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Anticipated HSE savings of €362m in drug payments, agency staff 'did not materialise'
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Anticipated HSE savings of €362m in drug payments, agency staff 'did not materialise'

Mar 21st 2013, 8:55 PM 10,576 Views 63 Comments

A report published by the Public Accounts Committee said that it is clear that we are still paying than other OECD countries.

Poll: Is Cyprus right to tax people's savings?
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Poll: Is Cyprus right to tax people's savings?

Mar 18th 2013, 11:18 AM 16,064 Views 191 Comments

Cyprus is trying to push ahead with the EU bailout deal which will see people’s savings taxed – but is this fair?

54 per cent of people still believe now is a bad time to save
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54 per cent of people still believe now is a bad time to save

Feb 13th 2013, 12:44 PM 8,708 Views 14 Comments

The Nationwise/ESRI Saving Index revealed most people are still using any spare funds they have to pay down debt.

Irish households' disposable incomes rose slightly in third quarter
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Irish households' disposable incomes rose slightly in third quarter

Jan 14th 2013, 1:45 PM 4,245 Views 40 Comments

New CSO figures show that the increase in disposable income, combined with only modest spending, increased general savings.

National plan to save €721 million published by HSE
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National plan to save €721 million published by HSE

Jan 10th 2013, 1:40 PM 5,822 Views 33 Comments

The plan includes an additional cut to primary care costs of €60 million, staff reductions of 4,000 and a promise to reduce waiting times.

Annual savings up 10 per cent on last year
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Annual savings up 10 per cent on last year

Jan 8th 2013, 6:01 PM 6,110 Views 21 Comments

Research from EBS shows that people aged 16-24 are now more confident about their economic well being than this time last year.

Aaron McKenna: Changing the car reg plates is a good idea if it saves jobs
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Aaron McKenna: Changing the car reg plates is a good idea if it saves jobs

Jan 5th 2013, 8:15 AM 292 Views 67 Comments

If it persuades people not to put off buying a car in 2013 – either through superstition or vanity – it will be a worthwhile exercise, writes Aaron McKenna.

Over 75 per cent of people do their Christmas shopping at work
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Over 75 per cent of people do their Christmas shopping at work

Dec 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 2,945 Views 14 Comments

A new survey also showed that only 9 per cent of people will buy Irish this festive season.

The Evening Fix… now with added dashing Santas
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The Evening Fix… now with added dashing Santas

Dec 2nd 2012, 7:55 PM 9,176 Views 0 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey
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Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey

Dec 2nd 2012, 1:43 PM 8,287 Views 42 Comments

When asked what consumers will do with spare cash, half said they would use it to pay off debt.

Irish people saving less
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Irish people saving less

Nov 13th 2012, 2:41 PM 7,223 Views 21 Comments

Four in ten not saving money at end of month, but more people expect to be better off next year.

Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter
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Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter

Nov 9th 2012, 11:34 AM 4,346 Views 42 Comments

The CSO said savings were primarily used to pay down debt and fund property investment.

Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys
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Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys

Oct 26th 2012, 1:06 PM 29 Views 18 Comments

The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
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Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Oct 1st 2012, 5:25 PM 15,666 Views 111 Comments

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

Group wants increase in number of medicines available without prescription
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Group wants increase in number of medicines available without prescription

Sep 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 5,094 Views 17 Comments

An expert healthcare group has said this should occur as part of a framework for self-care in Ireland.

High Court approves €1.2m interim payout to Home Payments customers
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High Court approves €1.2m interim payout to Home Payments customers

Aug 10th 2012, 5:56 PM 3,193 Views 5 Comments

The company had approximately €2.1 million in its accounts when it went into liquidation last year, and owed in the region of €6.7 million to customers.

Customers of Home Payments Ltd to be repaid some money
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Customers of Home Payments Ltd to be repaid some money

Aug 9th 2012, 8:35 PM 3,651 Views 6 Comments

Customers of the former domestic budgeting company are to receive some of their money back, following the company going into liquidation last year.

HSE defends hospital food
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HSE defends hospital food

Jul 10th 2012, 3:51 PM 6,011 Views 43 Comments

The HSE has criticised a newspaper for comparing hospital food with ‘Happy Meals’.

Poll: Do you put money away each month?
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Poll: Do you put money away each month?

Jul 10th 2012, 10:37 AM 9,519 Views 40 Comments

Yesterday, it emerged that more than 1.8 million people have less than €100 left over each month. Regardless of what you earn, do you save money each month?

New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly
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New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly

Jun 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 4,743 Views 24 Comments

The price of off-patent medicines will be reduced under a new deal agreed between the HSE and the body representing the pharmaceutical industry.

