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#Spending

From TheJournal.ie Top civil servant: 'Government should be able to walk away from projects if the cost works out greater than expected' Robert Watt

Top civil servant: 'Government should be able to walk away from projects if the cost works out greater than expected'

Watt previously warned ministers about not proceeding with the national broadband plan.

From TheJournal.ie TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017 Spending

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017

Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait Tax Cuts

Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait

The Taoiseach defended the policy but said it may not happen immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion First Holy Communion

Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion

A quarter of children make over €800 on their Communion day.

From TheJournal.ie Government must 'wean itself off' bloated €10.4bn corporation tax receipts, says budget watchdog Prudency

Government must 'wean itself off' bloated €10.4bn corporation tax receipts, says budget watchdog

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says corporation tax levels could be €6 billion above conventional levels.

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 Gardaí have spent €20 million on private tow truck firms since 2012 Spending

Gardaí have spent €20 million on private tow truck firms since 2012 Exclusive

Gardaí say it’s the price to pay for good police work.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash Hitting Home

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

From TheJournal.ie Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December Shop Till You Drop

Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December

Retail Ireland said that there will be an increase in sales this year of over €150 million.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures' Column

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'

Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Can money buy you happiness? Not if you're spending it the wrong way' Opinion

Opinion: 'Can money buy you happiness? Not if you're spending it the wrong way'

Gill Hasson says that you should spend your money on experiences, not things.

From TheJournal.ie Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind' Play It Cool

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'

The Summer Economic Statement this year sets out the plans for next year’s Budget. And it’s all about cooling those jets in case Ireland overheats.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you planning a 'buy nothing' break this January? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you planning a 'buy nothing' break this January?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018? Kakeibo

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?

We’ve had the Japanese art of tidying up – now it’s the Japanese art of saving money.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP Rulebook

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

From TheJournal.ie Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending Let's Get Fiscal

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

From TheJournal.ie Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession Personal Finances

Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession

Ireland is now the fourth most confident country in Europe, overtaking the UK for the first time in almost nine years.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak Growth

Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak

Goodbody said the Irish economy will reach full employment by the end of next year.

From TheJournal.ie The economy will grow but warning there is 'no case for tax cuts' Taxing Issue

The economy will grow but warning there is 'no case for tax cuts'

While Ireland spends more than average among ten rich EU countries, it is behind on spending in education particularly.

From TheJournal.ie Every week, the average Irish household spends €845. Here's where the money goes Splashing The Cash

Every week, the average Irish household spends €845. Here's where the money goes

The CSO has published its Household Budget Survey 2015/16, providing a breakdown of spending across the country.

From TheJournal.ie No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US Sad

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US

It looks like Trump’s plans to build the Mexican border wall will be shelved for the moment.

From TheJournal.ie Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending Spending

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending

The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.

From TheJournal.ie We're spending less in the shops this Christmas - blame it on Brexit and Trump Empty Wallets

We're spending less in the shops this Christmas - blame it on Brexit and Trump

That’s according to experts Retail Excellence Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE will have €14 billion to spend next year - but that may not be enough Spending

The HSE will have €14 billion to spend next year - but that may not be enough

While there will be 24,000 fewer medical cards, there will be 50,000 more GP visit cards.

From TheJournal.ie 'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget Cigarettes And Alcohol

'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget

There are very few puns.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?

After much speculation, tomorrow is D-Day.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending Daddy Or Chips?

Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending

Tax cuts for some, miniature Irish flags for others.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console Charity

Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console

Yesterday it emerged that the charity’s Irish operation would be wound down and its services transferred.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013 Outside Help

Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013

The area of Environment and Transportation accounted for more than half of the consultant fees paid out.

From TheJournal.ie You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election Opinion

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

From The42 Financial Fair Play? For the first time ever, Premier League spending tops £1 billion Billion Dollar Baby
From TheJournal.ie Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch Direct Provision

Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch

Around 3,000 adults and 1,100 children are currently being paid direct provision allowance.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How Financially Fit Are You? Sponsored By Rabodirect

QUIZ: How Financially Fit Are You?

It’s time to take the Financial Bleep Test.

From TheJournal.ie The average Irish person will spend almost €600 this Christmas Cash Outflow

The average Irish person will spend almost €600 this Christmas

According to a Christmas spending survey. And we all think we’re worse off than last year. Mind you, last year we felt the same way…

From TheJournal.ie How much will you spend on Christmas presents this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

How much will you spend on Christmas presents this year?

Irish adults spent an average of €297 on gifts last year.

From TheJournal.ie IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech Budget 2016

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

From TheJournal.ie IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech Budget 2016

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech

“No more booms and bust.”

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget?

Tax cuts and spending increases worth €3 billion will reportedly be unveiled – twice what was previously expected.

From TheJournal.ie A wealth tax is a possibility. You don’t need to be a member of the far left to call for this Opinion

A wealth tax is a possibility. You don’t need to be a member of the far left to call for this

Instead of cutting taxes and USC, politicians should start spending more, writes Julien Mercille.

From TheJournal.ie Can I see your boarding pass? Retailers are using your flight information to understand what you buy Spending Habits

Can I see your boarding pass? Retailers are using your flight information to understand what you buy

You might be able to refuse showing your card when shopping at some airports, but the DAA said it’s a boarding card scan is obligatory to make a purchase in their outlets.

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