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# costs - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Bad news for travellers- roaming charges are going nowhere yet

The EU Parliament wants them stopped but the EU Council says more time is needed.

# costs - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Sick days cost €490 million last year but which area had the highest rate of absence?

Back pain, anxiety and depression were the biggest contributors to absenteeism in 2014.

# costs - Monday 1 December, 2014

Your Dublin Bus and Irish Rail commutes just got more expensive

But if you use a Leap card, you might be saving money.

# costs - Monday 24 November, 2014

Irish Water's meter installation is 'on target and ahead of budget'

Ervia chief Michael McNicholas was speaking after it emerged that the cost of water meters had been underestimated by €107 million.

So Samsung's flagship phone didn't do as well as expected

The company sold 12 million Galaxy S5 units in 90 days, a 40% drop compared to its predecessor, with overstocking a major issue.

# costs - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Did you have to give up your health insurance? Here's how Leo Varadkar wants to help

The Minister has announced how he will address the increase in premiums for private health insurance.

# costs - Monday 28 July, 2014

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k Early Christmas? This post contains a poll

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k

The average cost for an Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is between €290-€350.

# costs - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Irish parents shell out for some of the highest childcare fees in Europe

A new report says that Ireland is one of only two countries where there is no minimum level of formal qualification for working with younger children.

# costs - Thursday 26 June, 2014

It turns out the Mahon Tribunal is going to cost less than was previously thought*

*Though it’s still a whopping €159 million.

# costs - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Ireland up to 15th (beating the UK) in world competitiveness charts

IDA Ireland has welcomed the two place improvement, which leaves us just ahead of the UK.

# costs - Thursday 15 May, 2014

€490,000 fine for FBD Insurance after consumer code breaches

The Central Bank has hit the insurer with a penalty after violations by an outsourced partner.

# costs - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Woman receives €40,000 after complaint about dentist

130 formal complaints made against Irish dentists last year

# costs - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Homeowners to foot the bill for water used during construction works

The Construction Industry Federation says that its members have yet to raise the issue.

# costs - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Is it too expensive to do business in Ireland?

Cost savings are temporary without reform, IBEC says.

# costs - Friday 28 March, 2014

Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013

The annual report also outlines cost savings of €30 million are to be introduced.

# costs - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Government makes no comment on postcode costs amid Dáil claims of €30m

Minister Rabbitte told the Dáil that his department was assisted in the tender process by a consulting firm.

# costs - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m

Local authorities across the country are in the midst of a clean up following the recent severe storms.

# costs - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Samsung earnings fall as mobile growth slows down

Analysts say that the company’s smartphone business was not as lucrative because of higher marketing costs.

Putting electricity cables underground will add 3% to electricity bills over the next 50 years, says Rabbitte

The deadline for submissions on this third round of public consultation conducted by Eirgrid is 5pm today.

# costs - Monday 6 January, 2014

British fighter jet flies using 3D printed parts

It’s estimated that 3D printing parts would help the RAF save €1.4 million.

# costs - Saturday 21 December, 2013

NAMA paid out over €143m in consultant fees since 2009

More than €18 million has been spent of legal fees since NAMA’s inception in 2009.

# costs - Monday 16 December, 2013

HSE paid out over €255m on legal fees since 2005 Exclusive

The legal fees bill reached over €46.5m in 2012, an increase of more than €10 million on 2011.

# costs - Thursday 12 December, 2013

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

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

# costs - Monday 18 November, 2013

Index shows first time buyers spend 17% of their net income on their new home

There is a higher afforability level in Dublin due to property prices increasing by up to 12.1 per cent.

# costs - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Department of Health to increase cost of health insurance policies

The stamp duty for health insurance products providing ‘advanced’ cover will increase from €350 to €399 per adult and from €120 to €135 per child from 1 March

# costs - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions

Yesterday’s conference on medical negligence was told the health service could save millions if the traditional deny and defend policy was replaced.

# costs - Friday 18 October, 2013

Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers

The cap on the tax relief on health insurance policies will increase the costs for customers.

# costs - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Fire crew stoned with rocks a day after they call for an end in anti-social behaviour

IFESA says the Waterford incident is just the latest in anti-social attacks on fire service crews.

The Gathering might return in five or seven years time, says Varadkar

The Gathering brought in more than 300,000 tourists, but he said it is not something that can be done too often.

# costs - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Fine Gael's €600k Moriarty Tribunal bill paid by Taoiseach's Department

The Moriarty Tribunal costs continue to accumulate…in the third quarter of this year, the bill came to €886,482.23.

# costs - Friday 11 October, 2013

French court upholds ban on fracking

France banned the practice in 2011 over the objections of the oil industry.

# costs - Monday 7 October, 2013

Browse the web, send emails and texts - it's all possible on some Aer Lingus flights

You can now connect to Wi-Fi and use your mobile phone while flying with Aer Lingus to the US, but it will cost you.

# costs - Thursday 19 September, 2013

How much will Seanad abolition save? Quinn doesn't know, but Hayes says it's €20m

The Labour and Fine Gael ministers had different views on how much would be saved by abolishing the upper house.

# costs - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents?

There have been calls for schools to allow parents to buy generic uniforms and iron-on crests to save money. Do you agree?

# costs - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Delayed discharges "cost the HSE €540,000 a night"

A report by a body representing private care givers has found that the government could save €2 billion over the next nine years if outsourcing and competitive tendering were policy.

# costs - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Hundreds of families applying for grants to help cover high funeral costs

The Department of Social Protection is paying out more than €5 million every year to help people cover funeral and burial expenses for their loved ones.

# costs - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Parents provide €421 per month on average to their college-going child

Students spend the money on rent, bills, food, books and going out.

# costs - Friday 2 August, 2013

Poll: Have you avoided a GP visit in the past year due to costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

# costs - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

'Slopping out' to end in Mountjoy this year

Meanwhile, Operation Acer has seen a reduction of burglaries by more than 10 per cent since its introduction.

# costs - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

100,000 protest in Brazil over cost of hosting sporting events Brazil This post contains images

100,000 protest in Brazil over cost of hosting sporting events

Preparing for major sporting events means taxes have gone up, while the quality of public services has fallen.