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#Spending

# spending - Friday 20 June, 2014

How much is the average mobile phone bill a month?
# Spending
# Spending

How much is the average mobile phone bill a month?

Jun 20th 2014, 3:10 PM 33,036 Views 75 Comments

The quarterly report from ComReg suggests that cheaper mobile plans and the increased sales of bundled products have helped reduce the amount spent on mobile services.

# spending - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Portrait of an Irish holidaymaker: Bald, generous and drinking on the plane
# Scoops On A Plane
# Scoops On A Plane

Portrait of an Irish holidaymaker: Bald, generous and drinking on the plane

Jun 18th 2014, 1:57 PM 17,135 Views 28 Comments

How much do we spend on drink, clothes and personal grooming when heading on holidays, compared to other nations?

# spending - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit
# PAC
# PAC

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit

Jun 14th 2014, 1:56 PM 7,506 Views 44 Comments

John McGuinness said it wasn’t an attempt to grab headlines.

# spending - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

It's true...Ireland IS affected by housing market changes more than other countries
# ESRI
# ESRI

It's true...Ireland IS affected by housing market changes more than other countries

Jun 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,230 Views 60 Comments

New research shows that households in debt are only likely to reduce if if they are comparatively well-off.

# spending - Friday 16 May, 2014

Impact: We want more pay... as long as the economy can handle it
# Deficit Targets
# Deficit Targets

Impact: We want more pay... as long as the economy can handle it

May 16th 2014, 8:02 AM 7,699 Views 32 Comments

The public service union will only seek increased pay if the government reaches deficit targets.

# spending - Thursday 17 April, 2014

The average number of Easter eggs we're giving this year is... three
# Feeling Generous
# Feeling Generous

The average number of Easter eggs we're giving this year is... three

Apr 17th 2014, 10:54 AM 9,621 Views 23 Comments

Gimme dem eggs.

Poll: Do you have more money in your pocket now than you did last year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have more money in your pocket now than you did last year?

Apr 17th 2014, 8:55 AM 16,673 Views 92 Comments

New figures released this morning indicate disposable income has increased – has yours?

# spending - Monday 7 April, 2014

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high
# Not So Happy Customers
# Not So Happy Customers

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

Apr 7th 2014, 2:30 PM 4,763 Views 8 Comments

The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.

# spending - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

More people are saving for a rainy day - if they can afford it
# Piggy Bank
# Piggy Bank

More people are saving for a rainy day - if they can afford it

Feb 4th 2014, 2:17 PM 6,546 Views 14 Comments

Two thirds of people in recent savings index think government policy discourages saving.

Consumers 'gradually recovering from the extreme difficulties'
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

Consumers 'gradually recovering from the extreme difficulties'

Feb 4th 2014, 12:11 PM 6,608 Views 36 Comments

How are you feeling about spending more money?

# spending - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

London's palace is falling down, falling down...
# Royal Not So Flush
# Royal Not So Flush

London's palace is falling down, falling down...

Jan 28th 2014, 4:34 PM 16,267 Views 50 Comments

Buckingham Palace: a bit of a fixer-upper, apparently.

# spending - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Poll: Has your disposable income increased?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has your disposable income increased?

Jan 21st 2014, 9:45 AM 14,608 Views 101 Comments

The Irish League of Credit Unions says disposable income has risen by almost €50 since December 2012 to €182 left at the end of the month.

Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet
# Bills
# Bills

Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet

Jan 21st 2014, 8:12 AM 5,648 Views 27 Comments

The latest survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions shows the number of people with no money left over after essential bills has fallen by almost 40,000.

# spending - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year
# Consultancy
# Consultancy

Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year

Jan 15th 2014, 9:33 PM 6,227 Views 57 Comments

The Minister for Finance likened the consultants to painters, saying they were only used when needed.

# spending - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Clothes and shoe sales up in November; books and newspapers down
# Retail
# Retail

Clothes and shoe sales up in November; books and newspapers down

Jan 8th 2014, 12:55 PM 3,537 Views 9 Comments

Retail sector says it is still under pressure.

# spending - Thursday 26 December, 2013

6 unarguable reasons to avoid the sales today
# Bargain Bin
From The Daily Edge
# Bargain Bin

6 unarguable reasons to avoid the sales today

Dec 26th 2013, 9:30 AM 16,803 Views 10 Comments

It’ll be hell, believe us.

# spending - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Poll: How much have you spent on Christmas this year?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: How much have you spent on Christmas this year?

Dec 24th 2013, 10:00 AM 12,863 Views 53 Comments

Christmas is a tough on the purse strings, so what have you spent?

# spending - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014
# Revised Estimates
# Revised Estimates

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014

Dec 18th 2013, 7:26 PM 5,016 Views 44 Comments

Revised estimates are required to be published before the end of 2013.

# spending - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders
# Christmas Cost
# Christmas Cost

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders

Dec 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,132 Views 42 Comments

The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.

# spending - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Exchequer figures shows income taxes up €607 million
# Returns
# Returns

Exchequer figures shows income taxes up €607 million

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:37 PM 9,138 Views 97 Comments

The Social Welfare budget has an under spend of €182 million, while the Health budget is over.

