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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Money

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# Jobs
An Post denying reports that it needs to cut 2,000 jobs
An Post says the number of 2,000 redundancies is from a strategic review in March 2017.
# Cork
Gardaí find thousands of euro hidden in socks after man runs away from checkpoint
The man later appeared in court, charged with dangerous driving.
# quick pick
Mystery winner of Saturday's €5.6m Lotto jackpot comes forward
The winning ticket was sold at the Centra store in Crosshaven, Co Cork on Saturday.
# Winnings
Questions raised about unclaimed money not reverting back to National Lottery prize fund
Expired unclaimed prizes can be used for the promotion of the National Lottery or the Lottery Games.
# Central Bank
'More needs to be done': Just 16% of CEO jobs in Ireland last year went to women
The Central Bank said it remained concerned at the lack of diversity among senior roles in the Irish financial sector.
# kinahan
Kinahan cartel suffers another blow after international police arrest fourth Irishman in three months
Gardai have been working with Dutch police, Interpol, Europol and US agencies in relation to the movements of the Dublin-based cartel.
# dublin and wicklow
Imitation firearm, cash and cars seized in searches by Criminal Assets Bureau
A number of searches were carried out in Wicklow and Dublin today.
# mongol rally
Irish men to drive from Mayo to Mongolia to raise money for the homeless
They’ll set off on the adventure on 7 July.
# TV Rights
Eir Sport wins Pro14 TV rights for next season after outbidding Sky
The deal is part of eir’s major move to become a market leader in the rugby sphere.
# crypto
This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins
Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.
# Money
Ronaldo just the 49th most valuable player in the world as 5 Premier League stars make top 10
The Real Madrid star barely scraped into the top 50 in a list calculated by the CIES Football Observatory.
# no spend
'We have to get a grip as a society': Could you stop buying clothes for a year?
We talk to a woman who did just that – and a woman who embraces the zero waste and minimalist lifestyles.
# treat yo self
Try these free (or cheap) ways to treat yourself this January
Look, no one has any money, the weather is crap, and we all need a boost.
# Cash
Irish people warned they are being 'ripped off' by ATMs in foreign countries
People are advised not to withdraw money in their own currency rate as it is more expensive.
# Struggles
Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty
A total of €1.4 million has been given to the SVP by the Government this year.
# Cash
Gardaí working up to 100 hours a week for overtime payments of up to €68,500
Gardaí spent €107 million on overtime so far this year with one garda earning €68,641 in overtime alone.
# politician
Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says there is no money in politics
In an interview with the UK Daily Mail, Farage talked about his personal life, relationships and how he can’t walk around outside on his own without fear of being attacked.
# Money
Floyd Mayweather says UFC has offered him a fight deal that could be worth $1 billion
Sure, Floyd.
# Repayment
Ireland gets approval for early repayment of €5.5 billion in bailout loans
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has this will save Ireland €150 million over the remaining life of the loans.
# street performance
Poll: Do you give money to buskers?
Galway city council are looking at new laws to restrict the performances of buskers.
# life as a musician
The truth about being a musician: 'They see you on the Late Late and think you're making a fortune'
Being an Irish headline band doesn’t mean that you’re rolling in it – and you might be facing serious financial challenges. We talked to three musicians.
# questions of copyright
'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube'
At the launch of a new IMRO report today, there was a serious focus on the issue of copyright and how much musicians make from sites like YouTube.
Irish Water refunds page set up as utility prepares to start sending out cheques
Cheques will be sent to customers as Irish Water says this is the most effective method available.
# PR
Revealed: Taoiseach's new communications unit to cost €5m next year
The Taoiseach previously said the new unit would be cost neutral.
# french funds
'Our way of doing things, that’s sustainable': Cullen braced for Montpellier's expensive talent
Leinster’s opening Champions Cup opponents were on an imprssive spending spree last year.
# Money in your pocket
Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget
That’s according to the results of a poll for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.
# Price Hikes
SSE Airtricity and Bord Gais Energy to up electricity prices
Three in five Irish households were forced to borrow to meet the costs of essential bills last year, according to a spokesperson for
# excise
Paschal Donohoe begins transfer of Diageo shares into wife’s name ahead of Budget
The shares are being transferred in a bid to avoid any potential conflict ahead of next month’s Budget.
# cashing in
Barack Obama is delivering speeches on Wall St for $400,000
The former US president will appear tomorrow before a who’s who of the US healthcare industry.
# money dominates
Taoiseach speaks to Theresa May ahead of her landmark Brexit speech
All eyes are on May as she prepares to spell out her key demands in a keynote Brexit speech.
# hardship payment
Donegal flood humanitarian scheme to be rolled out for all natural disasters
The financial assistance payment has been paid out to 138 people in Donegal to date.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Would you pay a deposit when buying bottles if it meant you could get it back later?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# equal pay
Secondary school teachers' union recommends rejection of public pay deal
The union will ballot its members on the proposed agreement in the coming weeks.
# there you go now
Ireland to repay €5.5 billion of bailout loans early to IMF, Denmark & Sweden
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says IMF chief Christine Lagarde has approved the deal.
# Drogheda
Burglars pretending to be gardaí force their way into elderly man's home
An undisclosed sum of cash was stolen.
# verified fan
Taylor Swift slammed over controversial partnership with Ticketmaster that aims to stop touts
The singer is under fire over her endorsement of the ‘verified fan’ programme.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you remind people when they owe you money?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
How weddings, festivals and Hennessy are helping Irish art after 'devastating' funding cuts
We spoke to the director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) about how it thought outside the box to bring in more money.
# Suicide Prevention
Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000
The charity, which was liquidated last year, received the money to provide counselling services for Irish emigrants in the UK.
# Quiz
Quiz: What costs more?
How are you on the price of everything?