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# An Post
Call for BOI to introduce bank accounts with An Post
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.
Voices
Column: It's been an emotional upheaval but at least Cypriots are standing united
The people of Cyprus are no strangers to losing their belongings, as history has shown, writes Yiota Demetriou – who questions why her country is getting the short end of the stick.
# Savings
Anticipated HSE savings of €362m in drug payments, agency staff 'did not materialise'
A report published by the Public Accounts Committee said that it is clear that we are still paying than other OECD countries.
# Your Say
Poll: Is Cyprus right to tax people's savings?
Cyprus is trying to push ahead with the EU bailout deal which will see people’s savings taxed – but is this fair?
# Savings
54 per cent of people still believe now is a bad time to save
The Nationwise/ESRI Saving Index revealed most people are still using any spare funds they have to pay down debt.
# Irish Economy
Irish households' disposable incomes rose slightly in third quarter
New CSO figures show that the increase in disposable income, combined with only modest spending, increased general savings.
# Cuts
National plan to save €721 million published by HSE
The plan includes an additional cut to primary care costs of €60 million, staff reductions of 4,000 and a promise to reduce waiting times.
# Savings
Annual savings up 10 per cent on last year
Research from EBS shows that people aged 16-24 are now more confident about their economic well being than this time last year.
Voices
Aaron McKenna: Changing the car reg plates is a good idea if it saves jobs
If it persuades people not to put off buying a car in 2013 – either through superstition or vanity – it will be a worthwhile exercise, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Shopping
Over 75 per cent of people do their Christmas shopping at work
A new survey also showed that only 9 per cent of people will buy Irish this festive season.
# need to know
The Evening Fix… now with added dashing Santas
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Savings
Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey
When asked what consumers will do with spare cash, half said they would use it to pay off debt.
# Savings
Irish people saving less
Four in ten not saving money at end of month, but more people expect to be better off next year.
# CSO
Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter
The CSO said savings were primarily used to pay down debt and fund property investment.
Voices
Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys
The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.
# Budget 2013
Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.
# self-care
Group wants increase in number of medicines available without prescription
An expert healthcare group has said this should occur as part of a framework for self-care in Ireland.
# Home Payments
High Court approves €1.2m interim payout to Home Payments customers
The company had approximately €2.1 million in its accounts when it went into liquidation last year, and owed in the region of €6.7 million to customers.
# Savings
Customers of Home Payments Ltd to be repaid some money
Customers of the former domestic budgeting company are to receive some of their money back, following the company going into liquidation last year.
# Health
HSE defends hospital food
The HSE has criticised a newspaper for comparing hospital food with ‘Happy Meals’.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you put money away each month?
Yesterday, it emerged that more than 1.8 million people have less than €100 left over each month. Regardless of what you earn, do you save money each month?
# Medicine
New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly
The price of off-patent medicines will be reduced under a new deal agreed between the HSE and the body representing the pharmaceutical industry.
# Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus announces €15million cost-cutting plan
Staff will see allowances reduced under the proposals, which the company said would not affect passengers.
Voices
Column: End this ridiculous, wasteful culture of ‘salami slicing’
Not all areas deserve equal cuts – but there ARE some things we could do without, writes William Campbell.
# Bus Eireann
Bus Eireann seeking savings of €20m, but no redundancies... yet
Reduction in overtime, changes to sick leave and annual leave, and an increase in working hours are all on the table for Bus Éireann workers.
# HP Ireland
HP Ireland: job losses will impact 'every business and region'
But there is no specific details for the 4,000 people currently employed at HP Ireland.
# Savings
ESRI index showing increasingly polarised saving behaviour
More than half of people surveyed said they are saving less per month than they think they should be saving.
# In Numbers
Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics
How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…
# Savings
Consumers saving 'less than they think they should'
Some 55 per cent of people believe they are saving less than they ought to – while the number of those saving anything at all has declined, according to new data.
# Credit Union
Credit Union’s ‘special manager’ has wages cut – to €375 an hour
The special manager appointed to oversee operations at Newbridge Credit Union has his hourly rate cut at the High Court.
# Debt Crisis
Government working to reduce size of Anglo bill
However, the Department of Finance could not confirm or deny reports that the State had asked to defer €31 billion worth of Anglo loans.
# Courts
'Special manager' appointed at Newbridge Credit Union
The government says the appointment does not mean the credit union is in trouble, and that services continue as normal.
# Eurozone
The single image that explains what happens if we leave the euro
This image from Boston Consulting Group provides a handy guide to the practical impact of leaving the common currency.
# Savings
Household deposits in Ireland's banks continued to fall in third quarter
New figures from the Central Bank show that the amount Irish households kept on deposit in banks fell by €482 million.
# Social Welfare
Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target
Targets for next year may now be revised in light of the savings made in 2011 so far.
# Savings
Mortgage holders advised to check contracts for possible savings
Thousands of homeowners in Ireland will see their fixed rate mortgage deals end in the coming months and they may be able to reduce their monthly repayments as a result.
# Wig Out
Judges to lose the wigs from today
Starting this morning, judges will no longer be required to wear horsehair wigs – a tradition dating back to 1660 – in court.
# Jobswatch
Almost 2,000 jobs to go at the BBC
The British broadcaster also announced changes to its television and radio schedules as part of far-reaching cost-cutting measures.
# Forecasts
Davy lowers forecasts for Irish economy
Davy’s research division has revised its forecasts for Irish economic growth down as the global outlook deteriorates.