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# money - Sunday 2 February, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old back living at home and on the dole after over a year travelling
# Money Diaries
# Money Diaries

How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old back living at home and on the dole after over a year travelling

Feb 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 82,550 Views 138 Comments

This week, our reader details her spending while on social welfare benefits after taking a year out to travel.

# money - Monday 30 December, 2019

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'
# State Funding
# State Funding

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 37,287 Views 137 Comments

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

# money - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Government drafting legislation to regulate cash for gold shops
# We Buy Gold
# We Buy Gold

Government drafting legislation to regulate cash for gold shops

Dec 15th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,165 Views 24 Comments

There was concern when these shops first opened in Ireland that they were being used by burglars to offload stolen jewellery.

# money - Friday 15 November, 2019

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

Nov 15th 2019, 7:00 PM 15,091 Views 34 Comments

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

# money - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,897 Views 44 Comments

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# money - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’
# Donation
# Donation

Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’

Sep 11th 2019, 2:07 PM 25,283 Views 42 Comments

The man left the money to Sinn Féin in his will.

# money - Monday 12 August, 2019

'The expenditure is just going up and up and up' - Sligo LGFA appeal for financial support for All-Ireland semi
# Caught For Cash
From The42
# Caught For Cash

'The expenditure is just going up and up and up' - Sligo LGFA appeal for financial support for All-Ireland semi

Aug 12th 2019, 8:17 PM 7,967 Views 14 Comments

The Connacht side face Tipperary at Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park on Saturday.

# money - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

'Disorderly' Brexit a real possibility, says minister as he outlines how much money there is for Budget 2020
# Cash In The Kitty
# Cash In The Kitty

'Disorderly' Brexit a real possibility, says minister as he outlines how much money there is for Budget 2020

Jun 25th 2019, 2:59 PM 14,437 Views 29 Comments

The Summer Economic Statement tells us what money we have to spend in October’s Budget.

# money - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020
# Libra
# Libra

Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020

Jun 18th 2019, 10:30 PM 10,001 Views 23 Comments

Facebook and some two dozen partners released a prototype of Libra as an open source code for developers interested in weaving it into apps, services or businesses/

# money - Sunday 19 May, 2019

There was one winner of last night's Lotto jackpot worth €6.2 million
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

There was one winner of last night's Lotto jackpot worth €6.2 million

May 19th 2019, 9:45 AM 35,060 Views 15 Comments

The winning ticket was sold in the north east of the country.

# money - Saturday 18 May, 2019

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything
# Carlow Arts Festival
# Carlow Arts Festival

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

May 18th 2019, 7:00 PM 37,260 Views 24 Comments

People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.

# money - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Prize bond fund reaches record amount - and over 200,000 people won last year
# Cashing In
# Cashing In

Prize bond fund reaches record amount - and over 200,000 people won last year

Apr 25th 2019, 5:41 PM 38,390 Views 59 Comments

In 2018, gross sales reached €574 million and pushed the total value of the fund up to €3.4 billion.

# money - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Two people released following arrests in Sligo over illegal money lending
# Extortion
# Extortion

Two people released following arrests in Sligo over illegal money lending

Updated Apr 2nd 2019, 10:46 PM 30,113 Views 15 Comments

A man, woman and teenage girl were arrested today.

# money - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Six Nations considering whopping £500m offer from investors CVC
# Global Game
From The42
# Global Game

Six Nations considering whopping £500m offer from investors CVC

Mar 13th 2019, 5:00 PM 42,839 Views 45 Comments

News of the bid comes on the eve of a crucial World Rugby meeting about the proposed Nations Championship.

# money - Monday 4 February, 2019

UK Moneylender charging nearly 50% APR opens for business in Ireland
# Amigo Loans
# Amigo Loans

UK Moneylender charging nearly 50% APR opens for business in Ireland

Feb 4th 2019, 3:44 PM 38,808 Views 79 Comments

Amigo uses a model whereby a friend or family member acts as a guarantor for the borrower in case they can’t pay the money back.

# money - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'
# Complaint
# Complaint

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'

Jan 30th 2019, 5:49 PM 7,225 Views 7 Comments

That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.

# money - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports
# Fraud
# Fraud

Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports

Jan 19th 2019, 9:30 PM 99,132 Views 0 Comments

They were due back before the courts two months ago.

# money - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean?

Jan 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 28,714 Views 34 Comments

It could mean they can offer small loans to people who otherwise mightn’t get credit.

# money - Friday 14 December, 2018

Explainer: How will the liquidation of Qudos impact Irish customers?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: How will the liquidation of Qudos impact Irish customers?

Dec 14th 2018, 9:34 AM 13,230 Views 13 Comments

The short answer is, we don’t know yet. But here’s what might happen.

# money - Thursday 13 December, 2018

The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital
# Property Market
# Property Market

The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital

Dec 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 28,471 Views 56 Comments

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,620 per month.

