Recent press coverage

Bus Eireann strike

The SFA issued a press statement on 24 March condemning the indefinite strike by Bus Eireann unions stating it will cause mass disruption for commuters and businesses. This was covered by:

  • Daily Mail - 29 Mar
  • Irish Examiner - 30 Mar
  • Midland Tribune - 30 Mar
  • Irish Independent - 1 Apr

SFA Director, Patricia Callan was interviewed on TV3's Vincent Browne Show on 30 March to debate the issue.

Brexit

Following the triggering of Article 50 by the British Government on 29 March, the Small Firms Association issued a press release with a toolkit for small businesses to help them to practically prepare for Brexit in their own business. This was covered by:

  • The Business Post - 29 Mar
  • Carlow Nationalist - 29 Mar
  • Irish Examiner - 29 Mar
  • The Times - 30 Mar
  • Belfast Telegraph - 30 Mar
  • The Daily Mail - 30 Mar
  • Irish Independent - 30 Mar
  • The Herald - 30 Mar
  • Clare Champion - 30 Mar
  • Irish Times - 1 Apr.

SFA Director, Patricia Callan was interviewed on RTE's Drive Time on 30 March on the topic.

SFA Awards

The SFA National Small Business Awards was covered in Business Plus on 1 April. 

SFA Pay & Conditions Survey Report

The SFA issued a press release on a SFA survey on Pay and Conditions of employment on 20 February, this was covered in Business Plus on 1 April. 

Internships

SFA Director, Patricia Callan was interviewed on Newstalk Drive on 30 March on the treatment of interns in the workplace.

In this issue
SFA E-Zine – The Tuesday Edition
Recent press coverage
1,981 employers held to be in breach of employment legislation
Brexit toolkit for small businesses
File up to 28 EU VAT returns in a single transaction via MOSS
National Planning Framework submission
BOI Economic Pulse March 2017
The top 10 HR/Employment Law questions from small businesses
SFA Webinar - Disciplinary and Dismissal
SFA Annual Conference 2017 - early bird offer 2 for 1
Train the key people in your business: project management and employee appraisal skills