15th February 2019
Edition 6
Security Survey - Please Give This 5 Minutes Of Your Time Today!!

We are rolling out a survey to all CSNA Member store owners in relation to security. Over the past number of months threatening and violent behaviour by customers and the intimation of staff at convenience stores appears to be on the rise. Security and subsequent staffing issues are apparently a grave concern for store owners, managers and their staff. The CSNA have created this short survey to get a snapshot of our industry from a security perspective and we encourage you to engage with it please. The data will be most helpful to us all going forward, as it will form the basis of our approaches to both the Government and An Garda Siochana.

Please note all responses will be anonymous and your data will not be shared with any third parties.

To complete this short survey click here

Many thanks in advance of your time and participation in this worthwhile research project.

Irish Examiner - Price Increase Monday 18th February
Effective from Monday, February 18th, 2019, the recommended retail selling price (RRSP) of the Irish Examiner will increase
Change of Mind on Auto Enrolment Pension
Proposals for a new auto-enrolment pension scheme were "ripped to bits" during a public consultation, she said, which could change the shape of the plans
Switching To Vaping To Quit Smoking
Sir, - Dr Muiris Houstonís article "Irish anti-vaping sentiment needs to be stubbed out" (Health + Family, February 11th) is a welcome perspective
CSNA Member Sells Ä500k Euromillions Ticket
Pictured is Lena Gavin, manager of the Newsround store in the Dunnes Shopping centre, Tullamore, Co. Offaly where the winning Ä500,000 EuroMillion Plus ticket was sold from the draw last night
Show Me ID Awareness Week 18th - 24th February
Show Me ID Awareness week will kick off next Monday in Connacht, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan!
The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018: An Action Plan for Employers
The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act) will introduce significant legal and practical changes, of which employers should be aware
Move To Cut Costs Of Soft Issues Injuries Welcomed
Todayís announcement that the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has asked the Chief Justice to create simple rules to force through rapid reductions in awards for soft-tissue injuries
No Solicitor Probed For Colluding With 'Chancers' To Bring Fraudulent Claims
No solicitor has ever been investigated for knowingly helping a client bring a fraudulent case
Action Not Words Are Needed
The Alliance for Insurance Reform has called on Minister DíArcy to deliver on his promises to tackle excessive compensation for personal injuries immediately
Irish Businesses Urge Taoiseach For Longer VAT Deferral On UK Imports Post-Brexit
Over half of Irish importers source 75% or more of their imports from the UK
Insurance In Ireland Is Broken And Your Help Is Needed To Fix It
Iím certain that the cause of the problem is widely known
Magazine Name Change - Take Note
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Unstaffed C-Stores Becoming A Reality In Japan
Japanís Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) launched the convenience and drug store RFID initiative in 2017
UK: Supermarket Car Washes To Be Inspected As Part Of Pilot Scheme
The spot checks are a key part of the Responsible Car Wash Scheme (RCWS), an industry-led pilot project tackling modern slavery and lack of compliance within the hand car wash industry
Save The Date
National Conference
If you have a news story you believe would be of interest to our fellow retailers and you would like us to publish, please contact us by email on info@csna.ie or by calling 045 535050