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Sunday 4 April, 2021

Money Diaries: A bank analyst on €63K living in London but working through Covid from home in Cork
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Money Diaries: A bank analyst on €63K living in London but working through Covid from home in Cork

Apr 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 78,851 Views 57 Comments

This week, our reader is back with his parents and working remotely from Cork during the pandemic.

Sunday 28 March, 2021

Money Diaries: A software engineer on €50K living in Dublin with her parents to save for a home
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Money Diaries: A software engineer on €50K living in Dublin with her parents to save for a home

Mar 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 76,517 Views 71 Comments

This week, our reader has moved back to the family home in order to try to save money for a house, which she feels is out of her reach.

Sunday 21 March, 2021

Money Diaries: An occupational therapist on €54K working through the pandemic in Dublin
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Money Diaries: An occupational therapist on €54K working through the pandemic in Dublin

Mar 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 68,746 Views 47 Comments

This week, our reader is busy working in a hospital and watching spending to save for a wedding.

Sunday 14 March, 2021

Money Diaries: A charity shop manager in the south of the country trying to make ends meet
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Money Diaries: A charity shop manager in the south of the country trying to make ends meet

Mar 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 56,824 Views 25 Comments

This week, our reader is a charity shop manager receiving the Covid payment while lockdown continues.

Sunday 7 March, 2021

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €37K based in the south east during lockdown
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Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €37K based in the south east during lockdown

Mar 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 101,047 Views 29 Comments

This week, our reader is back home away from Dublin for lockdown and is able to earn some extra cash painting along the way.

Sunday 28 February, 2021

Money Diaries: An education service manager on over €55K, living with family in the Midlands
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Money Diaries: An education service manager on over €55K, living with family in the Midlands

Feb 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,129 Views 38 Comments

This week, our reader and his wife are busier than ever in lockdown between homeschooling and working.

Sunday 21 February, 2021

Money Diaries: An actor and bartender on the PUP, keeping busy through lockdown in Dublin
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Money Diaries: An actor and bartender on the PUP, keeping busy through lockdown in Dublin

Feb 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 81,309 Views 62 Comments

This week, our reader is trying to keep busy in lockdown by reading, writing and running. He also shares his thoughts on life on the PUP, oh and says hello to Domhnall Gleeson.

Sunday 14 February, 2021

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €52K homeschooling and teaching remotely
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Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €52K homeschooling and teaching remotely

Feb 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 136,863 Views 136 Comments

This week, our reader is a primary school teacher documenting her spending while she juggles homeschooling of her own children and her pupils.

Sunday 7 February, 2021

Money Diaries: A 29-year-old woman on €46K having moved from Dublin to the country
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Money Diaries: A 29-year-old woman on €46K having moved from Dublin to the country

Feb 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 111,634 Views 50 Comments

This week, our reader enjoys a better quality of life and stretches her income further now she’s out of Dublin.

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Sunday 31 January, 2021

Money Diaries: A 27-year-old technical support worker on €34K decorating her new home
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Money Diaries: A 27-year-old technical support worker on €34K decorating her new home

Jan 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 69,525 Views 35 Comments

This week, our reader is renovating the new home she just bought in county Offaly.

Sunday 6 December, 2020

Money Diaries: A 35-year-old HR Manager and busy mum working hard to save for a mortgage
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Money Diaries: A 35-year-old HR Manager and busy mum working hard to save for a mortgage

Dec 6th 2020, 8:00 PM 88,299 Views 56 Comments

This week, our reader and her partner and two children are living with her parents long-term in order to save for a home.

Sunday 15 November, 2020

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old HR professional on €24K, renting and living in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 22-year-old HR professional on €24K, renting and living in Dublin

Nov 15th 2020, 8:00 PM 95,444 Views 54 Comments

This week, our reader details how she’s staying fit and keeping her spending under control as she works hard during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sunday 25 October, 2020

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €45K living in his parents' house
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Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €45K living in his parents' house

Oct 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 108,909 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is working from home in his parents’ house which means he’s able to save a substantial amount.

