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It's true...Ireland IS affected by housing market changes more than other countries
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# ESRI

It's true...Ireland IS affected by housing market changes more than other countries

Jun 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,230 Views 60 Comments

New research shows that households in debt are only likely to reduce if if they are comparatively well-off.

Impact: We want more pay... as long as the economy can handle it
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# Deficit Targets

Impact: We want more pay... as long as the economy can handle it

May 16th 2014, 8:02 AM 7,695 Views 32 Comments

The public service union will only seek increased pay if the government reaches deficit targets.

The average number of Easter eggs we're giving this year is... three
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# Feeling Generous

The average number of Easter eggs we're giving this year is... three

Apr 17th 2014, 10:54 AM 9,617 Views 23 Comments

Gimme dem eggs.

Poll: Do you have more money in your pocket now than you did last year?
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you have more money in your pocket now than you did last year?

Apr 17th 2014, 8:55 AM 16,671 Views 92 Comments

New figures released this morning indicate disposable income has increased – has yours?

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high
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# Not So Happy Customers

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

Apr 7th 2014, 2:30 PM 4,763 Views 8 Comments

The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.

More people are saving for a rainy day - if they can afford it
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# Piggy Bank

More people are saving for a rainy day - if they can afford it

Feb 4th 2014, 2:17 PM 6,544 Views 14 Comments

Two thirds of people in recent savings index think government policy discourages saving.

Consumers 'gradually recovering from the extreme difficulties'
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# Spend Spend Spend

Consumers 'gradually recovering from the extreme difficulties'

Feb 4th 2014, 12:11 PM 6,607 Views 36 Comments

How are you feeling about spending more money?

London's palace is falling down, falling down...
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# Royal Not So Flush

London's palace is falling down, falling down...

Jan 28th 2014, 4:34 PM 16,267 Views 50 Comments

Buckingham Palace: a bit of a fixer-upper, apparently.

Poll: Has your disposable income increased?
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# Your Say

Poll: Has your disposable income increased?

Jan 21st 2014, 9:45 AM 14,606 Views 101 Comments

The Irish League of Credit Unions says disposable income has risen by almost €50 since December 2012 to €182 left at the end of the month.

Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet
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# Bills

Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet

Jan 21st 2014, 8:12 AM 5,647 Views 27 Comments

The latest survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions shows the number of people with no money left over after essential bills has fallen by almost 40,000.

Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year
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# Consultancy

Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year

Jan 15th 2014, 9:33 PM 6,226 Views 57 Comments

The Minister for Finance likened the consultants to painters, saying they were only used when needed.

Clothes and shoe sales up in November; books and newspapers down
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# Retail

Clothes and shoe sales up in November; books and newspapers down

Jan 8th 2014, 12:55 PM 3,537 Views 9 Comments

Retail sector says it is still under pressure.

6 unarguable reasons to avoid the sales today
# Bargain Bin
# Bargain Bin

6 unarguable reasons to avoid the sales today

Dec 26th 2013, 9:30 AM 16,803 Views 10 Comments

It’ll be hell, believe us.

Poll: How much have you spent on Christmas this year?
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# Poll

Poll: How much have you spent on Christmas this year?

Dec 24th 2013, 10:00 AM 12,862 Views 53 Comments

Christmas is a tough on the purse strings, so what have you spent?

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014
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# Revised Estimates

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014

Dec 18th 2013, 7:26 PM 5,015 Views 44 Comments

Revised estimates are required to be published before the end of 2013.

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders
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# Christmas Cost

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders

Dec 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,132 Views 42 Comments

The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.

Exchequer figures shows income taxes up €607 million
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# Returns

Exchequer figures shows income taxes up €607 million

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:37 PM 9,137 Views 97 Comments

The Social Welfare budget has an under spend of €182 million, while the Health budget is over.

47% of Irish people are willing to pay more for groceries from developing countries
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# Poverty

47% of Irish people are willing to pay more for groceries from developing countries

Nov 26th 2013, 5:29 PM 4,803 Views 36 Comments

A new Eurobarometer survey shows that 52 per cent said that tackling global poverty should be one of the Government’s main priorities.

One in four people are saving all year round for Christmas
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# Festive Stash

One in four people are saving all year round for Christmas

Nov 19th 2013, 7:26 PM 8,632 Views 61 Comments

New research on spending and saving habits also shows that fewer people plan to use their credit card for festive spending this year.

Twitter, Toronto mayor and mystery GPO woman: The week in numbers
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# Prime Numbers

Twitter, Toronto mayor and mystery GPO woman: The week in numbers

Nov 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,515 Views 0 Comments

Plus: how much will the average household spend on Christmas this year?

New number plates haven't helped motor industry
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# Cars

New number plates haven't helped motor industry

Nov 1st 2013, 1:25 PM 15,845 Views 131 Comments

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says that while the new number plates contributed to a small rise in sales, it has been a difficult year.

Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"
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# Spending

Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"

Oct 29th 2013, 5:25 PM 7,778 Views 11 Comments

New CSO figures show that people spent less money in supermarkets and petrol stations last month.

People spent less on groceries in run-up to Budget announcement
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# Shopping

People spent less on groceries in run-up to Budget announcement

Oct 29th 2013, 2:32 PM 7,176 Views 27 Comments

Tesco has seen a decline the amount of money people are spending there, while Aldi and Lidl are going strong.

Madeline McCann, Ryanair and online shopping: The week in numbers
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# Prime Numbers

Madeline McCann, Ryanair and online shopping: The week in numbers

Oct 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 16,068 Views 3 Comments

Plus: How many words were in the Budget Day speeches given by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin? Clue: a lot.

"Sickest and the poorest" set to be hit hardest by Budget cuts today
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# Budget 2014

"Sickest and the poorest" set to be hit hardest by Budget cuts today

Oct 15th 2013, 8:25 AM 9,322 Views 73 Comments

Budget speculation this morning is focused on increased prescription charges, cuts to medical cards and phone allowances for pensioners, and a decrease in dole payments for young unemployed people.

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?
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# Crisps With Notions

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?

Oct 12th 2013, 11:30 AM 12,372 Views 51 Comments

Yes, the distracting levies that put the WTF in the Budget announcement.

How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you
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# Tax Transparency

How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you

Oct 11th 2013, 3:29 PM 20,618 Views 105 Comments

Or rather Eoghan Murphy’s tax transparency calculator can give you a good idea of what your hard-earned money is being spent on

Irish consumer confidence at a six year high, says survey
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# Consumer Confidence

Irish consumer confidence at a six year high, says survey

Sep 30th 2013, 3:16 PM 5,167 Views 35 Comments

The latest KBC Bank/ESRI survey states Ireland’s consumer confidence index increased to 73.1 in September from 66.8 in August.

Consumer confidence is up, but disposable income is down, says report
# Money Money Money
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# Money Money Money

Consumer confidence is up, but disposable income is down, says report

Aug 14th 2013, 8:45 PM 5,402 Views 30 Comments

Credit card debt is in decline, property transactions on the increase but new car sales continue to struggle.

People spent more money than they usually would during the heatwave
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# Hot Stuff

People spent more money than they usually would during the heatwave

Aug 14th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,146 Views 14 Comments

Barbecues, trips to the beach, paddling pools… it all added up.

Almost everyone has cut spending as a result of recession
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# Cutbacks

Almost everyone has cut spending as a result of recession

Aug 1st 2013, 2:05 PM 10,305 Views 75 Comments

Cutting back on going out to pubs and restaurants is the most likely area of saving for households.

Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?
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# Opinion

Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?

Jul 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 112 Views 73 Comments

Despite the growing number of voices criticising austerity as a method to meet deficit targets, the government has indicated there is more to come. This situation can’t continue, writes Rory Hearne.

European Parliament approves epic €960 billion budget after months of squabbling
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# Finally

European Parliament approves epic €960 billion budget after months of squabbling

Jul 3rd 2013, 12:50 PM 4,245 Views 26 Comments

The EU budget cuts spending for the first time ever.

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area
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# Cronyism

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area

Jun 25th 2013, 11:56 AM 5,272 Views 23 Comments

Róisín Shortall has called for an end to ‘potential cronyism and secret decision-making around public spending’.

Under 50s stop saving as they struggle to pay off mortgages
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# Saving

Under 50s stop saving as they struggle to pay off mortgages

Jun 13th 2013, 8:47 AM 6,149 Views 18 Comments

It is thought that the deadline for property tax registration may have triggered this.

"Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April
# Consumers
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# Consumers

"Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April

May 28th 2013, 12:35 PM 6,484 Views 45 Comments

Retail Ireland has said government must give consumers “hope and a reason to start spending”.

Review of fixed penalty notice system recommended
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# Garda

Review of fixed penalty notice system recommended

May 17th 2013, 7:20 AM 4,693 Views 21 Comments

The Comptroller General said that the system has not resulted in changed behaviour in motor tax compliance.

Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out
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# Consumers

Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out

May 10th 2013, 11:51 AM 11,201 Views 78 Comments

However a report shows 60 per cent of adults still believe their income will be lower this time next year.

Watchdog's report into training fund finds problems with nearly €1m in spending
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# Spending

Watchdog's report into training fund finds problems with nearly €1m in spending

Apr 29th 2013, 4:04 PM 5,964 Views 22 Comments

A €4 million training fund administered by a senior SIPTU official was used to pay for promotions, travel and hospitality.

Tesco leaves US as profits drop by 51 per cent
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# Results

Tesco leaves US as profits drop by 51 per cent

Apr 17th 2013, 8:17 AM 12,587 Views 57 Comments

The supermarket behemoth said the further round of austerity measures has impacted customer spending in Ireland.