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# spending - Thursday 25 March, 2021

One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds

Mar 25th 2021, 7:21 AM 12,207 Views 3 Comments

That’s according to research carried out by Red C on behalf of St Vincent de Paul.

# spending - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

What does Budget 2021 mean for you? Financial planner Eoin McGee has some answers
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

What does Budget 2021 mean for you? Financial planner Eoin McGee has some answers

Oct 14th 2020, 1:15 PM 18,979 Views 18 Comments

Eoin McGee looks at yesterday’s budget and breaks down what it means for some members of the workforce.

# spending - Thursday 3 September, 2020

No increase in income tax planned, says finance minister
# Pandemeconomics
# Pandemeconomics

No increase in income tax planned, says finance minister

Sep 3rd 2020, 9:58 PM 25,729 Views 42 Comments

Paschal Donohoe was speaking about what the upcoming Budget might look like.

# spending - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels

Jun 16th 2020, 10:33 AM 13,605 Views 21 Comments

There was a sharp drop in ATM withdrawals in April.

# spending - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway

Jun 7th 2020, 8:00 PM 56,562 Views 23 Comments

This week, our reader details how he’s working from home and hanging out with flatmates, while also playing Football Manager.

# spending - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Premiership Rugby could revamp salary rules after Saracens breach
# Spending
From The42
# Spending

Premiership Rugby could revamp salary rules after Saracens breach

Dec 19th 2019, 8:30 PM 11,722 Views 15 Comments

The European champions were severely sanctioned for breaching spending rules that will now be subject to a review.

# spending - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Top civil servant: 'Government should be able to walk away from projects if the cost works out greater than expected'
# Robert Watt
# Robert Watt

Top civil servant: 'Government should be able to walk away from projects if the cost works out greater than expected'

Jul 24th 2019, 6:16 PM 12,954 Views 11 Comments

Watt previously warned ministers about not proceeding with the national broadband plan.

# spending - Monday 1 July, 2019

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017
# Spending
# Spending

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017

Jul 1st 2019, 6:25 PM 16,962 Views 58 Comments

Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.

# spending - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait
# Tax Cuts
# Tax Cuts

Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait

Jun 25th 2019, 5:40 PM 30,707 Views 78 Comments

The Taoiseach defended the policy but said it may not happen immediately.

# spending - Monday 24 June, 2019

Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion
# First Holy Communion
# First Holy Communion

Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion

Jun 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,664 Views 81 Comments

A quarter of children make over €800 on their Communion day.

# spending - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Government must 'wean itself off' bloated €10.4bn corporation tax receipts, says budget watchdog
# Prudency
# Prudency

Government must 'wean itself off' bloated €10.4bn corporation tax receipts, says budget watchdog

Updated Jun 11th 2019, 3:25 PM 19,012 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says corporation tax levels could be €6 billion above conventional levels.

# spending - Saturday 18 May, 2019

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything
# Carlow Arts Festival
# Carlow Arts Festival

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

May 18th 2019, 7:00 PM 37,240 Views 24 Comments

People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.

# spending - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Gardaí have spent €20 million on private tow truck firms since 2012
# Spending
# Spending

Gardaí have spent €20 million on private tow truck firms since 2012

Feb 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,023 Views 59 Comments

Gardaí say it’s the price to pay for good police work.

# spending - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash
# Hitting Home
# Hitting Home

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

Dec 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,432 Views 10 Comments

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

# spending - Monday 3 December, 2018

Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December
# Shop Till You Drop
# Shop Till You Drop

Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December

Dec 3rd 2018, 11:04 AM 11,419 Views 68 Comments

Retail Ireland said that there will be an increase in sales this year of over €150 million.

# spending - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'
# Column
# Column

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'

Oct 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 17,400 Views 28 Comments

Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.

# spending - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Opinion: 'Can money buy you happiness? Not if you're spending it the wrong way'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Can money buy you happiness? Not if you're spending it the wrong way'

Sep 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,973 Views 30 Comments

Gill Hasson says that you should spend your money on experiences, not things.

# spending - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'
# Play It Cool
# Play It Cool

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'

Jun 19th 2018, 4:22 PM 7,267 Views 29 Comments

The Summer Economic Statement this year sets out the plans for next year’s Budget. And it’s all about cooling those jets in case Ireland overheats.

# spending - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Poll: Are you planning a 'buy nothing' break this January?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Are you planning a 'buy nothing' break this January?

Jan 3rd 2018, 12:45 PM 22,921 Views 38 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# spending - Monday 1 January, 2018

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?
# Kakeibo
# Kakeibo

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?

Jan 1st 2018, 11:00 PM 53,074 Views 16 Comments

We’ve had the Japanese art of tidying up – now it’s the Japanese art of saving money.

