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Ireland "must strengthen promise on aid commitments" - NGOs
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Ireland "must strengthen promise on aid commitments" - NGOs

Apr 4th 2013, 6:55 AM 3,931 Views 57 Comments

Aid from Ireland fell by 5.8 per cent in 2012, according to the latest data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Cyprus Central Bank eases domestic restrictions
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Cyprus Central Bank eases domestic restrictions

Mar 29th 2013, 4:34 PM 4,402 Views 17 Comments

The regulator made the announcement to clarify the capital control rules it introduced this week to prevent a run on the country’s banks.

VIDEO: The world's most expensive Starbucks drink
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# Grande Mocha Frappe Dollarccino

VIDEO: The world's most expensive Starbucks drink

Feb 20th 2013, 10:44 AM 15,800 Views 29 Comments

See what $50 looks like in coffee form.

Column: Why Valentine's Day is a marketing dream
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Column: Why Valentine's Day is a marketing dream

Feb 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 353 Views 7 Comments

You can’t put a price on love – really? As long as there’s consumer interest in Valentine’s Day, the commercial opportunities will follow, writes Dr Margaret-Anne Lawlor.

Consumer spending power to stabilise this year, improve in 2014
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Consumer spending power to stabilise this year, improve in 2014

Feb 11th 2013, 8:27 AM 3,319 Views 20 Comments

Working households with mortgages will see the greatest growth in spending power while unemployed households will fare worst.

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries
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Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries

Jan 11th 2013, 2:45 PM 7,556 Views 20 Comments

December’s index saw the largest one month point decline in seventeen years.

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012
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CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012

Jan 3rd 2013, 10:45 AM 3,899 Views 7 Comments

The company announced today that it undertook 18 acquisition and investment initiatives in the second half of 2012.

Poll: Did you spend more than you expected to this Christmas?
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Poll: Did you spend more than you expected to this Christmas?

Jan 2nd 2013, 10:44 AM 8,299 Views 18 Comments

Most of your Christmas spending is probably done by now – so did you spend more or less than you thought you would?

Kenny 'doesn't like' Bank of Ireland rate hike - but can't stop it
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Kenny 'doesn't like' Bank of Ireland rate hike - but can't stop it

Dec 19th 2012, 2:51 PM 7,329 Views 70 Comments

Enda Kenny regrets Bank of Ireland’s decision on credit card rates, but says the issue is one for the Financial Regulator.

Bank of Ireland increases credit card interest by up to 4 per cent
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Bank of Ireland increases credit card interest by up to 4 per cent

Dec 19th 2012, 9:11 AM 7,450 Views 47 Comments

The rate increases, which had been advertised in October, kicked in yesterday – only a week before Christmas.

Lisa McInerney: Don't feed the Grinch - Christmas is meant to be over the top
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Lisa McInerney: Don't feed the Grinch - Christmas is meant to be over the top

Dec 17th 2012, 7:00 AM 50 Views 15 Comments

We overspend, not because we’re greedy or worried we’ll be ostracised if we don’t, but because we love how generosity feels.

Aaron McKenna: Where will Ireland be after two more Budgets?
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Aaron McKenna: Where will Ireland be after two more Budgets?

Dec 8th 2012, 8:15 AM 12 Views 101 Comments

The opposition’s reaction to Budget 2013 has been standard stuff. Will any party be credible the next time Ireland votes?

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments
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Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

Dec 5th 2012, 7:33 PM 34,121 Views 90 Comments

Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about Budget 2013
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INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about Budget 2013

Dec 5th 2012, 7:20 PM 15,012 Views 25 Comments

Want a simple run-down of everything that happened today? Check out this graph.

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 8,283 Views 42 Comments

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

91 per cent of consumers believe Budget 2013 will leave less to spend on groceries
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91 per cent of consumers believe Budget 2013 will leave less to spend on groceries

Nov 27th 2012, 2:35 PM 6,077 Views 44 Comments

Almost half of participants in a new survey also believe the price of cigarettes will increase a lot.

Almost half in online survey say they will spend less this Christmas
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Almost half in online survey say they will spend less this Christmas

Nov 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,188 Views 17 Comments

The Carat Ireland survey finds that consumers will cut spending on a year ago – with only 4 per cent planning to splash more than in 2011.

Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget
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Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget

Nov 9th 2012, 2:31 PM 3,161 Views 31 Comments

The Minister of State will meet with other EU finance ministers to discus the bloc’s budget for the coming year.

