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# Spending

Last month
November 2023
Opinion: The impact of fast fashion on climate is undeniable and Black Friday makes it worse
Labour senator Rebecca Moynihan says it’s time to turn your back on Black Friday and fast fashion.
An Garda Síochána spent nearly €370,000 on centenary medals last year
The details are contained in a spreadsheet of more than €200 million worth of garda expenditure last year, which was released under FOI.
This year
Health 'not a priority for this Budget' amid spending overrun, Government sources say
The health budget overrun is proving a major headache for the Government.
Budget 2024: Here are the main points you need to know
The Government has confirmed a range of measures.
Opinion: Banks are making a fortune from Irish savers - should you shop around?
Mark Coan of moneysherpa explains how savers can stop banks pocketing their returns.
'Hard choices need to be made': Large budget package would be a mistake says Fiscal Council
The report warned against overspending, which could further add to inflationary pressures felt by many.
Minister made aware in March about RTÉ irregularities, but didn't know it involved Ryan Tubridy
The minister said in the last few days she was told it involved an RTÉ presenter.
Opinion: 'How to spend the country's €65 billion surplus and make people happy'
Dr Mark Henry argues that Ireland’s budget surplus should be invested in the blueprint for national well-being.
Last year
Analysis: This year was a financial rollercoaster - what will 2023 bring for your money?
Financial advisor Ralph Benson looks at the highs and lows of the economy this year and asks if the future is brighter.
Eddie Howe hits back at comments on Newcastle's €243 million spending spree
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently included the Magpies in a list of clubs he suggested have ‘no ceiling’.
National Lottery spent €120 million of unclaimed prize money on marketing since 2015
Some TDs have taken issue with the licensing of the lottery.
Money Diary: An office worker in the east on €26K working in Dublin
This week, our reader is enjoying a hybrid work setup.
Costs of climate action measures and Slaintecare not properly recorded, committee told
The pensions issue, climate financing and healthcare reform are the main challenges for Ireland’s finances.
The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU
Our interactive graphs showing where Ireland ranks compared to other EU countries.
Spending watchdog warns that inflation crisis could hurt govt's budget for big ticket plans
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council urged the government to properly factor in the cost of major health, climate and defence plans.
Opinion: Keeping your money working for you - how to deal with rising costs
Financial expert David Quinn says it’s tricky at the moment as the cost of living rises – but there are little changes you can make to help your pocket.
All time
Exchequer spent estimated €17.1 billion as a result of Covid-19 in pandemic's first year
The Comptroller and Auditor General annual report was published today.
More than €1 billion spent in contactless payments during May as economy re-opens
The daily spend of individual contactless payment users exceeded €16 for only the second time since 2016.
Money Diaries: A project manager on €67K living in Wexford in a house she and partner just bought
This week, our reader is busy working from home while renovating a new house with her partner.
Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin
This week, our reader is working late shifts and managing health and wellbeing.
Money Diaries: A primary school teacher on €45K living in Sligo
This week, our reader is enjoying life in Sligo during lockdown and watching her spending.
Money Diaries: An IT consultant on €126K living and working in London
This week, our reader is busy managing family time along with long working hours.
Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €21K living at home because rents are so high
This week, our reader is glad to be still working during Covid and is trying to make his earnings work for him.
One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds
That’s according to research carried out by Red C on behalf of St Vincent de Paul.
What does Budget 2021 mean for you? Financial planner Eoin McGee has some answers
Eoin McGee looks at yesterday’s budget and breaks down what it means for some members of the workforce.
No increase in income tax planned, says finance minister
Paschal Donohoe was speaking about what the upcoming Budget might look like.
Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels
There was a sharp drop in ATM withdrawals in April.
Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway
This week, our reader details how he’s working from home and hanging out with flatmates, while also playing Football Manager.
Premiership Rugby could revamp salary rules after Saracens breach
The European champions were severely sanctioned for breaching spending rules that will now be subject to a review.
Top civil servant: 'Government should be able to walk away from projects if the cost works out greater than expected'
Watt previously warned ministers about not proceeding with the national broadband plan.
TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017
Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.
Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait
The Taoiseach defended the policy but said it may not happen immediately.
Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion
A quarter of children make over €800 on their Communion day.
Government must 'wean itself off' bloated €10.4bn corporation tax receipts, says budget watchdog
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says corporation tax levels could be €6 billion above conventional levels.
This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything
People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.
Gardaí have spent €20 million on private tow truck firms since 2012
Gardaí say it’s the price to pay for good police work.
Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash
In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.
Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December
Retail Ireland said that there will be an increase in sales this year of over €150 million.
'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'
Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.
Opinion: 'Can money buy you happiness? Not if you're spending it the wrong way'
Gill Hasson says that you should spend your money on experiences, not things.