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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Money

All time
# 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?
# crackdown
Revenue seizes 230,000 cigarettes and 160 kilos of tobacco in Dublin
A large quantity of cash was also detained.
# Liveline
'We're devastated and have no idea what to do from here' - Win Our Wedding couple
More couples who have lost money after the sudden closure of a wedding competition company have been speaking out.
# Cost of Living
Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age
The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.
# Explainer
Here are the questions on water charges you want answered
FINALLY. Talk about water charges might be coming to an end as the government figure out how to give the cash back.
# Money
'I'm half-black' - Mayweather and McGregor take trash-talk tour to New York
It’s next stop London.
# Money Money Money
Explainer: What is this 'rainy day fund' we keep hearing about?
We take a look.
# We have a winner
Winner of €28.9m Euromillions ticket makes contact with National Lottery
It is not yet known where the ticket was sold.
# it all adds up
Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour
The current housing crisis has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.
# ethical investment
Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies
The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.
# Money
It will cost $10 million to sponsor the Mayweather-McGregor super-fight
That’s nearly twice as much as Mayweather-Pacquiao.
# Hey Big Spender
Leo says he wants to cut income tax, with Fianna Fáil's help
Varadkar says there may be ‘hidden fiscal space’ he can use.
# lunch crunch
Poll: How much is appropriate to give to a child making their communion?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Your Say
Poll: Is the punishment for not wearing a seatbelt enough to deter drivers?
Drivers caught not wearing one are fined up to €90 and are given three penalty points.
# West Dublin
Vehicles, pellet gun and €18,000 in cash seized in organised crime crackdown
No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.
# difficult calculation
Schmidt happy that he and IRFU did all they could to keep Donnacha Ryan
The Kiwi head coach feels the deal on offer from Munster and the IRFU came close to matching the contract offered to Ryan by Racing.
# lunch crunch
Poll: How much money should you give to someone as a wedding present?
What do you really think? Be honest.
'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver'
As Budget preparations begin, Minister Zappone says she will be arguing for more money come October.
# Funding
HSE spent almost €6 million sending 30 children abroad for treatment that's available here
One mother said, “It’s just not good enough in today’s society that people have to go through such horrors.”
# Welfare Cheats
Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign
Leo Varadkar’s department made €41 million in overpayments due to customer fraud in 2016.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you report a social welfare cheat?
Leo Varadkar is launching a new ad campaign to encourage members of the public to report social welfare fraudsters.
# Benefit Fraud
'Welfare cheats cheat us all': New campaign wants public to blow the whistle on welfare fraud
It’s estimated that last year suspected fraud overpayments of Jobseeker’s Allowance cost €14 million.
Transactions worth €60k 'not recorded correctly' in accounts of LGBT charity
The outgoing CEO has detailed some of the irregularities that prompted her to report Glen to the charities regulator.
'Why were only three bidders selected?': Call for investigation into Nama sale of Project Tolka
Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath has called on the C&AG to investigate the sale of a Nama portfolio.
# Computer Says No
Thousands of families to lose out on money for childcare as Revenue can't give data to government
Revenue is not yet in a position to share information with the relevant department.
# Spending
Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending
The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.
# Great Irish Sell Off
'Farmers are at their wit's end': Losing your land, home and income at the hands of vulture funds
The IFA says if vulture funds come after farmers they’ll have to get to them through them first.
# Show Me The Money
White House reveals Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have up to €700m in assets
Concerns have been raised about potential conflicts of interest.
# Central Bank
Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates
A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.
# doing well for themselves
These are the four richest counties in Ireland
Only four counties have a disposable income ahead of the national average.
# diplomatic tensions
Germany hits back at Trump claim that it 'owes vast sums of money'
“There is no account where debts are registered with NATO,” the German Defence Minister said.