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Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter
The CSO said savings were primarily used to pay down debt and fund property investment.
Poll: Have you paid the household charge yet?
Some householders are receiving warning letters in error but have you paid the €100 tax yet?
Households spend more on housing than food for first time ever
Figures from the CSO also revealed people are spending less on tobacco and alcohol and drinking more at home.
Late payment penalties for household charge going up by €11 next Monday
Property owners who have not yet paid the household charge face increased penalties from Monday.
Poll: Have you paid the household charge?
New figures show that 61 per cent of households have now paid the charge. Have you?
Over 10,000 homes could harbour unidentified pyrite problems
A new report commissioned by the government has revealed the extent of the problem in estate across five local authority areas.
Disposable income in poor households falls 18 per cent
Meanwhile, the income of the richest households rose by 4 per cent, according to new data from Social Justice Ireland.
First Household Charge reminder letters sent out
Just over 957,700 properties have registered to pay the Household Charge since its introduction on 1 January.
Bill to repeal household charge to be debated in the Dáil tonight
The bill is being proposed by Sinn Féin but will almost certainly be defeated by the government when it goes to a vote tomorrow.
Hogan thanks 798,957 Household Charge registrants for ‘genuine patriotism’
The environment minister says the charge is a “legacy left behind” and wouldn’t be pursued if an alternative had been found.
GALLERY: 5,000 attend anti-Household Charge demo in Dublin
Thousands gathered outside the National Convention Centre, where Fine Gael’s Ard-Fheis is taking place this weekend.
Nearly 60,000 have paid household charge in past 24 hours
The Local Government Management Agency now estimates that just under 640,000 properties have registered or paid the controversial €100 tax.
POLL: Will you have paid the household charge by end of the day?
It’s the last day to pay the household charge of €100. If you are one of those told they must pay it, will you have done so by the end of today?
Reduction in waste from Irish homes
The EPA’s waste report for 2010 shows that Ireland is on track for meeting EU waste targets – and that the amount of waste generated by households has dropped.
One in five households delayed bills to pay for basic goods - CSO
A household survey from Q2 of last year showed that 79 per cent of households had cut back on their spending.
Poll: Do you see a future for yourself in Ireland?
A new survey has found that four in ten believe there is no future for them in Ireland but do you see a future for yourself in this country?
ECB interest rate cut may be announced on Thursday
Homeowners could benefit from a cut by the European Central Bank in interest rates, which is expected to be up to 0.5 per cent.
Poll: Will you borrow to pay your Christmas bills?
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
The average Irish child will receive €164 worth of presents from their parents, according to the Irish League of Credit Unions.
More than 100,000 households now in mortgage difficulties
New figures from the Central Bank show the number of mortgages in arrears has risen significantly.
Electricity and gas disconnections down this year
The number of households that have had their gas or electricity disconnected up to August this year has dropped compared to 2010, a new report shows.
Water meter installation to begin in Irish homes early next year
It’s not clear if the first of those to have water meters fitted will escape the “interim household utility charge”, which the environment minister denies is simply another name for a flat rate water charge.
More Irish families being pushed into poverty and seeking advice
Two separate reports indicate that more and more Irish families are being pushed into poverty as record numbers contact advisory services seeking help.
Haven't received your census form yet? Here's what to do.
The 2011 Census takes place this Sunday, so people need to have one form per household before 10 April.