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# downside - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

There's a major downside to jailbreaking your iPhone (if you're thinking about it)

It leaves your device vulnerable to malware as more than 225,000 users found out recently.

# downside - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Samsung defends Note 4 screen gap, saying it's a feature, not a flaw

The company insisted the gap was a part of the phone’s design and doesn’t affect its “functionality or quality”

# downside - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Not playing around - parents vent their rage as Smyths Toys cancels orders

But the company says the problem only came from customers trying to cash in on multiple discount vouchers.

# downside - Monday 18 August, 2014

'Increasingly sophisticated' scams on the rise, warns ISME

Business owners are being warned of ‘new and ingenious’ methods of defrauding them.

Drop in performance leaves just 30% of small businesses in 'growth mode'

InterTradeIreland says that growth isn’t widespread, despite signs of recovery.

# downside - Friday 15 August, 2014

'Great sadness' as Waterford's Red Kettle Theatre Company closes

There will be several job losses as a result of the closure.

# downside - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Enterprise culture "lacking" in Irish schools

ISME says students are encouraged to look for a job, not start a business.

# downside - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007

And it’s all about tax, say industry chiefs.

# downside - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

The OECD says lending to small business 'plummeted' by 77% during bust

The segment is still struggling to access finance as loan volumes decrease, according to the report.

# downside - Monday 7 July, 2014

Small business satisfaction with Government on the slide

The economy may be on the way back, but small businesses are still hurting according to ISME.

# downside - Friday 27 June, 2014

Retailers struggle with costs despite 6.2% sales bump this year

Despite a fourth straight quarter of growth, ISME warned that shop-owners are still under pressure

# downside - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Over 40% of SME loans are in arrears

A new Central Bank report found that there has been “no discernible upward trend” in lending to SMEs.

# downside - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'Disbelief' as staff locked out of plant in Carlow

The company’s 160 staff were given no indication before this morning that their jobs were at risk and receivers have now been appointed.

# downside - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

The recession claimed 15% of Irish businesses

Despite this, Irish people still started up more companies in 2012 than in 2008.

# downside - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Clerys boss: 'O'Connell street is a very cold environment'

The Jobs Committee was told that Dublin’s main thoroughfare is dangerous and dirty, giving retailers little chance.

Central Bank issues warning on crowdfunding regulation

Dame Street wants consumers to be on their guard, but the industry says it wants to be regulated.

# downside - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Councils warned not to pass property tax burden onto local businesses

Chambers Ireland issue the call after a Sinn Fein motion in Cork to cut the local property tax.

Think you're in debt? Try being an Irish hotel, they collectively owe €5.3bn

And it’s stopping them renovating.

# downside - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Here's why hotels are Ireland's most indebted small businesses

When it comes to debt, many Irish hotels beat off all comers.

# downside - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Small businesses believe upturn is 'fragile'

SMEs are holding off on expansion until they feel more positive about the upturn, a new survey has found.

SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in 'survival mode'

The EU Commission report found that lending to SMEs still remains weak.

The funding 'hunger march': over half of companies refused bank credit

Banks are ‘sugar-coating’ the acceptance figures, while the Government watches on, ISME said.

# downside - Monday 2 June, 2014

61% of independent off-licences will sack staff if excise duty rises

Just 7 per cent of these businesses said they have managed to maintain pre-Budget 2014 sales volumes.

# downside - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Ireland's most shuttered main street is...

Vacancy rates in Ireland could be combated by more pro-active local authorities, Retail Ireland has said.

# downside - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Sunshine causes problems for Ireland's water supply

Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture has issued a warning about heat stress on farm animals and called for increased cull rates to minimise queuing times at abattoirs.