By raising transactions charges, banks are creating a mental barrier which will cause people to reconsider spending on even small items – reducing demand and consumption and, ultimately, doing our economy no favours, writes Noel Rock.
The building was bought over a decade ago at a cost of almost €1.5 million by the taxpayer for use by the Probation and Welfare Service – but has lain empty ever since because the service declined to relocate there.
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