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#Spending

# spending - Yesterday's News

Money Diary: An office worker in the east on €26K working in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diary: An office worker in the east on €26K working in Dublin

12 hours ago 28,252 Views 30 Comments

This week, our reader is enjoying a hybrid work setup.

# spending - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Costs of climate action measures and Slaintecare not properly recorded, committee told
# Public Spending
# Public Spending

Costs of climate action measures and Slaintecare not properly recorded, committee told

Jul 13th 2022, 8:59 PM 12,438 Views 12 Comments

The pensions issue, climate financing and healthcare reform are the main challenges for Ireland’s finances.

# spending - Friday 3 June, 2022

The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU
# Comparison
# Comparison

The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU

Jun 3rd 2022, 9:00 PM 32,278 Views 43 Comments

Our interactive graphs showing where Ireland ranks compared to other EU countries.

# spending - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Spending watchdog warns that inflation crisis could hurt govt's budget for big ticket plans
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Spending watchdog warns that inflation crisis could hurt govt's budget for big ticket plans

Updated May 31st 2022, 8:35 AM 13,485 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council urged the government to properly factor in the cost of major health, climate and defence plans.

# spending - Sunday 17 April, 2022

Opinion: Keeping your money working for you - how to deal with rising costs
# Minding Money
# Minding Money

Opinion: Keeping your money working for you - how to deal with rising costs

Apr 17th 2022, 7:30 AM 32,306 Views 25 Comments

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.

# spending - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Exchequer spent estimated €17.1 billion as a result of Covid-19 in pandemic's first year
# Spending
# Spending

Exchequer spent estimated €17.1 billion as a result of Covid-19 in pandemic's first year

Sep 30th 2021, 7:10 PM 9,238 Views 20 Comments

The Comptroller and Auditor General annual report was published today.

# spending - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

More than €1 billion spent in contactless payments during May as economy re-opens
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

More than €1 billion spent in contactless payments during May as economy re-opens

Jul 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 7,696 Views 14 Comments

The daily spend of individual contactless payment users exceeded €16 for only the second time since 2016.

# spending - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Money Diaries: A project manager on €67K living in Wexford in a house she and partner just bought
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A project manager on €67K living in Wexford in a house she and partner just bought

Jun 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 64,680 Views 28 Comments

This week, our reader is busy working from home while renovating a new house with her partner.

# spending - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin

Jun 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 66,220 Views 22 Comments

This week, our reader is working late shifts and managing health and wellbeing.

# spending - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Money Diaries: A primary school teacher on €45K living in Sligo
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A primary school teacher on €45K living in Sligo

May 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 96,928 Views 34 Comments

This week, our reader is enjoying life in Sligo during lockdown and watching her spending.

# spending - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Money Diaries: An IT consultant on €126K living and working in London
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An IT consultant on €126K living and working in London

May 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 94,207 Views 106 Comments

This week, our reader is busy managing family time along with long working hours.

# spending - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €21K living at home because rents are so high
# Finances
# Finances

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €21K living at home because rents are so high

Apr 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 55,292 Views 22 Comments

This week, our reader is glad to be still working during Covid and is trying to make his earnings work for him.

# 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 12,351 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 19,133 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 25,741 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 13,650 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 56,885 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
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# Spending

Premiership Rugby could revamp salary rules after Saracens breach

Dec 19th 2019, 8:30 PM 11,752 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 13,012 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 17,021 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 30,851 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 12,848 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 19,029 Views 39 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 37,295 Views 22 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 26,073 Views 60 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 8,448 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 11,430 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 17,524 Views 26 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 17,409 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 7,298 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 22,938 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 53,564 Views 15 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 15,666 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 6,085 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 6,098 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 36,840 Views 149 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 8,726 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 107,947 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 20,029 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 25,001 Views 50 Comments

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

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