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#Spending

# spending - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Column: 10 places where the Budget’s axe needs to fall
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 10 places where the Budget’s axe needs to fall

Jun 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 58 Views 177 Comments

We can’t have our cake and eat it, warns NAMAwinelake – here are the areas where unpalatable savings will have to be made.

# spending - Friday 1 June, 2012

What recession? One in four going to Euros will shell out over €3,000
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

What recession? One in four going to Euros will shell out over €3,000

Jun 1st 2012, 8:05 AM 2,840 Views 24 Comments

The results of a survey suggest the credit unions and piggy banks are being hit hard ahead of next week’s tournament.

# spending - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Household loans and mortgage lending down in April
# Lending
# Lending

Household loans and mortgage lending down in April

May 31st 2012, 2:23 PM 2,027 Views 5 Comments

Latest figures from the Central Bank show that the level of lending to Irish households continued to decline last month.

# spending - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Consumer prices increase by 1.9 per cent
# Inflation
# Inflation

Consumer prices increase by 1.9 per cent

May 10th 2012, 1:04 PM 1,132 Views 4 Comments

Central Statistics Office figures show consumer prices increased by 1.9 per cent in the year to the end of April.

# spending - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing
# Consumers
# Consumers

Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing

May 8th 2012, 12:19 PM 1,501 Views 11 Comments

KBC/ESRI consumer sentiment index rose slightly in April for the fourth month in a row.

# spending - Monday 16 April, 2012

# spending - Monday 2 April, 2012

Irish grocery market slips back into decline - report
# Groceries
# Groceries

Irish grocery market slips back into decline - report

Apr 2nd 2012, 11:57 AM 2,923 Views 21 Comments

The grocery sector declined by 0.5 per cent last year due to falling inflation.

# spending - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

In pictures: What sold better or worse last month?
# Retail
# Retail

In pictures: What sold better or worse last month?

Mar 28th 2012, 2:42 PM 4,238 Views 1 Comment

Overall, the volume of retails sales dropped 0.3 per cent in February.

# spending - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Column: Ireland is a country that doesn’t know what it wants to be
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland is a country that doesn’t know what it wants to be

Mar 22nd 2012, 7:30 AM 26 Views 23 Comments

First we blame our leaders for going one way, then the opposite. We need a grown-up discussion about where Ireland is headed, writes Aaron McKenna.

# spending - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics

Mar 17th 2012, 7:00 PM 4,423 Views 4 Comments

Plus: An all-time record for Irish exports, and how many of the government’s 109 TDs were in the Dáíl on Wednesday night…

# spending - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?

Mar 10th 2012, 6:03 PM 5,317 Views 84 Comments

Is our culture suffering from an epidemic of consumerism? What should we do to make sure we’re shopping sensibly? Let us know here…

# spending - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets

Mar 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 25 Views 27 Comments

Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.

# spending - Saturday 25 February, 2012

The Secret Service, centenarian bounty and cherished numbers: more on Howlin's report cards
# Spending
# Spending

The Secret Service, centenarian bounty and cherished numbers: more on Howlin's report cards

Feb 25th 2012, 8:15 AM 5,302 Views 14 Comments

Some of the more interesting items found in Brendan Howlin’s financial report cards.

# spending - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Opposition criticise Taoiseach for spending €30,000 on photography
# Spending
# Spending

Opposition criticise Taoiseach for spending €30,000 on photography

Feb 15th 2012, 7:47 AM 3,983 Views 43 Comments

However the Taoiseach has said that the costs have decreased dramatically in recent years.

# spending - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

One in five households delayed bills to pay for basic goods - CSO
# Recession
# Recession

One in five households delayed bills to pay for basic goods - CSO

Feb 14th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,630 Views 16 Comments

A household survey from Q2 of last year showed that 79 per cent of households had cut back on their spending.

# spending - Friday 3 February, 2012

3 in 5 consumers have signed up to an online discount site
# Deals
# Deals

3 in 5 consumers have signed up to an online discount site

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 AM 3,863 Views 7 Comments

Consumers’ attitude to online deals appears overwhelmingly positive, with almost 9 in 10 of customers saying they would return to purchase from a site they had previously used.

# spending - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy

Jan 31st 2012, 12:03 PM 866 Views 3 Comments

The latest consumer sentiment index indicates that heightened concerns over the eurozone last month have eased somewhat.

# spending - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Visa card spending in Ireland up by 48pc last year
# Spending
# Spending

Visa card spending in Ireland up by 48pc last year

Jan 17th 2012, 11:24 AM 2,480 Views 23 Comments

Irish people spent €13 billion on Visa cards last year, while the number of transactions on Visa cards grew by 76 per cent.

# spending - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Late payment fee warning issued over €100 Household Charge
# Efficient
# Efficient

Late payment fee warning issued over €100 Household Charge

Jan 4th 2012, 9:09 AM 9,210 Views 154 Comments

Around 700 people have already paid the charge, which came into effect on 1 January, according to the Household Charge Project Board.

# spending - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Arab Spring takes toll on tour operator Thomas Cook
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Arab Spring takes toll on tour operator Thomas Cook

Dec 14th 2011, 2:12 PM 1,783 Views 1 Comment

The British travel company says uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt deterred tourists this year, and it will close 200 stores over the next two years.

# spending - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Your best post-Budget 2012 money-saving tips
# Life After Budget
# Life After Budget

Your best post-Budget 2012 money-saving tips

Dec 13th 2011, 7:30 PM 6,342 Views 12 Comments

Over the weekend we asked you for your best tips on saving money over the coming year. Here’s a round-up of your top tips…

# spending - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Budget 2012: Who exactly has to pay the €100 Household Charge?
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: Who exactly has to pay the €100 Household Charge?

