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Irish grocery market slips back into decline - report
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Irish grocery market slips back into decline - report

Apr 2nd 2012, 11:57 AM 2,918 Views 21 Comments

The grocery sector declined by 0.5 per cent last year due to falling inflation.

In pictures: What sold better or worse last month?
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In pictures: What sold better or worse last month?

Mar 28th 2012, 2:42 PM 4,237 Views 1 Comment

Overall, the volume of retails sales dropped 0.3 per cent in February.

Column: Ireland is a country that doesn’t know what it wants to be
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Column: Ireland is a country that doesn’t know what it wants to be

Mar 22nd 2012, 7:30 AM 21 Views 23 Comments

First we blame our leaders for going one way, then the opposite. We need a grown-up discussion about where Ireland is headed, writes Aaron McKenna.

Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics
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Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics

Mar 17th 2012, 7:00 PM 4,421 Views 4 Comments

Plus: An all-time record for Irish exports, and how many of the government’s 109 TDs were in the Dáíl on Wednesday night…

Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?
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Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?

Mar 10th 2012, 6:03 PM 5,314 Views 84 Comments

Is our culture suffering from an epidemic of consumerism? What should we do to make sure we’re shopping sensibly? Let us know here…

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets
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Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets

Mar 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 17 Views 27 Comments

Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.

The Secret Service, centenarian bounty and cherished numbers: more on Howlin's report cards
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The Secret Service, centenarian bounty and cherished numbers: more on Howlin's report cards

Feb 25th 2012, 8:15 AM 5,300 Views 14 Comments

Some of the more interesting items found in Brendan Howlin’s financial report cards.

Opposition criticise Taoiseach for spending €30,000 on photography
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Opposition criticise Taoiseach for spending €30,000 on photography

Feb 15th 2012, 7:47 AM 3,972 Views 43 Comments

However the Taoiseach has said that the costs have decreased dramatically in recent years.

One in five households delayed bills to pay for basic goods - CSO
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One in five households delayed bills to pay for basic goods - CSO

Feb 14th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,629 Views 16 Comments

A household survey from Q2 of last year showed that 79 per cent of households had cut back on their spending.

3 in 5 consumers have signed up to an online discount site
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3 in 5 consumers have signed up to an online discount site

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 AM 3,860 Views 7 Comments

Consumers’ attitude to online deals appears overwhelmingly positive, with almost 9 in 10 of customers saying they would return to purchase from a site they had previously used.

Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy
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Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy

Jan 31st 2012, 12:03 PM 862 Views 3 Comments

The latest consumer sentiment index indicates that heightened concerns over the eurozone last month have eased somewhat.

Visa card spending in Ireland up by 48pc last year
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Visa card spending in Ireland up by 48pc last year

Jan 17th 2012, 11:24 AM 2,478 Views 23 Comments

Irish people spent €13 billion on Visa cards last year, while the number of transactions on Visa cards grew by 76 per cent.

Late payment fee warning issued over €100 Household Charge
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Late payment fee warning issued over €100 Household Charge

Jan 4th 2012, 9:09 AM 9,199 Views 154 Comments

Around 700 people have already paid the charge, which came into effect on 1 January, according to the Household Charge Project Board.

Arab Spring takes toll on tour operator Thomas Cook
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Arab Spring takes toll on tour operator Thomas Cook

Dec 14th 2011, 2:12 PM 1,774 Views 1 Comment

The British travel company says uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt deterred tourists this year, and it will close 200 stores over the next two years.

Your best post-Budget 2012 money-saving tips
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Your best post-Budget 2012 money-saving tips

Dec 13th 2011, 7:30 PM 6,327 Views 12 Comments

Over the weekend we asked you for your best tips on saving money over the coming year. Here’s a round-up of your top tips…

Budget 2012: Who exactly has to pay the €100 Household Charge?
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Budget 2012: Who exactly has to pay the €100 Household Charge?

Dec 6th 2011, 7:02 PM 16,966 Views 151 Comments

The new Household Charge is one of the most controversial proposals in the Budget – but who exactly is going to have to pay the new €100 charge?

Column: We had to make difficult cuts in the Budget - but these are extraordinary times
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Column: We had to make difficult cuts in the Budget - but these are extraordinary times

Dec 6th 2011, 7:30 AM 10 Views 101 Comments

Social welfare spending has to be cut in order to balance the budget – but we can still protect the most vulnerable, says Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection.

Government: Tax take is €500m less than we expected
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Government: Tax take is €500m less than we expected

Dec 2nd 2011, 4:56 PM 2,459 Views 37 Comments

The latest exchequer figures are in – and it’s worse than expected.

Let us know: What would YOU do in the Budget?
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Let us know: What would YOU do in the Budget?

