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New €5m headquarters for Special Olympics will 'yield significant savings'
# Abbottstown
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# Abbottstown

New €5m headquarters for Special Olympics will 'yield significant savings'

May 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,573 Views 7 Comments

The new building will be located at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.

Here's what the Irish are saving money for
# Rainy Day Fund
# Rainy Day Fund

Here's what the Irish are saving money for

May 13th 2014, 11:51 AM 14,286 Views 12 Comments

Education, renovating homes and holidays are all increasingly popular, but saving for a rainy day is still king.

Stamping your book: People are saving more and more with An Post
# For A Rainy Day
# For A Rainy Day

Stamping your book: People are saving more and more with An Post

Apr 24th 2014, 3:47 PM 10,935 Views 12 Comments

An Post say that they now hold 16 per cent of all personal savings in the country.

State Claims Agency doubles its remits to save €4 million
# Insurance
# Insurance

State Claims Agency doubles its remits to save €4 million

Apr 21st 2014, 3:12 PM 8,456 Views 8 Comments

It now covers bodies such as the Criminal Assets Bureau, Nama, and the Labour Court.

More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills
# Uswitch.ie
# Uswitch.ie

More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills

Apr 16th 2014, 9:24 AM 7,217 Views 49 Comments

Increasing numbers are turning to credit cards or dipping into savings.

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance
# Savings
# Savings

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance

Feb 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,662 Views 6 Comments

The National Consumer Agency compared four different companies to see how much could be saved – here’s what it found.

'In a mythical country, you'd have set up a water body with less people' - Noonan
# Water Water Everywhere
# Water Water Everywhere

'In a mythical country, you'd have set up a water body with less people' - Noonan

Jan 27th 2014, 4:08 PM 9,421 Views 63 Comments

The Finance Minister said that savings at Irish Water would be seen within ‘five or six years’.

RTÉ saves €100,000 by ending free RTÉ Guide for retired staff
# No Free Guide
# No Free Guide

RTÉ saves €100,000 by ending free RTÉ Guide for retired staff

Jan 24th 2014, 11:48 AM 12,502 Views 66 Comments

All retired RTÉ workers were sent a letter telling them of the new plans.

Your Tips: How to save money this January...
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Your Tips: How to save money this January...

Jan 13th 2014, 3:30 PM 28,250 Views 62 Comments

We’re off to buy a piggy bank…

More people are saving, but not because they think it's a good time to do so
# Saving
# Saving

More people are saving, but not because they think it's a good time to do so

Jan 13th 2014, 2:22 PM 13,447 Views 30 Comments

Despite an increasing in savings, attitudes towards it would seem to be contradictory with only 24 per cent of people believing that “now is a good time to save”.

Open thread: What are your best money-saving tips?
# January Blues
# January Blues

Open thread: What are your best money-saving tips?

Jan 11th 2014, 9:15 AM 20,389 Views 112 Comments

Is it going to be a ‘Dry January’ for you?

HSE still reviewing where €108m 'unspecified' pay savings can be found in 2014
# Health
# Health

HSE still reviewing where €108m 'unspecified' pay savings can be found in 2014

Dec 18th 2013, 12:57 PM 4,571 Views 19 Comments

The HSE launched its 2014 service plan this morning, which sees the medical card probity figure dropping to €23m.

People still joining credit unions, but fewer are taking out loans
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

People still joining credit unions, but fewer are taking out loans

Dec 17th 2013, 11:45 AM 5,319 Views 13 Comments

The head of the Irish League of Credit Unions says the increase in members show the public still has confidence in the movement.

Less than a quarter of people feel confident saving money
# For A Rainy Day
# For A Rainy Day

Less than a quarter of people feel confident saving money

Dec 16th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,060 Views 19 Comments

A rise in DIRT in this year’s Budget has affected the public’s confidence in saving, a new survey says.

Shoppers still going to Northern Ireland for cheap food and alcohol
# Bargain Hunting
# Bargain Hunting

Shoppers still going to Northern Ireland for cheap food and alcohol

Dec 16th 2013, 6:15 AM 11,939 Views 47 Comments

Unsurprisingly it’s people in counties closest to the border who are most likely to head north for bargains.

Women are fighting the vicious cycle of poverty in India with one simple idea
# India
# India

Women are fighting the vicious cycle of poverty in India with one simple idea

Dec 11th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,070 Views 9 Comments

“We used to depend entirely on our husbands for money… now we make our own decisions.”

NTMA reduces interest rates on An Post savings products
# Savings
# Savings

NTMA reduces interest rates on An Post savings products

Dec 8th 2013, 3:34 PM 12,337 Views 20 Comments

The reductions aim to level the playing field with the banks’ savings products after the increase in DIRT tax.

Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union?
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union?

Nov 16th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,340 Views 19 Comments

With Newbridge Credit Union being taken over by Permanent TSB, it is only natural some are questioning the movement’s strength. Here, we answer some of the questions surrounding the issue.

Credit Union chief says there is "no evidence" 100 movements are in trouble
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

Credit Union chief says there is "no evidence" 100 movements are in trouble

Nov 12th 2013, 2:05 PM 5,445 Views 45 Comments

The league says that there is over €600 million in surplus capital in the country’s credit unions.

