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# Savings

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How much is the average mobile phone bill a month?
The quarterly report from ComReg suggests that cheaper mobile plans and the increased sales of bundled products have helped reduce the amount spent on mobile services.
INMO and HSE at odds over whether additional savings of €80m are being sought
The INMO says the savings are being sought – the HSE says this is incorrect.
New €5m headquarters for Special Olympics will 'yield significant savings'
The new building will be located at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
Here's what the Irish are saving money for
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
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
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
Increasing numbers are turning to credit cards or dipping into savings.
'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance
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
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
All retired RTÉ workers were sent a letter telling them of the new plans.
Your Tips: How to save money this January...
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
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?
Is it going to be a ‘Dry January’ for you?
HSE still reviewing where €108m 'unspecified' pay savings can be found in 2014
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
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
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
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
“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
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?
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
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
The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.
Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened’s liveblog guided you through the Budget Day announcement – and let you know how it will affect YOU.
Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'
A reduction in the Live Register has produced €150 million in welfare savings.
Household savings primarily being used to pay down debt
Household repayment of loans amounted to €7.3 billion last year.
Column: Legal protection of “accountant” is an essential matter of public protection
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
The report, commissioned by Joan Burton, outlines a range of options for reforming and updating Ireland’s pensions systems.