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# costs - Sunday 16 June, 2013

One in five parents to take children out of school early for holidays

The average primary school pupil misses 11 out of 183 days of a school year.

# costs - Monday 1 April, 2013

Ministerial travel costs down to €4.9 million in 2012 takes a look at figures released by the Government last week.

# costs - Monday 18 March, 2013

Commuters could save thousands by ditching their cars - Bus Éireann

A new survey has found that some commuters could also have a month’s worth of travel bus services for less than the cost of a tank of petrol.

Insurer ordered to pay costs in data breach case

A High Court judgement is being hailed as a landmark ruling which makes businesses legally liable for data protection breaches.

# costs - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

NAMA costs in environmental information court case total €71,350

The figure came from the Minister for Finance in an answer to a parliamentary question from Sinn Féin deputy Pearse Doherty.

# costs - Monday 4 March, 2013

60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road

Several people in a new survey said their financial situation had become so tight that they had to leave their car off the road for weeks or even months.

# costs - Thursday 10 January, 2013

National plan to save €721 million published by HSE

The plan includes an additional cut to primary care costs of €60 million, staff reductions of 4,000 and a promise to reduce waiting times.

# costs - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Maternity care costs for pregnant women with gestational diabetes 34 per cent higher

Authors of the study say results show that Ireland needs to introduce universal screening for pregnant women for GDM.

# costs - Friday 21 December, 2012

New legislation to reduce red tape and cut costs for start-ups

The Companies Bill, published today by Minister Richard Bruton, is the largest substantive piece of legislation in the history of the State.

# costs - Friday 16 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# costs - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

"It's a pensions time bomb" - 1 in 5 people stop contributing to their pension

More than two thirds of people surveyed have a pension – but many are finding it too difficult to keep up with monthly financial commitments.

# costs - Thursday 20 September, 2012

HSE costs for morning after pill fall

The drop in reimbursement is being explained by the availability of the pill over the counter – one brand became available OTC in pharmacies in February 2011.

# costs - Thursday 23 August, 2012 says backlog WILL be cleared by tomorrow

The online company says that it has reduced its backlog from 5,000 orders to 1,300 today.

# costs - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit?

Reports today suggest that wealthy parents may be given the option to return the €140 monthly payment. Good idea? Bad idea?

# costs - Sunday 12 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Every morning, brings you the nine stories you need to know as you start your day…

# costs - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Energy Index jumps in July with increases for oil, coal and electricity

The latest Bord Gáis Energy Index cites supply issues and eurozone weakness as pushing fuel up.

# costs - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Landfill levy set for additional increase in July 2013

Levy to deter landfill use and increase recycling increased by 30 per cent last month – but Phil Hogan says plans are in place for another increase next summer.

# costs - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Parents anticipating back-to-school costs of up to €620 a child

National Consumer Agency advises parents to plan and budget carefully for the costs of sending children to school in September.

Parents "cut back on food" to pay back-to-school costs

Parents have told Barnardos that they are struggling to pay school expenses for their children.

# costs - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

HSE defends hospital food

The HSE has criticised a newspaper for comparing hospital food with ‘Happy Meals’.

# costs - Saturday 16 June, 2012

State spent €70m on private and state accommodation for asylum seekers

Over 5,100 people are currently being housed in 37 accommodation centres around Ireland.

# costs - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Dell looking to trim costs by more than $2 billion. But how?

The computer manufacturer is looking to cut around $2 billion in costs over the next three years.

# costs - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Average cost of first communions this year: €744

The amount of money collected by children making their first communion has dropped from €468 to €432.

# costs - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Child benefit payments only cover 11 per cent of costs in some cases

A new survey shows the cost of raising children is at its highest during infancy and then again when they are in secondary school.

# costs - Sunday 18 March, 2012

'Guesstimated' cost of Mahon Tribunal dismissed as legal fees mount up

TDs say there is no real way to gauge the final cost of the Tribunal because of the lack of measures in place regarding third party entitlements.

# costs - Saturday 3 March, 2012

How much have fuel prices risen in Ireland recently - and why?

The cost of petrol has risen to a record high of more than €1.60 per litre- and tensions between Iran and the EU mean there’s little chance of a slowdown any time soon.

# costs - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Late payment fee warning issued over €100 Household Charge

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

# costs - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Cost of temporary housing for Priory Hall residents to top €700,000

Dublin City Council has revealed that providing accommodation for the displaced residents of the unsafe complex will cost over €700,000.

# costs - Friday 4 November, 2011

Ryanair welcomes High Court decision

The company had been brought to court by Ticket Generator, which sells tickets for Stansted and Heathrow Express trains at Dublin airport.

# costs - Friday 21 October, 2011

New banking costs comparisons resource launched online

The National Consumer Agency has launched the resource, which is available on its website.

# costs - Sunday 31 July, 2011

A crash course in everything Economics – Part 2

Stephen Kinsella’s new book, QuickWin ECONOMICS, answers 100 questions you might have on the subject. In this excerpt: What happens to demand for gin when the price of tonic changes?

# costs - Saturday 30 July, 2011

A crash course in everything Economics – Part 1

Stephen Kinsella’s new book, QuickWin ECONOMICS, answers 100 questions you might have on the subject. In this excerpt: Why don’t Big Macs cost the same in every country?

# costs - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Car-sharing scheme could save 50 per cent of commuting costs

A new website has been launched which will enable people to car-share for a variety of events, saving on petrol, tolls etc…

# costs - Friday 8 July, 2011

Eighty per cent of parents worried about school costs

A new budget planner has been introduced as parents voice their concerns over the cost of schooling their children.

# costs - Monday 7 February, 2011

Mahon Tribunal may end up costing €50m more than expected

Third-party costs likely to send total spiralling to €247m at planning inquiry.