# spending - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

47% of Irish people are willing to pay more for groceries from developing countries
# Poverty
# Poverty

47% of Irish people are willing to pay more for groceries from developing countries

Nov 26th 2013, 5:29 PM 4,808 Views 36 Comments

A new Eurobarometer survey shows that 52 per cent said that tackling global poverty should be one of the Government’s main priorities.

# spending - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

One in four people are saving all year round for Christmas
# Festive Stash
# Festive Stash

One in four people are saving all year round for Christmas

Nov 19th 2013, 7:26 PM 8,638 Views 61 Comments

New research on spending and saving habits also shows that fewer people plan to use their credit card for festive spending this year.

# spending - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Twitter, Toronto mayor and mystery GPO woman: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Twitter, Toronto mayor and mystery GPO woman: The week in numbers

Nov 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,518 Views 0 Comments

Plus: how much will the average household spend on Christmas this year?

# spending - Friday 1 November, 2013

New number plates haven't helped motor industry
# Cars
# Cars

New number plates haven't helped motor industry

Nov 1st 2013, 1:25 PM 15,850 Views 131 Comments

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says that while the new number plates contributed to a small rise in sales, it has been a difficult year.

# spending - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"
# Spending
# Spending

Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"

Oct 29th 2013, 5:25 PM 7,778 Views 11 Comments

New CSO figures show that people spent less money in supermarkets and petrol stations last month.

People spent less on groceries in run-up to Budget announcement
# Shopping
# Shopping

People spent less on groceries in run-up to Budget announcement

Oct 29th 2013, 2:32 PM 7,181 Views 27 Comments

Tesco has seen a decline the amount of money people are spending there, while Aldi and Lidl are going strong.

# spending - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Madeline McCann, Ryanair and online shopping: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Madeline McCann, Ryanair and online shopping: The week in numbers

Oct 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 16,069 Views 3 Comments

Plus: How many words were in the Budget Day speeches given by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin? Clue: a lot.

# spending - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

"Sickest and the poorest" set to be hit hardest by Budget cuts today
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

"Sickest and the poorest" set to be hit hardest by Budget cuts today

Oct 15th 2013, 8:25 AM 9,322 Views 73 Comments

Budget speculation this morning is focused on increased prescription charges, cuts to medical cards and phone allowances for pensioners, and a decrease in dole payments for young unemployed people.

# spending - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?
# Crisps With Notions
# Crisps With Notions

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?

Oct 12th 2013, 11:30 AM 12,376 Views 51 Comments

Yes, the distracting levies that put the WTF in the Budget announcement.

# spending - Friday 11 October, 2013

How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you
# Tax Transparency
# Tax Transparency

How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you

Oct 11th 2013, 3:29 PM 20,683 Views 105 Comments

Or rather Eoghan Murphy’s tax transparency calculator can give you a good idea of what your hard-earned money is being spent on

# spending - Monday 30 September, 2013

Irish consumer confidence at a six year high, says survey
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

Irish consumer confidence at a six year high, says survey

Sep 30th 2013, 3:16 PM 5,167 Views 35 Comments

The latest KBC Bank/ESRI survey states Ireland’s consumer confidence index increased to 73.1 in September from 66.8 in August.

# spending - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Consumer confidence is up, but disposable income is down, says report
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Consumer confidence is up, but disposable income is down, says report

Aug 14th 2013, 8:45 PM 5,418 Views 30 Comments

Credit card debt is in decline, property transactions on the increase but new car sales continue to struggle.

People spent more money than they usually would during the heatwave
# Hot Stuff
# Hot Stuff

People spent more money than they usually would during the heatwave

Aug 14th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,148 Views 14 Comments

Barbecues, trips to the beach, paddling pools… it all added up.

# spending - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Almost everyone has cut spending as a result of recession
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Almost everyone has cut spending as a result of recession

Aug 1st 2013, 2:05 PM 10,305 Views 75 Comments

Cutting back on going out to pubs and restaurants is the most likely area of saving for households.

# spending - Friday 12 July, 2013

Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?

Jul 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 129 Views 73 Comments

Despite the growing number of voices criticising austerity as a method to meet deficit targets, the government has indicated there is more to come. This situation can’t continue, writes Rory Hearne.

# spending - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

European Parliament approves epic €960 billion budget after months of squabbling
# Finally
# Finally

European Parliament approves epic €960 billion budget after months of squabbling

Jul 3rd 2013, 12:50 PM 4,245 Views 26 Comments

The EU budget cuts spending for the first time ever.

# spending - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area
# Cronyism
# Cronyism

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area

Jun 25th 2013, 11:56 AM 5,275 Views 23 Comments

Róisín Shortall has called for an end to ‘potential cronyism and secret decision-making around public spending’.

# spending - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Under 50s stop saving as they struggle to pay off mortgages
# Saving
# Saving

Under 50s stop saving as they struggle to pay off mortgages

Jun 13th 2013, 8:47 AM 6,150 Views 18 Comments

It is thought that the deadline for property tax registration may have triggered this.

# spending - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

"Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April
# Consumers
# Consumers

"Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April

May 28th 2013, 12:35 PM 6,484 Views 45 Comments

Retail Ireland has said government must give consumers “hope and a reason to start spending”.

# spending - Friday 17 May, 2013

Review of fixed penalty notice system recommended
# Garda
# Garda

Review of fixed penalty notice system recommended

May 17th 2013, 7:20 AM 4,695 Views 21 Comments

The Comptroller General said that the system has not resulted in changed behaviour in motor tax compliance.