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1.   €125m fund to boost small and medium sized businesses.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton has announced an investment fund of €125m for Irish businesses. The Irish Software Association has welcomed the news as it will help tech businesses ‘create’ and ‘innovate’.

2.   The Curran Account: Free of the Troika. Now what?

Richard Curran assesses the impact of the Troika in Ireland over the last three years.

3.   Ireland eases small business reporting burden

The Revenue Commissioners has confirmed they are to extend the scope of the simplified reporting regime for small businesses in respect of VAT, PAYE/PRSI and Relevant Contracts tax from 1st January 2014.

4.   Irelands reputation restored, says National Economic and Social Council.

Irelands success in adhering to the ‘remarkably large fiscal adjustment’, has done much to restore the country’s reputation internationally, the NESC has said. In its report Irelands Five Part-Crisis, Five Years On, it says there has been a significant recovery of cost competiveness, an improvement in export growth, GDP growth and Foreign Direct Investment has been sustained.

 5.   SME firms are “ignored” by government that fails to tackle high costs

Small and medium sized firms are the corner stone of the economy yet their needs are repeatedly ignored by a government that fails to tackle high business costs.


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