Sunday 18 October, 2020

Money Diaries: A 33-year-old nurse on €46k living in Dublin and managing her contacts during Covid-19
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Money Diaries: A 33-year-old nurse on €46k living in Dublin and managing her contacts during Covid-19

Oct 18th 2020, 8:00 PM 74,741 Views 56 Comments

This week, our nurse describes the pressure she and colleagues are under in work and outside, as they maintain a distance.

Sunday 11 October, 2020

Money Diaries: A 24-year-old management consultant on €32K in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 24-year-old management consultant on €32K in Dublin

Oct 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 61,609 Views 54 Comments

This week, our reader has moved home to his parent’s house since Covid-19 hit and he’s finding he saves a lot more money.

Sunday 4 October, 2020

Money Diaries: A 35-year-old secondary school teacher living and saving in Spain
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Money Diaries: A 35-year-old secondary school teacher living and saving in Spain

Oct 4th 2020, 8:00 PM 93,364 Views 21 Comments

This week, our Irish teacher living in Madrid highlights the reasonable cost of living in the city.

Sunday 13 September, 2020

Money Diaries: A 26-year-old civil servant on €44K living in North Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 26-year-old civil servant on €44K living in North Dublin

Sep 13th 2020, 8:00 PM 86,119 Views 77 Comments

This week, our reader finds he’s not spending much daily as his workplace provides food. However, he says this week was a ‘low-spend’ week.

Sunday 30 August, 2020

Money Diaries: A 32-year-old SNA on €25K living in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 32-year-old SNA on €25K living in Dublin

Aug 30th 2020, 8:00 PM 69,119 Views 47 Comments

This week, our reader prepares to return to the classroom, topping up her income with some childminding in the meantime.

Sunday 16 August, 2020

Money Diaries: A 37-year-old in a rural village in the West of Ireland earning about €1,800 a month
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Money Diaries: A 37-year-old in a rural village in the West of Ireland earning about €1,800 a month

Aug 16th 2020, 9:00 PM 109,093 Views 25 Comments

This week, our reader has friends to visit and is making an effort to support local business.

Sunday 9 August, 2020

Money Diaries: A construction contracts manager on €67K with a young family in Galway
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Money Diaries: A construction contracts manager on €67K with a young family in Galway

Aug 9th 2020, 8:00 PM 73,382 Views 28 Comments

This week, our reader is on a road a lot and also enjoying getting back out with his family after lockdown.

Sunday 2 August, 2020

Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother
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Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 67,240 Views 34 Comments

This week, our reader, who lives with her daughter in Galway and has an underlying health condition, details her spending and saving during the Covid-19 period.

Sunday 26 July, 2020

Money Diaries: A university administrator in Limerick working from home who is starting to socialise more
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Money Diaries: A university administrator in Limerick working from home who is starting to socialise more

Jul 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 55,371 Views 26 Comments

This week, our reader has been spending lockdown working from home but is now starting to socialise with friends, prompting an increase in spending.

Sunday 19 July, 2020

Money Diaries: A 26-year-old data analyst living alone and working from home in a new job
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Money Diaries: A 26-year-old data analyst living alone and working from home in a new job

Jul 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 71,265 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader is living in her own apartment in the city centre and is working from home in a new job.

Sunday 12 July, 2020

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €50k in Dublin in lockdown
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Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €50k in Dublin in lockdown

Jul 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 115,101 Views 77 Comments

This week, our reader is busy programming for work and fun but manages his finances well during the lockdown.

Sunday 5 July, 2020

Money Diaries: A retired lecturer in Galway documents life and spending in lockdown
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Money Diaries: A retired lecturer in Galway documents life and spending in lockdown

Jul 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 71,504 Views 39 Comments

This week, our reader has been cocooning throughout the Covid-19 shutdown.