Dublin Bus announces €15million cost-cutting plan
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Dublin Bus announces €15million cost-cutting plan

Jun 9th 2012, 1:37 PM 3,869 Views 24 Comments

Staff will see allowances reduced under the proposals, which the company said would not affect passengers.

Column: End this ridiculous, wasteful culture of ‘salami slicing’
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Column: End this ridiculous, wasteful culture of ‘salami slicing’

Jun 8th 2012, 7:00 AM 122 Views 36 Comments

Not all areas deserve equal cuts – but there ARE some things we could do without, writes William Campbell.

Bus Eireann seeking savings of €20m, but no redundancies... yet
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Bus Eireann seeking savings of €20m, but no redundancies... yet

Jun 6th 2012, 2:31 PM 1,849 Views 14 Comments

Reduction in overtime, changes to sick leave and annual leave, and an increase in working hours are all on the table for Bus Éireann workers.

HP Ireland: job losses will impact 'every business and region'
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HP Ireland: job losses will impact 'every business and region'

May 24th 2012, 9:15 AM 3,065 Views 12 Comments

But there is no specific details for the 4,000 people currently employed at HP Ireland.

ESRI index showing increasingly polarised saving behaviour
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ESRI index showing increasingly polarised saving behaviour

May 15th 2012, 11:40 AM 2,244 Views 5 Comments

More than half of people surveyed said they are saving less per month than they think they should be saving.

Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics
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Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics

Apr 14th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,939 Views 1 Comment

How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…

Consumers saving 'less than they think they should'
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Consumers saving 'less than they think they should'

Apr 10th 2012, 2:15 PM 5,321 Views 25 Comments

Some 55 per cent of people believe they are saving less than they ought to – while the number of those saving anything at all has declined, according to new data.

Credit Union’s ‘special manager’ has wages cut – to €375 an hour
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Credit Union’s ‘special manager’ has wages cut – to €375 an hour

Feb 11th 2012, 3:53 PM 7,096 Views 44 Comments

The special manager appointed to oversee operations at Newbridge Credit Union has his hourly rate cut at the High Court.

Government working to reduce size of Anglo bill
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Government working to reduce size of Anglo bill

Jan 30th 2012, 3:10 PM 2,270 Views 26 Comments

However, the Department of Finance could not confirm or deny reports that the State had asked to defer €31 billion worth of Anglo loans.

'Special manager' appointed at Newbridge Credit Union
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'Special manager' appointed at Newbridge Credit Union

Jan 13th 2012, 6:32 PM 4,992 Views 20 Comments

The government says the appointment does not mean the credit union is in trouble, and that services continue as normal.

The single image that explains what happens if we leave the euro
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The single image that explains what happens if we leave the euro

Dec 19th 2011, 6:53 PM 15,670 Views 72 Comments

This image from Boston Consulting Group provides a handy guide to the practical impact of leaving the common currency.

Household deposits in Ireland's banks continued to fall in third quarter
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Household deposits in Ireland's banks continued to fall in third quarter

Dec 14th 2011, 3:24 PM 2,173 Views 14 Comments

New figures from the Central Bank show that the amount Irish households kept on deposit in banks fell by €482 million.

Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target
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Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target

Dec 10th 2011, 8:45 AM 3,121 Views 11 Comments

Targets for next year may now be revised in light of the savings made in 2011 so far.

Mortgage holders advised to check contracts for possible savings
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Mortgage holders advised to check contracts for possible savings

Nov 24th 2011, 12:46 PM 4,046 Views 7 Comments

Thousands of homeowners in Ireland will see their fixed rate mortgage deals end in the coming months and they may be able to reduce their monthly repayments as a result.

Judges to lose the wigs from today
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Judges to lose the wigs from today

Oct 14th 2011, 7:15 AM 7,122 Views 16 Comments

Starting this morning, judges will no longer be required to wear horsehair wigs – a tradition dating back to 1660 – in court.

Almost 2,000 jobs to go at the BBC
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Almost 2,000 jobs to go at the BBC

Oct 6th 2011, 11:49 AM 398 Views 1 Comment

The British broadcaster also announced changes to its television and radio schedules as part of far-reaching cost-cutting measures.

Davy lowers forecasts for Irish economy
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Davy lowers forecasts for Irish economy

Sep 19th 2011, 3:34 PM 592 Views 3 Comments

Davy’s research division has revised its forecasts for Irish economic growth down as the global outlook deteriorates.

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’
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Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’

Sep 6th 2011, 12:00 PM 1,056 Views 12 Comments

The KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index is virtually unchanged, but shows a worrying emerging trend in the medium term.

British government-owned bank selling Irish arm... to Irish government-owned bank
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British government-owned bank selling Irish arm... to Irish government-owned bank

Aug 30th 2011, 11:51 AM 837 Views 9 Comments

British-owned Northern Rock is selling its Irish operation to Permanent TSB – which is almost totally owned by the Irish government.