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# isme - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Number on Live Register falls by 0.7 per cent in January

Unemployment dipped from 14.3 per cent to 14.2 per cent last month as a total of 439,589 people signed on in.

# isme - Monday 23 January, 2012

Mandatory sick pay "will lead to job losses and absenteeism"

That is according to the business owners who took part in a survey for ISME, who said that mandatory sick pay of four weeks will have a “disastrous effect” on businesses.

# isme - Monday 12 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know by 9am…

# isme - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Could Ireland move to the same time zone as central Europe?

No, it’s not part of the EU deal – but the Department of Enterprise has said there would be ‘definite benefits’ to joining France and Germany an hour ahead…

# isme - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Brendan Howlin cuts call was "shot across the bow"

Michael Noonan plays down Minister for Public Expenditure’s demand for 20 per cent cut across Government departments.

# isme - Monday 22 August, 2011

Online sales affected by poor broadband quality in Ireland

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association is calling on the government to do more.

# isme - Monday 27 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

Culture of nixers drives Ireland's black economy says ISME

The body representing small and medium businesses says the state could be losing as much as €5 billion per year.

# isme - Monday 14 March, 2011

From Business ETC Small businesses report more difficulty in securing bank credit Credit

Small businesses report more difficulty in securing bank credit

A huge 48 per cent of small firms are finding it difficult to access credit from banks, according to the business group Isme.

# isme - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME Maternity

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME

Mark Fielding has apologised for his comments concerning the employment prospects of young women under new proposed maternity -leave laws.