personal injur(...)

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(...)

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