Statement to the Seanad Public Consultation Committee
Earlier today, the Small Firms Association appeared before the Seanad Public Consultation Committee to exam the issue of fostering and sustaining the Irish small and medium-sized business sector. Sven Spollen-Behrens, SFA Director and Rebecca Harrison, Owner and Managing Director of Fishers in Newtownmountkennedy presented on behalf of SFA members. In August, the SFA made a submission to the Committee highlighting that there are many State supports for small firms but, from an owner-manager’s perspective, the environment is fragmented, confusing and inconsistent. Our submission reiterated the association's call for a national Small Business Strategy. It also outlined specific public policy recommendations in the areas of tax and the cost of doing business. A full copy of the submission is available here.
Information about the Seanad Public Consultation Committee and previous presentations can be viewed here.