Neil Mcdonnell

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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. (...)

High levels of fraudulent or exaggerated claims are often suggested as a reason for the expensive premiums charged to Irish consumers. Photograph: iStock

Less than 20 suspected cases of insurance fraud have been reported to An Garda Síochána despite new guidelines introduced last autumn, an Oireachtas c(...)

Children’s play centre – It has been claimed that the high level of payouts isdriving insurers away. File photograph: iStock

The Oireachtas finance committee has been told that huge increases in insurance payments are endangering jobs and businesses who cannot afford their p(...)

The committee will also be addressed by the Alliance for Insurance Reform, which says insurance costs are “crippling”

Lawyers are stymieing reforms of the insurance industry and the way the courts deal with compensation claims, an Oireachtas committee will be told on (...)

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(...)

ISME has urged insurers to confirm that they intend to register debt judgments against losing plaintiffs.

The Irish SME Association (ISME) has accused insurers that do not pursue costs against losing plaintiffs of “an egregious breach of duty”. ISME has u(...)

Approximately two-thirds of SMES surveyed said they favour a statutory 30-day payments regime with no opt-outs

Businesses in Ulster are the slowest to get paid across Ireland, according to a new survey that shows it can take up to 70 days for companies there to(...)

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 (...)

There is huge demand for rental properties in Dublin where average rents have increased by 105 per cent  since 2012.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A manager at one of Ireland’s biggest recruitment firms has said some Irish SMEs are struggling to compete due to multinationals offering staff accomm(...)

Flooding in Enniscorthy during Storm Deirdre. Photograph: Liam Ruth/Twitter

Thousands of homes and businesses have been left without electricity as Storm Deirdre moves across Ireland. A status orange weather warning is in pla(...)

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