# money - Monday 5 November, 2018

Floyd Mayweather to fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer on New Year's Eve
# Money
From The42
# Money

Floyd Mayweather to fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer on New Year's Eve

Nov 5th 2018, 8:36 AM 11,449 Views 13 Comments

The format or rules for his meeting with Tenshin Nasukawa have not yet been specified.

# money - Monday 15 October, 2018

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit
# Celtic Interconnector
# Celtic Interconnector

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

Oct 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,051 Views 44 Comments

The €1 billion underwater electricity cable linking Ireland and France is expected be finished by 2025/2026.

# money - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes

Oct 9th 2018, 8:38 PM 18,450 Views 41 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government would ‘grasp the nettle’ and increase carbon tax. Today, it failed to deliver.

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund

Oct 9th 2018, 2:53 PM 9,920 Views 30 Comments

Another €500m is to be added to the fund annually from 2019.

Cash and gold coins found during search over €3.5 million fraudulent claims
# Cork
# Cork

Cash and gold coins found during search over €3.5 million fraudulent claims

Oct 9th 2018, 1:10 PM 19,768 Views 10 Comments

CAB and gardaí carried out the search.

# money - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Mayweather says '9 figure pay day' and Pacquiao rematch on cards this year
# Money
From The42
# Money

Mayweather says '9 figure pay day' and Pacquiao rematch on cards this year

Sep 15th 2018, 3:59 PM 7,231 Views 10 Comments

The US star earned an estimated $220 million from the previous fight.

# money - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'You don’t have to be male, middle-aged and born into the right family to be rich in Ireland – but it helps'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'You don’t have to be male, middle-aged and born into the right family to be rich in Ireland – but it helps'

Aug 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 64,027 Views 40 Comments

Journalist Joe O’Shea delved into the world of Ireland’s rich list for a two-part programme due to air this week.

# money - Monday 6 August, 2018

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Aug 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 73,655 Views 196 Comments

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

# money - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Revenue detector dog Josie helps find €90k in cash that could be connected to criminal activity
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Revenue detector dog Josie helps find €90k in cash that could be connected to criminal activity

Aug 4th 2018, 4:37 PM 14,696 Views 0 Comments

The money was found when a UK national in her thirties was searched.

# money - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year
# Wages
# Wages

Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year

Jun 28th 2018, 5:35 PM 28,037 Views 83 Comments

The organisation has had to cap overtime to try to control its spending.

Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year
# Conservation
# Conservation

Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year

Jun 28th 2018, 11:01 AM 15,578 Views 9 Comments

A new study looked at pandas and their reserves, and compared them in 1980 to today.

# money - Monday 25 June, 2018

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

Jun 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 6,928 Views 24 Comments

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

# money - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'
# Play It Cool
# Play It Cool

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'

Jun 19th 2018, 4:22 PM 7,276 Views 29 Comments

The Summer Economic Statement this year sets out the plans for next year’s Budget. And it’s all about cooling those jets in case Ireland overheats.

# money - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Minister promises proper oversight of €4bn Ireland 2040 funds so money goes to the best bids
# Money In The Kitty
# Money In The Kitty

Minister promises proper oversight of €4bn Ireland 2040 funds so money goes to the best bids

May 30th 2018, 4:54 PM 9,769 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach launched new funds today to tackle rural development, urban regeneration, climate action and innovation.

# money - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Remember the Knowledge Box Scheme introduced in 2016? No SMEs have applied for it
# Not Enough Knowledge
# Not Enough Knowledge

Remember the Knowledge Box Scheme introduced in 2016? No SMEs have applied for it

May 27th 2018, 7:45 AM 13,072 Views 12 Comments

The Knowledge Development Box allows companies to access a lower rate of corporate tax.

# money - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Donohoe defends 'rainy day fund' - but opposition parties reckon it's 'useless'
# Financial Cushioning
# Financial Cushioning

Donohoe defends 'rainy day fund' - but opposition parties reckon it's 'useless'

May 23rd 2018, 2:17 PM 8,976 Views 29 Comments

The fund has been described as “ill-thought out” and “ill-timed”.

# money - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Car, watches, drugs and cash seized in Dublin and Wexford
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

Car, watches, drugs and cash seized in Dublin and Wexford

May 17th 2018, 10:38 PM 19,356 Views 20 Comments

The investigation targeted an organised crime group.

# money - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?
# The Money Question
# The Money Question

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?

May 6th 2018, 7:45 AM 35,570 Views 165 Comments

Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?

# money - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Mobile app transfers not appearing in some Ulster Bank customers' accounts
# European Bank Holiday
# European Bank Holiday

Mobile app transfers not appearing in some Ulster Bank customers' accounts

May 2nd 2018, 12:08 PM 12,349 Views 24 Comments

Yesterday was a European bank holiday, which affected the situation.

# money - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Photos: UTV's Northern Ireland headquarters on sale for €4 million
# Havelock House
# Havelock House

Photos: UTV's Northern Ireland headquarters on sale for €4 million

Apr 26th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,415 Views 9 Comments

Havelock House was used by television crews around the world to process and edit film footage of the Troubles.