Sunday 28 June, 2020

Money Diaries: A project manager in the north west on €43k who is used to working remotely
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Money Diaries: A project manager in the north west on €43k who is used to working remotely

Jun 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 46,438 Views 21 Comments

This week, our reader and her fiancé are busy renovating their home as they prepare for the birth of their first child. They are used to remote working.

Sunday 21 June, 2020

Money Diaries: A 32-year-old accountant on €50k living in Clare with his wife and child
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Money Diaries: A 32-year-old accountant on €50k living in Clare with his wife and child

Jun 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 100,555 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is in County Clare with his wife and baby daughter. They’re managing through the lockdown, working from home and reuniting with family as lockdown eases.

Sunday 14 June, 2020

Money Diaries: A 21-year-old freelancer with various jobs keeping her going during the lockdown
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Money Diaries: A 21-year-old freelancer with various jobs keeping her going during the lockdown

Jun 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 68,855 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader is grateful she has various incomes for freelancing as it means she’s not reliant on just one job in a crisis.

Sunday 7 June, 2020

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway
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Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway

Jun 7th 2020, 8:00 PM 56,565 Views 23 Comments

This week, our reader details how he’s working from home and hanging out with flatmates, while also playing Football Manager.

Sunday 31 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown
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Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown

May 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 76,724 Views 64 Comments

This week, our reader finds she’s enjoying slowing down while staying at home during the shutdown, and is spending less.

Sunday 24 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A 43-year-old software technician on €35K working from home in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 43-year-old software technician on €35K working from home in Dublin

May 24th 2020, 9:00 PM 68,211 Views 65 Comments

Our reader this week details how she’s working from home through the lockdown.

Sunday 17 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A data engineer living in Dublin, working from home in the shutdown
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Money Diaries: A data engineer living in Dublin, working from home in the shutdown

May 17th 2020, 9:00 PM 68,023 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader works on a new job from home, while he and his partner get through the shutdown.

Sunday 10 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A pharmaceutical engineer living in Meath, commuting to work in Dublin in the shutdown
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Money Diaries: A pharmaceutical engineer living in Meath, commuting to work in Dublin in the shutdown

May 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 72,749 Views 38 Comments

Our reader says he’s saving time on his journey now and saving money during the Covid-19 changes.

Sunday 3 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A charity worker at home during the shutdown with her wife and two teenage children
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Money Diaries: A charity worker at home during the shutdown with her wife and two teenage children

May 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 61,311 Views 47 Comments

This week, our reader juggles work, parenting and looking after her wife, who is ill, during the Covid-19 shutdown.

Sunday 26 April, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old design engineer working at home in Carlow
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How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old design engineer working at home in Carlow

Apr 26th 2020, 9:00 PM 49,210 Views 26 Comments

This week, our young reader tries to close the purchase of a house while working from home during shutdown.

Sunday 19 April, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old graduate surveyor living with family in Dublin
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How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old graduate surveyor living with family in Dublin

Apr 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 46,779 Views 38 Comments

This week, our reader adjusts to life in Covid-19 lockdown and finds she’s spending a lot less.

Sunday 12 April, 2020

How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children
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How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children

Apr 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 86,501 Views 62 Comments

This week, our reader details the week she spent in early March as Covid-19 became a public health issue in Ireland.

Sunday 5 April, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 37-year-old who just signed on the dole before the Covid-19 crisis hit
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How I Spend My Money: A 37-year-old who just signed on the dole before the Covid-19 crisis hit

Apr 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 81,751 Views 27 Comments

This week, our reader comes to terms with life in isolation on a small budget.

Sunday 29 March, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 35-year-old manager from Dublin earning €55,000 living and working in Sweden
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How I Spend My Money: A 35-year-old manager from Dublin earning €55,000 living and working in Sweden

Mar 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 59,288 Views 35 Comments

This week’s reader lives on the west coast of Sweden and owns an apartment with his girlfriend.

Sunday 22 March, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000
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How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000

Mar 22nd 2020, 8:00 PM 99,290 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is a junior doctor saving to buy a house with her boyfriend.

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