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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Spending

All time
# Taxing Issue
The economy will grow but warning there is 'no case for tax cuts'
While Ireland spends more than average among ten rich EU countries, it is behind on spending in education particularly.
# splashing the cash
Every week, the average Irish household spends €845. Here's where the money goes
The CSO has published its Household Budget Survey 2015/16, providing a breakdown of spending across the country.
# Sad
No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US
It looks like Trump’s plans to build the Mexican border wall will be shelved for the moment.
# Spending
Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending
The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.
# empty wallets
We're spending less in the shops this Christmas - blame it on Brexit and Trump
That’s according to experts Retail Excellence Ireland.
# Spending
The HSE will have €14 billion to spend next year - but that may not be enough
While there will be 24,000 fewer medical cards, there will be 50,000 more GP visit cards.
# Cigarettes and Alcohol
'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget
There are very few puns.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?
After much speculation, tomorrow is D-Day.
# daddy or chips?
Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending
Tax cuts for some, miniature Irish flags for others.
# Charity
Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console
Yesterday it emerged that the charity’s Irish operation would be wound down and its services transferred.
# outside help
Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013
The area of Environment and Transportation accounted for more than half of the consultant fees paid out.
You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election
How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.
# billion dollar baby
Financial Fair Play? For the first time ever, Premier League spending tops £1 billion
That’s a lot of cash.
# direct provision
Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch
Around 3,000 adults and 1,100 children are currently being paid direct provision allowance.
# sponsored by rabodirect
QUIZ: How Financially Fit Are You?
It’s time to take the Financial Bleep Test.
# cash outflow
The average Irish person will spend almost €600 this Christmas
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…
# Your Say
How much will you spend on Christmas presents this year?
Irish adults spent an average of €297 on gifts last year.
# budget 2016
IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech
“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”
# budget 2016
IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech
“No more booms and bust.”
# Your Say
Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget?
Tax cuts and spending increases worth €3 billion will reportedly be unveiled – twice what was previously expected.
A wealth tax is a possibility. You don’t need to be a member of the far left to call for this
Instead of cutting taxes and USC, politicians should start spending more, writes Julien Mercille.
# spending habits
Can I see your boarding pass? Retailers are using your flight information to understand what you buy
You might be able to refuse showing your card when shopping at some airports, but the DAA said it’s a boarding card scan is obligatory to make a purchase in their outlets.
# On the lash
The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out
People have been spending more money on clothes and shoes too…
# Consumer Confidence
The crisis in Greece has the people of Ireland shaking a bit
A new report on consumer confidence has also identified the closure of Clerys as having a negative impact.
# Spending
€83m spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over five years
It’s estimated on average a prefab costs around €13,500 a year to rent.
# sprung a leak
Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:
They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.
# Suicide Prevention
This TD thinks the HSE is lying about trying to recruit mental health staff
Colm Keaveney said the situation leaves distressed people with “nowhere to go”.
# positive people
Irish businesses the most optimistic in Europe - who are the least?
A consumer sentiment survey also hinted that Irish household could boost spending in the coming year.
# Hey Big Spender
Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years
New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.
# Housing
Rent supplement payments have fallen by more than €150 million since 2010
This was distributed among 71,800 recipients.
# your money
Forgot about these Budget changes? They kicked in yesterday
Here are the details.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?
As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.
# bargain hunting
St Stephens Day sales madness: Queues from 6am and 'handbags at dawn'
Mad Ted.
# savvy shoppers
Here are the tricks shops use to make you spend more money
Think you make your own decisions? Well, think again…
# Delivery
When governments cut health spending, more women die in childbirth
Though the presence of a skilled childbirth specialist can help.
# Cash Money
Your Dublin Bus and Irish Rail commutes just got more expensive
But if you use a Leap card, you might be saving money.
# spend spend spend
Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you
Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.
# budget 2015
Where's the missing €15 million?... Criticism over shortfall in mental health spending
€35 million is being ring-fenced for the area as part of Budget 2015, but organisations are concerned that’s still €15 million short of what should be spent.
# Minister for 1916
Good news for Heather Humphreys --- she's getting €4 million to spend on 2016
Her Department’s being given €212 million in total to spend, as part of Budget 2015.
# TechKnowHow
How to get a refund for that app you bought
Because there are moments where you might want your money back.