Dec 6th 2011, 7:02 PM 16,966 Views 151 Comments

The new Household Charge is one of the most controversial proposals in the Budget – but who exactly is going to have to pay the new €100 charge?

Column: We had to make difficult cuts in the Budget - but these are extraordinary times
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We had to make difficult cuts in the Budget - but these are extraordinary times

Dec 6th 2011, 7:30 AM 12 Views 101 Comments

Social welfare spending has to be cut in order to balance the budget – but we can still protect the most vulnerable, says Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection.

# spending - Friday 2 December, 2011

Government: Tax take is €500m less than we expected
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Government: Tax take is €500m less than we expected

Dec 2nd 2011, 4:56 PM 2,459 Views 37 Comments

The latest exchequer figures are in – and it’s worse than expected.

Let us know: What would YOU do in the Budget?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Let us know: What would YOU do in the Budget?

Dec 2nd 2011, 12:04 PM 4,359 Views 209 Comments

Ireland must find savings of €3.8billion next week. How would you do it?

# spending - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy
# Wages
# Wages

Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy

Nov 29th 2011, 8:34 AM 1,497 Views 17 Comments

An independent poll shows most people support the focus on spending cuts rather than tax increases.

# spending - Monday 28 November, 2011

Poll: Will motor tax hikes make you change/get rid of your car?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will motor tax hikes make you change/get rid of your car?

Nov 28th 2011, 9:34 AM 8,024 Views 116 Comments

With a motor tax increase promised for a wide swathe of vehicle owners in the upcoming Budget 2012, how would that affect all you drivers out there?

# spending - Friday 25 November, 2011

It’s Black Friday – so here’s some crazy videos of people shopping
# Buy Buy Buy
From The Daily Edge
# Buy Buy Buy

It’s Black Friday – so here’s some crazy videos of people shopping

Nov 25th 2011, 7:00 AM 4,515 Views 10 Comments

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America – but check out the extreme lengths people go to to make sure they get a bargain.

# spending - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts

Nov 22nd 2011, 7:21 AM 1,606 Views 36 Comments

Ministers are due to meet this morning for final discussions on next month’s Budget, with welfare expected to be on the chopping block.

# spending - Monday 21 November, 2011

Poll: Will you borrow to pay your Christmas bills?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you borrow to pay your Christmas bills?

Nov 21st 2011, 11:27 AM 3,669 Views 50 Comments

A Credit Union survey says some households won’t finish paying off their Christmas bills until July. How will you cope with the season?

One in three will go into debt with Christmas spending - survey
# Christmas
# Christmas

One in three will go into debt with Christmas spending - survey

Nov 21st 2011, 10:02 AM 1,161 Views 7 Comments

The average Irish child will receive €164 worth of presents from their parents, according to the Irish League of Credit Unions.

# spending - Friday 21 October, 2011

Overseas visits to Ireland up 11 per cent in first eight months of 2011
# Tourism
# Tourism

Overseas visits to Ireland up 11 per cent in first eight months of 2011

Oct 21st 2011, 1:06 PM 361 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Irish residents made fewer trips abroad this summer.

# spending - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more
# Footfall
# Footfall

Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more

Oct 19th 2011, 1:28 PM 426 Views 6 Comments

Latest footfall figures show a marginal increase in visits to Irish businesses as people sought shelter from bad August weather in shopping centres.

# spending - Thursday 6 October, 2011

How to market stuff to women
# Purse Power
# Purse Power

How to market stuff to women

Oct 6th 2011, 4:16 PM 749 Views 10 Comments

A seminar focusing on Ireland’s female consumer – what she thinks and, more importantly, what she buys – is underway in Dublin.

# spending - Saturday 17 September, 2011

What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?
# What If
# What If

What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?

Sep 17th 2011, 8:41 PM 5,795 Views 42 Comments

TheJournal.ie reporters have been quizzing those in the know to describe the potential fallout of a Greek debt default on Ireland’s economic, social and political scene…

# spending - Friday 9 September, 2011

Video: How would you spend your last euro?
# Vox Pop
From The Daily Edge
# Vox Pop

Video: How would you spend your last euro?

Sep 9th 2011, 1:01 PM 384 Views 11 Comments

A chocolate bar, according to a good portion of the people interviewed in this video vox pop…

# spending - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Sep 6th 2011, 7:56 PM 826 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Emergency Department nurses in Limerick vote in favour of industrial action; former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army is jailed for war crimes; and we are left in no doubt about Madonna’s taste in blooms…

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’
# Doom And Gloom
# Doom And Gloom

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’

Sep 6th 2011, 12:00 PM 1,060 Views 12 Comments

The KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index is virtually unchanged, but shows a worrying emerging trend in the medium term.

# spending - Monday 5 September, 2011

European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal
# Spending
# Spending

European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal

Sep 5th 2011, 4:05 PM 428 Views 12 Comments

Figures from Visa show that European consumers increased spending by 2.5 per cent in Q2… but that bailed out states were down.

# spending - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Hopes for recovery take a blow as Irish consumers increase savings
# Savings
# Savings

Hopes for recovery take a blow as Irish consumers increase savings

Aug 9th 2011, 11:36 AM 552 Views 8 Comments

The Nationwide/ESRI savings index shows a significant increase in the amount of cash that worried consumers are keeping aside.