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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# expensive

Last year
# Cost of Living
Survey places Dublin among most expensive cities for international workers
Mercer’s 2022 Cost of Living Survey launched ranked Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates.
All time
# Money Money
Dublin ranked as one of the most expensive places to live in Europe
A new cost of living survey has placed Dublin 46th in the world.
# expensive
'We couldn't afford him' - Klopp hints that Liverpool wanted Coutinho back
The Reds boss has suggested insufficient funds prevented the club from bringing the player back to Merseyside.
# expensive
Barcelona defender's new contract has a €500 million buyout clause
France defender Samuel Umtiti has agreed a deal to stay at the club until 2023.
# expensive
Calls for Revenue to scrap 1890 number as some mobile networks charging 'out of bundle' prices
‘People often assume that it is a free telephone service until their credit runs out or when they receive their bill at the end of the month.’
# expensive
Polish official says Germany could owe Poland €690 billion for World War II damages
To date, Poland has not made an official demand.
# recycling
Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive
Despite calls from the Green Party to introduce such a plan, the minister is not budging.
# expensive
'Horror stories' about Irish rents are turning foreign tech workers off in their droves
There has been a big increase in candidates turning down job offers, one recruiter says.
# pink tax
Cards Against Humanity released a 'For Her' version - which is the exact same as the original but more expensive
Satire for a good cause.
# Fare City
Dublin is the 66th most expensive city in the world for expats
Angolan capital Luanda has taken top spot from Hong Kong, with New York in 9th place and London in 30th.
Poll: Do you think Ireland is a rip-off?
An EU-wide survey found we are the most expensive nation in Europe when it comes to alcohol and cigarettes.
# Cost of Living
Dublin is almost as expensive for workers to live in as London
The weaker pound has made the British capital much cheaper against its international peers.
# premiums
Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs
Insurance premiums are wiping out any savings motorists are making from low fuel prices.
# Cost of Living
Dublin has become one of the world’s most expensive cities but is still ‘good value’
So says property group Savills which puts housing and office expenses in the capital at less than half those for London.
# Survey
Ireland has the highest alcohol prices in the EU (almost double the average)
It’s also the second most expensive country for tobacco.
# cop on
14 signs that Dublin needs to cop the f**k on
Stop it now, Dublin.
# Cash Money
No surprises here: Dublin is Europe's eighth most expensive city
Cost of living in Dublin is around twice that of Athens or Lisbon.
# Property Porn
Check out One Hyde Park - London's most exclusive rental property
The luxury London rental pile boasts some insanely luxurious amenities – such as a private cinema, pool, spa, and golfing area.
# Ah here
A box of Kellogg's cereal has been spotted on sale for €13 in Dublin
We are through the looking glass now, people.
# Living in a box
Man can't afford to live anywhere - builds bedroom 'pod' in someone else's apartment
If you think the rents in Dublin are crazy, you should see what they’re like in San Francisco, California…
# all the money
These are the five most expensive Airbnb rentals for New Year's Eve
The top range from €3,524 to €5,277 a night.
# Philanthropist
Denis O'Brien is to purchase a €2.5 million painting and donate it to the state
The painting is part of the Russborough House collection which has been the subject of much controversy over the last six months.
# Price tag
Manchester United overpaid for Anthony Martial by a whopping €28 million
According to the CIES Football Observatory that is.
# so fancy
Here's what it's like inside the fanciest hotel in Ireland
Kim and Kanye stayed there, but what’s Ballyfin like?
# too hot to handle
Care home refused to call fire brigade following alarm as it would have cost too much
The Richmond House care home in Monkstown, south Dublin, was found to be negligent in several ways following a HIQA inspection in June.
# Bad Form
Rickshaw driver attempts to charge family €290 for 10-minute ride
Thankfully, police arrived at the scene while the incident was ongoing.
# cutting your cloth
Take 4: Homes for every budget
Here is our pick of properties from €250k up to €1 million.
# around the country
What else could I get for the... €2.1 million pricetag on this waterside getaway in Dublin?
We take a look at what €2.1 million would get you around the rest of the country.
# cities of gold
So what's the most expensive city to live in if you're an expat?
It’s not Dublin would you believe.
# turn off the lights
Irish electricity is still ridiculously expensive...
But why? We pay the third highest tariffs in the EU, behind only Germany and Denmark.
# shovel ready
This week’s vital property news: The price of land in Dublin and Rory McIlroy's house for sale
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# I'll take two
11 minutes of madness: Sale of Picasso painting sets world record
It took eleven minutes before a winner emerged.
# lookin' slick
Like surfing? Like wearing a sharp suit? Now you can do both at the same time
When business and surfing collide…
# viewing advised
Five properties to view this weekend... over €500,000
Here are 5 of the best properties over half a mill that you can view this weekend.
# high maintenance
Billionaire's soon-to-be ex-wife requests $1 million per month child support
The expenses include $6,800 a month in groceries.
# end of search
Malaysia declares all on board MH370 dead, angering relatives
Authorities earlier declared the flight to have been an accident.
# expensive
Manchester United will spend almost €500 million in total on Shaw, Di Maria and Mata
Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona could amount to over €250 million.
# cereal killer
People are really split on that awkward Channel 4 cereal cafe interview
Channel 4 had questions about poverty in the area.
# expensive
Sol Campbell thinks the Arsenal 'Invincibles' squad would cost over £1 billion today
The former Gunners defender believes the 2004 team would be better than any current team.
# switch over
RTÉ is switching off Longwave 252 but don't worry, most listeners won't be affected
The service is “very expensive” and is “unsustainable” in terms of the RTÉ’s current financial position.