Recent press coverage

Budget 2018

The SFA issued a press release this afternoon following the announcement of Budget 2018 by Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

SFA Employment Law Conference

The SFA issued a press release on 9 October on the SFA Employment Law Conference  that took place in Clontarf Castle. GDPR was one of the key topics at the conference, attendees also received information and advice on the Workplace Relations Commission, managing probation, lessons from employment case law and advice on discipline and dismissals. This was referred to in an article in the Irish Times and on on 9 October.


YOUR BUSINESS LIVE which is supported by the SFA and Ibec have announced a change in date for Ireland’s two day SME showcase, due to the scale of the event. The event will now take place on 10 and 11 April 2018 in the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. This was covered in the Irish Tech News, The Irish Independent and The Herald on 5 October.

Workplace wellbeing awards scheme

A report on absenteeism carried out by the SFA in 2014 was referred to in an article in the Irish Examiner on 6 October on the launch of a workplace wellbeing awards scheme in Cork. The report found that absenteeism costs small businesses over €490 million per annum with 4,052,222 days lost in 2014.

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In this issue
SFA E-Zine – The Tuesday Edition
Recent press coverage
Budget 2018 is a step in the right direction for small business
Change to collective redundancy notifications
Free and subsidised workshops to help improve your tendering success
Don't miss your chance to win a prize package valued at €50,000
Fraud awareness campaign
Employee wellbeing - WHY and HOW - tips for small business
Retail Ireland Summit
SFA Webinar - Workplace investigations
Taking Care of Business
Book now - SFA Annual Lunch 2017
Limited places remaining: Project Management one-day course, 18 October