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From TheJournal.ie Eoin McGee: Survive without takeaway coffee during the lockdown? Here's what we can learn from that and other broken spending habits Opinion

Eoin McGee: Survive without takeaway coffee during the lockdown? Here's what we can learn from that and other broken spending habits

Financial planner Eoin McGee has some advice on how to approach your finances as we emerge from lockdown.

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown

This week, our reader finds she’s enjoying slowing down while staying at home during the shutdown, and is spending less.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children Money Diary

How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children

This week, our reader details the week she spent in early March as Covid-19 became a public health issue in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie U2 are donating €10 million to fund PPE for healthcare workers in Ireland Bono

U2 are donating €10 million to fund PPE for healthcare workers in Ireland

The money will be spent securing personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.

From TheJournal.ie 19,000 people close pandemic payment due to claiming it 'in error' Wages

19,000 people close pandemic payment due to claiming it 'in error'

The government says the temporary wage subsidy scheme is not being taxed at the time at which you receive it.

From TheJournal.ie Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams Banking

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams

Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

From TheJournal.ie Warning over increase in fake Euro notes as  'prop money' with value of over €430k seized Scam

Warning over increase in fake Euro notes as 'prop money' with value of over €430k seized

The use of fraudulent currency when making purchases is an offence.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend my Money: A 26-year-old chef in Maynooth who is studying while working Money Diaries

How I Spend my Money: A 26-year-old chef in Maynooth who is studying while working

This week, our reader shows how he manages to keep his spending down because he gets his meals at work.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old back living at home and on the dole after over a year travelling Money Diaries

How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old back living at home and on the dole after over a year travelling

This week, our reader details her spending while on social welfare benefits after taking a year out to travel.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI' State Funding

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

From TheJournal.ie Government drafting legislation to regulate cash for gold shops We Buy Gold

Government drafting legislation to regulate cash for gold shops

There was concern when these shops first opened in Ireland that they were being used by burglars to offload stolen jewellery.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment? Podcast

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

From TheJournal.ie Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect? Budget 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’ Donation

Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’

The man left the money to Sinn Féin in his will.

From The42 'The expenditure is just going up and up and up' - Sligo LGFA appeal for financial support for All-Ireland semi Caught For Cash

'The expenditure is just going up and up and up' - Sligo LGFA appeal for financial support for All-Ireland semi

The Connacht side face Tipperary at Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disorderly' Brexit a real possibility, says minister as he outlines how much money there is for Budget 2020 Cash In The Kitty

'Disorderly' Brexit a real possibility, says minister as he outlines how much money there is for Budget 2020

The Summer Economic Statement tells us what money we have to spend in October’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020 Libra

Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020

Facebook and some two dozen partners released a prototype of Libra as an open source code for developers interested in weaving it into apps, services or businesses/

From TheJournal.ie There was one winner of last night's Lotto jackpot worth €6.2 million Winner Winner

There was one winner of last night's Lotto jackpot worth €6.2 million

The winning ticket was sold in the north east of the country.

From TheJournal.ie This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything Carlow Arts Festival

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.

From TheJournal.ie Prize bond fund reaches record amount - and over 200,000 people won last year Cashing In

Prize bond fund reaches record amount - and over 200,000 people won last year

In 2018, gross sales reached €574 million and pushed the total value of the fund up to €3.4 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Two people released following arrests in Sligo over illegal money lending Extortion

Two people released following arrests in Sligo over illegal money lending

A man, woman and teenage girl were arrested today.

From The42 Six Nations considering whopping £500m offer from investors CVC Global Game

Six Nations considering whopping £500m offer from investors CVC

News of the bid comes on the eve of a crucial World Rugby meeting about the proposed Nations Championship.

From TheJournal.ie UK Moneylender charging nearly 50% APR opens for business in Ireland Amigo Loans

UK Moneylender charging nearly 50% APR opens for business in Ireland

Amigo uses a model whereby a friend or family member acts as a guarantor for the borrower in case they can’t pay the money back.

From TheJournal.ie Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted' Complaint

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'

That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.

From TheJournal.ie Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports Fraud

Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports Exclusive

They were due back before the courts two months ago.

From TheJournal.ie Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean? Explainer

Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean?

It could mean they can offer small loans to people who otherwise mightn’t get credit.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How will the liquidation of Qudos impact Irish customers? Explainer

Explainer: How will the liquidation of Qudos impact Irish customers?

The short answer is, we don’t know yet. But here’s what might happen.

From TheJournal.ie The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital Property Market

The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,620 per month.

From The42 Floyd Mayweather to fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer on New Year's Eve Money

Floyd Mayweather to fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer on New Year's Eve

The format or rules for his meeting with Tenshin Nasukawa have not yet been specified.

From TheJournal.ie European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit Celtic Interconnector

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

The €1 billion underwater electricity cable linking Ireland and France is expected be finished by 2025/2026.

From TheJournal.ie Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes Decisions Decisions

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes

Leo Varadkar said the government would ‘grasp the nettle’ and increase carbon tax. Today, it failed to deliver.

From TheJournal.ie €1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund Budget 2019

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund

Another €500m is to be added to the fund annually from 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Cash and gold coins found during search over €3.5 million fraudulent claims Cork

Cash and gold coins found during search over €3.5 million fraudulent claims

CAB and gardaí carried out the search.

From The42 Mayweather says '9 figure pay day' and Pacquiao rematch on cards this year Money

Mayweather says '9 figure pay day' and Pacquiao rematch on cards this year

The US star earned an estimated $220 million from the previous fight.

From TheJournal.ie 'You don’t have to be male, middle-aged and born into the right family to be rich in Ireland – but it helps' Opinion

'You don’t have to be male, middle-aged and born into the right family to be rich in Ireland – but it helps'

Journalist Joe O’Shea delved into the world of Ireland’s rich list for a two-part programme due to air this week.

From TheJournal.ie Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019 Budget 2019

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue detector dog Josie helps find €90k in cash that could be connected to criminal activity Dublin Airport

Revenue detector dog Josie helps find €90k in cash that could be connected to criminal activity

The money was found when a UK national in her thirties was searched.

From TheJournal.ie Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year Wages

Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year

The organisation has had to cap overtime to try to control its spending.

From TheJournal.ie Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year Conservation

Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year

A new study looked at pandas and their reserves, and compared them in 1980 to today.

From TheJournal.ie Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year Social Protection

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

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