# spending - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP
# Rulebook
# Rulebook

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Sep 13th 2017, 2:06 PM 15,556 Views 83 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

# spending - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending
# Let's Get Fiscal
# Let's Get Fiscal

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

Sep 5th 2017, 7:58 AM 6,065 Views 37 Comments

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

# spending - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession
# Personal Finances
# Personal Finances

Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession

Aug 17th 2017, 6:01 AM 6,077 Views 15 Comments

Ireland is now the fourth most confident country in Europe, overtaking the UK for the first time in almost nine years.

# spending - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak
# Growth
# Growth

Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak

Aug 8th 2017, 9:00 AM 36,780 Views 151 Comments

Goodbody said the Irish economy will reach full employment by the end of next year.

# spending - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

The economy will grow but warning there is 'no case for tax cuts'
# Taxing Issue
# Taxing Issue

The economy will grow but warning there is 'no case for tax cuts'

Jun 27th 2017, 8:23 AM 8,709 Views 54 Comments

While Ireland spends more than average among ten rich EU countries, it is behind on spending in education particularly.

# spending - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Every week, the average Irish household spends €845. Here's where the money goes
# Splashing The Cash
# Splashing The Cash

Every week, the average Irish household spends €845. Here's where the money goes

Jun 21st 2017, 5:40 PM 104,204 Views 69 Comments

The CSO has published its Household Budget Survey 2015/16, providing a breakdown of spending across the country.

# spending - Monday 1 May, 2017

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US
# Sad
# Sad

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US

May 1st 2017, 8:36 AM 20,015 Views 23 Comments

It looks like Trump’s plans to build the Mexican border wall will be shelved for the moment.

# spending - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending
# Spending
# Spending

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending

Apr 11th 2017, 6:45 AM 24,861 Views 50 Comments

The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.

# spending - Friday 16 December, 2016

We're spending less in the shops this Christmas - blame it on Brexit and Trump
# Empty Wallets
# Empty Wallets

We're spending less in the shops this Christmas - blame it on Brexit and Trump

Dec 16th 2016, 11:45 AM 11,401 Views 86 Comments

That’s according to experts Retail Excellence Ireland.

# spending - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

The HSE will have €14 billion to spend next year - but that may not be enough
# Spending
# Spending

The HSE will have €14 billion to spend next year - but that may not be enough

Dec 14th 2016, 3:46 PM 6,121 Views 46 Comments

While there will be 24,000 fewer medical cards, there will be 50,000 more GP visit cards.

# spending - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget
# Cigarettes And Alcohol
# Cigarettes And Alcohol

'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget

Oct 12th 2016, 8:10 AM 13,809 Views 12 Comments

There are very few puns.

# spending - Monday 10 October, 2016

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?

Oct 10th 2016, 9:56 AM 22,290 Views 76 Comments

After much speculation, tomorrow is D-Day.

# spending - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending
# Daddy Or Chips?
# Daddy Or Chips?

Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending

Oct 4th 2016, 9:18 AM 8,361 Views 73 Comments

Tax cuts for some, miniature Irish flags for others.

# spending - Friday 8 July, 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console
# Charity
# Charity

Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console

Jul 8th 2016, 7:45 AM 12,485 Views 26 Comments

Yesterday it emerged that the charity’s Irish operation would be wound down and its services transferred.

# spending - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013
# Outside Help
# Outside Help

Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013

May 22nd 2016, 7:00 PM 12,378 Views 77 Comments

The area of Environment and Transportation accounted for more than half of the consultant fees paid out.

# spending - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election
# Opinion
# Opinion

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

Feb 9th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,035 Views 20 Comments

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

# spending - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Financial Fair Play? For the first time ever, Premier League spending tops £1 billion
# Billion Dollar Baby
From The42
# Billion Dollar Baby

Financial Fair Play? For the first time ever, Premier League spending tops £1 billion

Feb 2nd 2016, 1:18 PM 4,742 Views 5 Comments

That’s a lot of cash.

# spending - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch

Jan 27th 2016, 6:02 AM 8,163 Views 41 Comments

Around 3,000 adults and 1,100 children are currently being paid direct provision allowance.

# spending - Thursday 7 January, 2016

QUIZ: How Financially Fit Are You?
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# Sponsored By Rabodirect

QUIZ: How Financially Fit Are You?

Jan 7th 2016, 11:22 AM 47,062 Views 68 Comments

It’s time to take the Financial Bleep Test.

# spending - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

The average Irish person will spend almost €600 this Christmas
# Cash Outflow
# Cash Outflow

The average Irish person will spend almost €600 this Christmas

Nov 24th 2015, 6:07 AM 12,512 Views 20 Comments

According to a Christmas spending survey. And we all think we’re worse off than last year. Mind you, last year we felt the same way…

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