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability
# Confidence
# Confidence

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability

Oct 20th 2013, 1:48 PM 6,355 Views 50 Comments

The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened
Live Oct 15th 2013, 7:45 PM

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened

Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'
# Savings
# Savings

Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'

Oct 10th 2013, 9:52 AM 5,419 Views 92 Comments

A reduction in the Live Register has produced €150 million in welfare savings.

Household savings primarily being used to pay down debt
# Money
# Money

Household savings primarily being used to pay down debt

Oct 3rd 2013, 12:54 PM 4,514 Views 11 Comments

Household repayment of loans amounted to €7.3 billion last year.

Column: Legal protection of “accountant” is an essential matter of public protection
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Legal protection of “accountant” is an essential matter of public protection

Oct 2nd 2013, 6:00 PM 489 Views 18 Comments

You don’t have to look too far to see the consequences of bad financial advice in Ireland – and yet anyone can set themselves up as an accountant, without education, qualifications or experience, writes Joe Aherne.

NTMA could gobble up your savings next March if they have become dormant
# My Precious
# My Precious

NTMA could gobble up your savings next March if they have become dormant

Oct 1st 2013, 3:00 PM 11,750 Views 36 Comments

But don’t worry, you can get them back. If you haven’t touched Savings Bonds or Certificates in 15 years, they could be transferred to the State.

Poll: Do you save money every month?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you save money every month?

Sep 24th 2013, 9:30 AM 14,628 Views 102 Comments

With the Credit Union survey showing we have little or no spare cash at the end of the month, do you manage to save anything?

'It's not changeable': Tánaiste and Howlin say no renegotiation of Haddington Road
# Teachers
# Teachers

'It's not changeable': Tánaiste and Howlin say no renegotiation of Haddington Road

Sep 24th 2013, 8:59 AM 3,002 Views 15 Comments

The two Labour ministers’ comments come in the wake of ASTI members rejecting the public sector pay deal.

Credit unions are three times more popular than banks
# No Surprises
# No Surprises

Credit unions are three times more popular than banks

Aug 8th 2013, 11:35 AM 6,503 Views 46 Comments

Research has found that 25 per cent of credit union members said they joined because their parents set up an account for them.

Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans

Aug 7th 2013, 8:38 AM 5,004 Views 46 Comments

Labour TD Alan Kelly has criticised some colleagues for negotiating on the airwaves and on the front pages of national newspapers.

NERI publishes alternative approach to Ireland's budgetary policies
# Budget
# Budget

NERI publishes alternative approach to Ireland's budgetary policies

Jun 26th 2013, 12:05 PM 2,973 Views 9 Comments

The economic institute says using the promissory note savings, investing in a stimulus package and taxing the top 10 per cent of earners could reduce the government deficit to 3 per cent by 2015.

'Slopping out' to end in Mountjoy this year
# Justice
# Justice

'Slopping out' to end in Mountjoy this year

Jun 19th 2013, 2:36 PM 6,290 Views 45 Comments

Meanwhile, Operation Acer has seen a reduction of burglaries by more than 10 per cent since its introduction.

Over 100 school prefabs to be replaced with permanent classrooms
# Prefabs
# Prefabs

Over 100 school prefabs to be replaced with permanent classrooms

Jun 10th 2013, 9:58 AM 7,312 Views 41 Comments

Minister Ruairí Quinn said the new scheme will see the creation of around 360 jobs.

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'

May 24th 2013, 9:56 AM 9,880 Views 146 Comments

Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.

Survey finds the majority of people are unaware of pension tax breaks
# Retirement
# Retirement

Survey finds the majority of people are unaware of pension tax breaks

May 16th 2013, 5:43 PM 8,921 Views 23 Comments

A survey for Standard Life found that the average adult has a pension of about €4,000 per annum to live on.

Bus Éireann warns: bring in pay cuts or we could end up breaking the law
# Tensions
# Tensions

Bus Éireann warns: bring in pay cuts or we could end up breaking the law

May 8th 2013, 10:18 PM 20,688 Views 46 Comments

A spokesperson for Bus Éireann said the company’s future is at risk if it can’t bring in major changes to pay and conditions for employees.

Burton urged to take action so State can save €21m a year
# Savings
# Savings

Burton urged to take action so State can save €21m a year

Apr 29th 2013, 3:06 PM 9,024 Views 17 Comments

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.

OECD report recommends mandatory pensions for private workers
# Pensions
# Pensions

OECD report recommends mandatory pensions for private workers

Apr 22nd 2013, 2:30 PM 7,128 Views 54 Comments

The report, commissioned by Joan Burton, outlines a range of options for reforming and updating Ireland’s pensions systems.

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation

Apr 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 38 Views 160 Comments

We have been treating nurses and gardai as equal in importance to receptionists and quango directors, they are not equal in importance, writes Aaron McKenna.

Call for BOI to introduce bank accounts with An Post
# An Post
# An Post

Call for BOI to introduce bank accounts with An Post

Apr 14th 2013, 4:48 PM 10,198 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Postmasters’ Union has called on the Bank of Ireland to roll out bank accounts with An Post in line with a recent UK decision.