Ireland At A Brexit Disadvantage Over Uncompetitive Incentives For Employees

The Irish economy is at a Brexit disadvantage because companies here cannot offer their employees share incentives that are as attractive as those available in the UK and other EU countries. That was the warning from the Irish ProShare Association (IPSA) today as it called on the Government to fast-track tax reform and introduce new […]

Discover Energy Saving Solutions At SEAI’s Energy Show

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is inviting businesses to come to the Energy Show 2017, the premier business energy event taking place at the RDS, Dublin in three weeks time on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of April.   The annual two-day free event brings together 160 exhibitors of sustainable energy technologies and […]

Tradespeople And Construction SMEs Must Meet Tough Regulations To Survive

Tradespeople and SMEs operating in the construction sector face challenges in ensuring they are compliant with new regulations in the industry.  The Construction Industry Federation will host an event for tradespeople and SMEs in the sector to help them remain compliant as the industry recovers and demand for construction increases.   CIF Regional Director Justin […]

CIF Calls On SMEs To Think Safety To Reduce Workplace Accidents

The Construction Industry Federation has launched its annual construction safety week campaign today and called on all construction companies to set aside time this week to re-emphasis the importance of safety to their employees with a view to further reducing workplace accidents.   The week will commence on September 12th and will see a series […]

Construction SME Skillnet to address skills shortages by providing more training options for SMEs

As the skills shortage within the construction industry increases, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and Skillnets – a Department of Education initiative- have joined forces to develop a programme aimed specifically at SMEs that will deliver more industry focused training where the need is greatest.  The roll out of these new training programmes will initially […]

Connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector

Thursday 13th November  2014 from 09.15am – 2.00pm Hodson Bay Hotel, Roscommon Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) and HSE in partnership with Enterprise Ireland are running an information and networking event connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector as part of the €115m Primary Care Centre PPP programme. […]

New protocol needed for negotiations between banks & small businesses in financial difficulties

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI), Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) and RGDATA have come together to send a clear message to the Government that the current basis on which negotiations between banks and small businesses in dealing with credit difficulties, is not working.   In a joint statement issued […]

Minister Rabbitte encourages SMEs to input into National Broadband Plan

Speaking in IBEC today to members of the Telecommunications Industry Federation, the Minister stressed the competitive importance of SMEs engaging on-line more intensively and the need to break down barriers which are discouraging a significant number of SMEs from harnessing the power of the internet. In a briefing on the report of the recently published […]