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# Philanthropy
Can you give 1 per cent (of your time or money) to a good cause?
A new campaign is asking people to commit 1 per cent of their income, profits or time to a cause they believe in.
# worst in show
The 10 developed countries with the worst quality of life
Income, housing, jobs, education – these are the 10 countries that fared the worst in the OECD’s survey of quality of life.
# Quality of Life
Which county has the lowest disposable income per person?
New CSO figures also indicate that 15 per cent of all accommodation was vacant in 2011.
# Poverty
Irish households saw one of the biggest falls in income after 2007
A report published today also warned of the increase in child poverty between 2007 and 2010.
# Savings
Burton urged to take action so State can save €21m a year
Roisín Shorthall says that if the State was to be reimbursed by insurers for welfare payments taken out while people are injured and claim welfare, they could save millions.
# Education
Fee-paying schools have extra €81.3m for teachers and facilities
An examination of Ireland’s 55 so-called private secondary schools has thrown up some interesting figures.
# Society
9 things we learned about poverty in Ireland this week
A major study released by the CSO this week gave facts and figures about income in Ireland today. This is what it found.
# Money Money Money
Here's how much disposable income the average person in Ireland has
The annual CSO study on income also found that the number of people unable to afford basic necessities has jumped significantly.
# Pay Rates
33% of households have an income of less than €30,000 - NERI
New NERI research shows that 62 per cent of households across the country have a gross income below the mean.
Column: What is a ‘high earner’ in Ireland today?
We tend to think of ‘high earners’ as being those with salaries above €100,000 – but the figures reveal a different story, writes Micheál Collins.
# Pensions
Average pension income for retired women 2/3 that of men
New figures also show that half of male retirees have a supplementary pension, but only a third of woman have one.
# income
EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump
Disposable incomes in Irish households fell by more than in every other EU country between 2009 and 2011 – except for Greece.
# State deficit
Ireland spent €25 billion more than it took in last year
The annual report from the Comptroller & Auditor General says State spending reached an all-time high in 2011.
# Pensions
Young people 'delusional' about income needed in retirement - survey
A Red C poll commissioned by the Irish Association of Pension Funds says too few young people appreciate how much they’ll need.
Weekly income for elderly people drops 6 per cent - CSO
The average weekly income fell to €403.23 in 2010 compared with €428.86 the previous year.
# income
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.
# Explainer
Everything you wanted to know about the bond markets but were too afraid to ask
Ireland’s ongoing struggle is to get back to the markets – but what ARE the bond markets? Here’s our grind.
# Retail
Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up
When including the motor trade, sales are at their lowest in five years – but without cars, the outlook is improving.
Irish GDP per head fourth highest in Europe
Ireland’s GDP per head of population was 27 per cent above the EU average in 2011.
# In Numbers
Fornication, planning and right-wing dictatorship: the week in statistics
Plus – the man who came back from the dead, the amount we have to spend each month, and how many Nokias in Manchester United?
# income
What's left? Over 1 million adults have less than €50 after bills
Disposable income has dropped to zero in some cases.
Column: Welcome to Ireland’s new cycle of inequality
The people with the highest incomes have suffered least in the recession, writes Michael Taft.
# Fail
Dublin falls from 12th to 198th in study of major world cities
The only cities which did worse than Dublin in the study of 200 cities were Lisbon and Athens.
# In Numbers
Prime numbers: the week in stats
Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.
# income
Capital rule: People from Donegal have lowest income in Ireland
Donegal has the lowest average income in Ireland, while Dubliners earn the most. How does your county’s income fare?
# Budget 2012
Readers' Panel: What are you expecting from the Budget?
We spoke to a wide range of readers about their hopes and fears for this week’s Budget. Here’s what they had to say.
Column: Rich people can afford to give more - so a tax on wealth makes sense
The top 1 per cent of earners in this country own roughly €130 billion – so it’s time for the government to bring in a wealth tax, says Siobhán O’Donoghue.
# Priests
Catholic priests in Dublin to face 9 per cent income cut
Take a guess at how much a priest will now earn…
# Health
Hospitals told to improve fee collections - or face sanctions
Hospitals are currently owed more than €200 million in relation to patient private charges – €85 million of which is caused by consultants not signing off on insurance claims.
# disposable income
One in four unable to cope with increased energy costs - survey
The latest Disposable Income Tracker by the Irish League of Credit Unions shows families’ concerns over making ends meet and heating their homes this winter.
# Bills Bills Bills
Nearly half of all households paying bills late each month
Disposable income index shows that half of Irish people don’t feel able to save regularly – and increasing numbers of working adults are left without spare cash after essentials paid for.
# Back To School
Back to school allowance to ease the burden on 160,000 families
Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton says that €82 million will be allocated to families to buy clothes and shoes for school.
# millionaires
Hey, millionaire, you think you're wealthy? You're not.
A survey by a investments company has said that millionaires only feel rich when they are worth about €5.4m.