Dec 2nd 2011, 12:04 PM 4,352 Views 209 Comments

Ireland must find savings of €3.8billion next week. How would you do it?

Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy
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Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy

Nov 29th 2011, 8:34 AM 1,492 Views 17 Comments

An independent poll shows most people support the focus on spending cuts rather than tax increases.

Poll: Will motor tax hikes make you change/get rid of your car?
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Poll: Will motor tax hikes make you change/get rid of your car?

Nov 28th 2011, 9:34 AM 8,022 Views 116 Comments

With a motor tax increase promised for a wide swathe of vehicle owners in the upcoming Budget 2012, how would that affect all you drivers out there?

It’s Black Friday – so here’s some crazy videos of people shopping
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# Buy Buy Buy

It’s Black Friday – so here’s some crazy videos of people shopping

Nov 25th 2011, 7:00 AM 4,497 Views 10 Comments

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America – but check out the extreme lengths people go to to make sure they get a bargain.

Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts
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Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts

Nov 22nd 2011, 7:21 AM 1,594 Views 36 Comments

Ministers are due to meet this morning for final discussions on next month’s Budget, with welfare expected to be on the chopping block.

Poll: Will you borrow to pay your Christmas bills?
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Poll: Will you borrow to pay your Christmas bills?

Nov 21st 2011, 11:27 AM 3,663 Views 50 Comments

A Credit Union survey says some households won’t finish paying off their Christmas bills until July. How will you cope with the season?

One in three will go into debt with Christmas spending - survey
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One in three will go into debt with Christmas spending - survey

Nov 21st 2011, 10:02 AM 1,154 Views 7 Comments

The average Irish child will receive €164 worth of presents from their parents, according to the Irish League of Credit Unions.

Overseas visits to Ireland up 11 per cent in first eight months of 2011
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Overseas visits to Ireland up 11 per cent in first eight months of 2011

Oct 21st 2011, 1:06 PM 358 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Irish residents made fewer trips abroad this summer.

Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more
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Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more

Oct 19th 2011, 1:28 PM 422 Views 6 Comments

Latest footfall figures show a marginal increase in visits to Irish businesses as people sought shelter from bad August weather in shopping centres.

How to market stuff to women
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How to market stuff to women

Oct 6th 2011, 4:16 PM 749 Views 10 Comments

A seminar focusing on Ireland’s female consumer – what she thinks and, more importantly, what she buys – is underway in Dublin.

What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?
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What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?

Sep 17th 2011, 8:41 PM 5,792 Views 42 Comments

TheJournal.ie reporters have been quizzing those in the know to describe the potential fallout of a Greek debt default on Ireland’s economic, social and political scene…

Video: How would you spend your last euro?
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# Vox Pop

Video: How would you spend your last euro?

Sep 9th 2011, 1:01 PM 374 Views 11 Comments

A chocolate bar, according to a good portion of the people interviewed in this video vox pop…

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Sep 6th 2011, 7:56 PM 822 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Emergency Department nurses in Limerick vote in favour of industrial action; former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army is jailed for war crimes; and we are left in no doubt about Madonna’s taste in blooms…

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 1,052 Views 12 Comments

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

European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal
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European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal

Sep 5th 2011, 4:05 PM 419 Views 12 Comments

Figures from Visa show that European consumers increased spending by 2.5 per cent in Q2… but that bailed out states were down.

Hopes for recovery take a blow as Irish consumers increase savings
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Hopes for recovery take a blow as Irish consumers increase savings

Aug 9th 2011, 11:36 AM 544 Views 8 Comments

The Nationwide/ESRI savings index shows a significant increase in the amount of cash that worried consumers are keeping aside.

Enda Kenny announces 'radical' changes to welfare
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Enda Kenny announces 'radical' changes to welfare

Jul 25th 2011, 8:56 AM 3,764 Views 110 Comments

The Taoiseach also warned of further spending cuts, saying we can “no longer afford” certain services.

HSE spent nearly €200m on taxis and private ambulances in five years
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HSE spent nearly €200m on taxis and private ambulances in five years

Jul 14th 2011, 8:19 PM 507 Views 13 Comments

The HSE spent almost €2 million staff taxis alone between 2008 and 2010 – but has defended this, saying this was a “cost-effective solution”.

Public not going out to spend as retail sales drop 2.1 per cent
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Public not going out to spend as retail sales drop 2.1 per cent

Jun 29th 2011, 1:10 PM 346 Views 13 Comments

The volume of retail sales fell by over 5 per cent in May 2011 once you exclude figures for the motor trade.

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New 'less girly' Beetle unveiled - the built-in flower vase is gone

Irish consumer sentiment takes surprising major spike From TheJournal.ie
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Irish consumer sentiment takes surprising major spike

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