Recent press coverage

Budget 2018

The SFA issued a press release on 10 October following the announcement of Budget 2018. 

This was covered in:

On 10 October SFA Director, Sven Spollen–Behrens was interviewed on his reaction to the Budget on:

  • RTE Radio 1                                                       
  • Today FM
  • Newstalk
  • TV3
  • DCU Student Radio.   

National Women's Enterprise Day

SFA Chair, Sue O'Neill spoke at a National Women's Enterprise Day event in Leopardstown Pavillion on 12 October which was covered in the Tallaght Echo. 

Cost of doing business

The SFA presented at the Oireachtas Business, Enterprise and Innovation Committee today (17 October) on the cost of doing business, this was covered in the Irish Examiner on 16 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 Independent on 10 October.

Workplace wellbeing awards scheme

A report on absenteeism carried out by the SFA in 2014 was referred to in an article in the Evening Echo on 10 October on the launch of a workplace wellbeing awards scheme in Cork. 

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SFA E-Zine – The Tuesday Edition
Recent press coverage
Ex-hurricane Ophelia - answers to your working arrangements questions
Storm Ophelia - ESB & Irish Water updates
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SME environment remains broadly positive, but no room for complacency
Consultation survey on energy efficiency for business
SFA Webinar - Workplace investigations
3XE Search
SFA Awards 2018 closing date for applications
Book now - SFA Annual Lunch 2017
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