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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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All time
# piggy bank gap
Pay gap in pocket money for girls and boys, British study shows
British girls receive an average of 77 pence less than boys.
# winter has quit
Good news - Ireland is set for a lovely warm weekend
Current temperatures are about six degrees higher than the Irish January average.
# Salaries
The top five highest-paying business jobs in Ireland are...
The positive employment stats seen in Ireland in recent times are set to continue according to a new jobs guide for 2016.
# poor policies
One in 10 sackings in Ireland is down to bullying
More than half of Irish companies do not have strong enough policies on bullying.
# less money no cry
Irish wages are still going down, down, down...
Our average earnings at present are the lowest since 2009. Not all industries are worse off though…
# not going out
Irish people have less extra cash than our European neighbours
New figures from Eurostat show Irish households to have 6% less material wealth than the European average.
# Big Money
The family car costs more than €10,000 a year to run
A new study by the AA finds that, despite a slight decrease, the cost of running a family car remains high.
# hot in herrre
It may not have felt like it but last month was the warmest May since records began
No, really.
# Water Charges
Jan O'Sullivan rejects average water charge of €240
The Housing Minister said people will alter their water use “like plastic bags”.
# Happiness
So, exactly how happy is Ireland?
The Happiness Experiment says it has found the answer…
# Pensions
Average pension income for retired women 2/3 that of men
New figures also show that half of male retirees have a supplementary pension, but only a third of woman have one.
# Belgium
Who's boosting Eurozone GDP growth?
The answer may surprise many – because it’s a country without a government.
# typical
The 'typical' human speaks Mandarin and lives in the city
National Geographic number crunches the stats on Earth’s seven billion people to come up with profile of the world’s ‘typical’ person.