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Final Press Release: ESRI Report

15 September 2020

Latest ESRI research signals urgent need to build SME financial resilience

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Final Press Release: SME Budget Recovery Submission

09 September 2020

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SME Budget Recovery Submission

09 September 2020

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Press release: Some positives in July stimulus but not strong enough to stabilise SME sector

23 July 2020

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Press release: July stimulus package is the last chance for many Irish SMEs

17 July 2020

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Survey: SME Recovery Ireland July Survey Summary and Analysis

16 July 2020

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Op-Ed: There should be hope at the end of the Stimulus. Submitted by John Moran to the Irish Examiner

13 July 2020

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Press release: Failed Covid-19 small business debt-based supports must be scrapped to provide immediate grant-based liquidity to small businesses

30 June 2020

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Press release: Programme for Government measures to protect SMEs welcome but concern over lack of major grant scheme to recover small businesses

15 June 2020

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Press release: SME Recovery Ireland calls for Government to urgently clarify its estimation of losses for small and mediums sized businesses so that the right medicine can be delivered to the ailing sector

8 June 2020

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Extra.ie: ‘Small businesses call for €6.5bn support package to be reallocated’ by George Morahan

Monday, 8th June

Topic: €6.5bn business support package must be reallocated or SME’s will become the nursing homes of the economy

TheSun.ie: ‘Coronavirus in Ireland – Economist says social distancing measures for pubs and restaurants should be eased despite risk’ by Craig Farrell

Monday, 8th June

Topic: €6.5bn business support package must be reallocated or SME’s will become the nursing homes of the economy

IrishExaminer.com: ‘Hopes rise that easing of Covid-19 restrictions will lift some of Ireland's economic gloom: ESRI professor’ by Eamon Quinn.

Monday, 8th June

Topic: €6.5bn business support package must be reallocated or SME’s will become the nursing homes of the economy

IrishTimes.com: ‘KPMG calls for zero rate VAT as data show slow economic pick-up’ by Peter Hamilton

Monday, 8th June

Topic: €6.5bn business support package must be reallocated or SME’s will become the nursing homes of the economy

KFM: Kildare Today presented by Clem Ryan. Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran.

Monday, 8th June

Topic: Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran re National Small Business Recovery Plan.

South East Radio: Business Matters presented by Karl Fitzpatrick. Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran – Part 2.

Saturday, 6th June

Topic: Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran re National Small Business Recovery Plan.

KCLR FM: The Bottom Line presented by John Purcell. Interview with SME Recovery Ireland Carlow Kilkenny local leader, Fergus Doyle.

Saturday, 6th June

Topic: Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland Carlow Kilkenny local leader, Fergus Doyle re update on the National Small Business Recovery Plan

Tipp FM: Tipp Today presented by Fran Curry. Interview with SME Recovery Ireland local leader and CEO of Expertivity Technologies, Alex McDonnell.

Friday, 5th June

Topic: Interview with Alex McDonnell, SME Recovery Ireland local leader and CEO of Expertivity Technologies.

LMFM: The Michael Reade Show presented by Michael Reade. Interview with Des Rogers, SME Recovery Ireland, local leader.

Wednesday, 3rd June

Topic: Interview with Des Rogers, SME Recovery Ireland, local leader.

TheJournal.ie: ‘Master of the High Court: 'Restructuring SMEs through examinership is needed in these tough times’ by Edmond Honohan

Sunday, 31st May

Topic: Piece by Master of the High Court, Edmond Honohan re SME’s including quote from Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran.

South East Radio: Business Matters presented by Karl Fitzpatrick. Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran – Part 1.

Saturday, 30th May

Topic: Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran re National Small Business Recovery Plan.

Newstalk FM: Down to Business, presented by Bobby Kerr. Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran.

Saturday, 30th May

Topic: Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran re National Small Business Recovery Plan.

Virgin Media One: Tonight, presented by Ivan Yeats. Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran.

28 May 2020

Topic: Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran re National Small Business Recovery Plan.

Mid West FM: The Tommy Marren Show. Interview with General Manager of Westport House, Biddy Hughes.

26 May 2020

Topic: Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

Sunday Independent: ‘SME sector left waiting for State to help it off the ground’ by Gabrielle Monaghan.

24 May 2020

Topic: Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran

KCLR FM: The Bottom Line presented by John Purcell. Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran.

23 May 2020

Topic: Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

Radio Kerry: In Business presented by Mary Mullins. Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran

21 May 2020

Topic: Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

LimerickPost.ie: ‘Call for SMEs sector to be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland begins reopening society and business.’

20 May 2020

Topic: Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

Clare.fm: ‘Small Businesses Demand To Be A Priority In Recovery Plan.’

20 May 2020

Topic: Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

East Coast FM: The Morning Show presented by Declan Meehan. Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran.

20 May 2020

Topic: Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

Clare FM: Morning Focus presented by Gavin Grace. Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran and owner of ‘Willlow’ boutique in Ennis, Jean McCabe

20 May 2020

Topic: Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

Galway Bay FM: Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan. Interview with owner of ‘Willow’ boutique in Galway, Jean McCabe.(1.05.30 – 1.09.30)

19 May 2020

Topic: Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

Press release: Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

18 May 2020

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DonegalLive.ie: ‘Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector.’

18 May 2020

Topic: Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

Sunday Independent: If we don't rescue businesses, we will end up bailing out banks' - warning from former Dept of Finance secretary general

17 May 2020

Hugh O'Connell: Ireland's extended lockdown and "conservative" and "unclear" reopening plan will leave many businesses permanently closed, with the "grave" economic impact of Covid-19 threatening the State's attractiveness to foreign investors, a government report has warned.

Today Show with Sarah McInerney

14 May 2020

John Moran talks to Sarah McInerney on Covid-19, the economy & job losses.

Virgin Media One: Tonight, presented by Matt Cooper. Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran. (39.00 - 43.20)

10 May 2020

Topic: National Small Business Recovery Plan launch

RTE One: Week in Politics, presented by Áine Lawlor. Soundbite with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran. (35.00 – 37.15)

10 May 2020

Topic: National Small Business Recovery Plan launch

Newstalk - Down to Business with Bobby Kerr

09 May 2020

This week we heard from a newly formed group called ‘SME Recovery’ who have come together to launch a National Small Business Recovery Plan which is asking the government for a serious investment to the tune of 15 Billion to help protect the SME Sector. The group includes Business Post Publisher Enda O’Coineen and former head of Microfinance Ireland, Michael Johnson who is a veteran of working with small business.

TheJournal.ie: 'Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans' by Ian Curran

09 May 2020

Topic: National Small Business Recovery Plan launch

RTÉ Radio 1: Morning Ireland, presented by Gavin Jennings and Rachel English.

07 May 2020

Interview with Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran.

Irish Examiner - New Irish SME Recovery alliance seeks Covid-19 'compensation fund'

05 May 2020

A new business alliance for small firms led by John Moran -- who was the secretary general of the Department of Finance during the early of former Finance Minister Michael Noonan -- wants the Government to draw up a two year plan and to tap European funds to pump ultra-cheap loans to help SMEs to survive the Covid-19 storm.

RTE News - New SME coalition calls for €15bn in recovery supports

05 May 2020

The government must show solidarity with small businesses here by agreeing a comprehensive recovery plan for the SME sector worth €15bn, including compensation for losses.

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