Irish consumers will be highest spenders in Europe this Christmas
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Irish consumers will be highest spenders in Europe this Christmas

Nov 8th 2012, 8:49 AM 8,003 Views 60 Comments

Two thirds of Irish consumers also say they will focus on supporting the local economy this festive season.

The Evening Fix... now with added emos.
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The Evening Fix... now with added emos.

Oct 10th 2012, 8:06 PM 8,248 Views 4 Comments

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump
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EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump

Oct 1st 2012, 8:46 AM 5,797 Views 7 Comments

Disposable incomes in Irish households fell by more than in every other EU country between 2009 and 2011 – except for Greece.

WIT president increased office spending 20-fold in eight years, TDs are told
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WIT president increased office spending 20-fold in eight years, TDs are told

Sep 28th 2012, 12:01 PM 6,758 Views 23 Comments

TDs are told how Prof Kieran Byrne increased non-pay spending in his office from about €30,000 to €634,000 in eight years.

'Litany of errors' costing the State millions - PAC chair
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'Litany of errors' costing the State millions - PAC chair

Sep 28th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,240 Views 35 Comments

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has reacted angrily to the latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General which was published yesterday.

The Evening Fix...now with added 'Wake the F**K up'
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The Evening Fix...now with added 'Wake the F**K up'

Sep 27th 2012, 7:50 PM 9,690 Views 7 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries
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Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries

Aug 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 8,471 Views 88 Comments

Latest Kantar figures show strong growth for Tesco in last quarter, while Aldi and Lidl are increasing their market share.

Consumer spending "down for fourth consecutive year"
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Consumer spending "down for fourth consecutive year"

Aug 14th 2012, 5:12 PM 3,955 Views 22 Comments

New figures also show that credit card debt is continuing to decline compared to last year.

One in two has friend who left Ireland since 2007 – survey
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One in two has friend who left Ireland since 2007 – survey

Aug 14th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,097 Views 39 Comments

Meanwhile, half of respondents to Sponge It survey say they think Ireland will be out of recession by 2016.

Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation
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Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation

Aug 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,065 Views 21 Comments

While consumer confidence is on the increase, Retail Excellence Ireland warns that spending continues to fall.

Column: Jack Lynch's victory 35 years today was a PR one...
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Column: Jack Lynch's victory 35 years today was a PR one...

Jul 5th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,171 Views 27 Comments

…But while the watershed campaign gave Fianna Fáil a landslide in 1977, writes David McCann, the triumph was short-lived and carries lessons for us today.

Everything you wanted to know about the bond markets but were too afraid to ask
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Everything you wanted to know about the bond markets but were too afraid to ask

Jun 30th 2012, 8:30 AM 7,254 Views 37 Comments

Ireland’s ongoing struggle is to get back to the markets – but what ARE the bond markets? Here’s our grind.

Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up
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Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up

Jun 28th 2012, 2:38 PM 2,855 Views 4 Comments

When including the motor trade, sales are at their lowest in five years – but without cars, the outlook is improving.

The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland
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The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland

Jun 23rd 2012, 1:09 PM 8,649 Views 50 Comments

Ireland ranked overall as the fifth most expensive place for consumer goods and services last year.

Inflation up 1.8 per cent over year to May 2012
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Inflation up 1.8 per cent over year to May 2012

Jun 7th 2012, 11:48 AM 1,279 Views 12 Comments

Consumer price index was unchanged between April and May but shows increases in education, transport, food and services over 12 months.

Column: 10 places where the Budget’s axe needs to fall
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Column: 10 places where the Budget’s axe needs to fall

Jun 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 54 Views 177 Comments

We can’t have our cake and eat it, warns NAMAwinelake – here are the areas where unpalatable savings will have to be made.

What recession? One in four going to Euros will shell out over €3,000
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What recession? One in four going to Euros will shell out over €3,000

Jun 1st 2012, 8:05 AM 2,836 Views 24 Comments

The results of a survey suggest the credit unions and piggy banks are being hit hard ahead of next week’s tournament.

Household loans and mortgage lending down in April
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Household loans and mortgage lending down in April

May 31st 2012, 2:23 PM 2,024 Views 5 Comments

Latest figures from the Central Bank show that the level of lending to Irish households continued to decline last month.

Consumer prices increase by 1.9 per cent
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Consumer prices increase by 1.9 per cent

May 10th 2012, 1:04 PM 1,126 Views 4 Comments

Central Statistics Office figures show consumer prices increased by 1.9 per cent in the year to the end of April.

Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing
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Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing

May 8th 2012, 12:19 PM 1,496 Views 11 Comments

KBC/ESRI consumer sentiment index rose slightly in April for the fourth month in a row.