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#Cost of Living

# cost-of-living - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin

The majority of requests from clerical officers, who are on the lower end of the civil service pay scale.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'The stress makes me sick': New report highlights stark financial burden faced by Irish families

St Vincent de Paul says parents are struggling to eat, while prioritising their children’s education.

# cost-of-living - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive

Parties are calling for a rent freeze of up to three years.

# cost-of-living - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Dublin is now more expensive to live in than both Abu Dhabi and Silicon Valley

It’s the first time Dublin has been in the top 100 most expensive cities to live list since 2014.

# cost-of-living - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46%

A hard Brexit could increase the cost of living by up to €1,300 per Irish household per year.

# cost-of-living - Monday 24 July, 2017

Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age

The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.

# cost-of-living - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Dublin is the 66th most expensive city in the world for expats

Angolan capital Luanda has taken top spot from Hong Kong, with New York in 9th place and London in 30th.

# cost-of-living - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Dublin is almost as expensive for workers to live in as London

The weaker pound has made the British capital much cheaper against its international peers.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Dublin is almost as expensive for workers to live in as London

The weaker pound has made the British capital much cheaper against its international peers.

# cost-of-living - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

It costs the State €2,773.38 to detain one juvenile prisoner per day in Ireland

The average cost in Europe is €283.58 per day.

# cost-of-living - Monday 21 November, 2016

It costs over €16,500 a year to run and maintain the average Irish home

Those in negative equity were also found to be paying over €5,000 more a year than the average homeowner.

# cost-of-living - Friday 5 August, 2016

Dublin has become one of the world’s most expensive cities but is still ‘good value’

So says property group Savills which puts housing and office expenses in the capital at less than half those for London.

# cost-of-living - Sunday 8 May, 2016

No surprises here: Dublin is Europe's eighth most expensive city

Cost of living in Dublin is around twice that of Athens or Lisbon.

# cost-of-living - Monday 10 August, 2015

One man is commuting from Barcelona to London every day - and saves money doing it

He must be getting really sick of the Ryanair jingle.

# cost-of-living - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Politicians 'don't understand the stress of having to pay bills'

Customers want simpler bills and exit fee options.

# cost-of-living - Monday 19 January, 2015

The cost of living all over the world in one neat infographic

Ireland has the 11th highest cost of living in the world.

# cost-of-living - Sunday 18 January, 2015

What can the minimum wage buy you in Ireland?

We checked. It doesn’t go very far.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Students could save almost €4k if they stay at home with mum and dad No Flying The Nest This post contains a poll

Students could save almost €4k if they stay at home with mum and dad

The DIT Cost of Living Guide says student living costs are over €8,000.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Learning, cigarettes and alcohol: they're all getting pricier

Don’t fret, you’re going to pay less for clothes and food.

# cost-of-living - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Labour Youth admit: Our posters break the law - but we're prepared to pay the fine

The Labour youth wing appears unconcerned that its posters break the law as it slammed Fianna Fáil’s “hypocrisy” today, but the opposition party hit back saying there is a “crisis at the heart of the Labour Party”.

# cost-of-living - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society

We shouldn’t view a living wage for employees as a burden, but as an investment: it would be one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy, writes Ciaran Garrett.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 12 December, 2013

The average monthly rent in Dublin is now over €1,000 as prices continue to rise

As with the sale of residential property, the increase in rental values in Dublin is out of kilter with a slower recovery in the rest of the country.

# cost-of-living - Monday 28 October, 2013

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000

This is the result of a system where proposals which receive 100,000 signatures can be voted on by the public.

# cost-of-living - Monday 1 July, 2013

Food, alcohol and tobacco prices drive up cost of living

Inflation in the eurozone is expected to be 1.6 per cent for last month, up 0.2 per cent from May.

# cost-of-living - Saturday 22 June, 2013

It's official: Irish prices for cigarettes and alcohol are EU's highest

Irish drink prices are 62 per cent higher than the EU average – and only the Finns pay more for their drink.

# cost-of-living - Friday 14 June, 2013

Cost of living rises in the eurozone but not so much in Ireland

Comparing April and May figures, annual inflation rose in 16 member states, remained stable in six and fell in four.

# cost-of-living - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut

The governing council of the European Central Bank meets on Thursday where it could provide a fresh boost to mortgage holders.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Cost of living in Ireland rises 0.4 per cent in March

It’s 0.5 per cent more expensive to live in Ireland now than it was a year ago.

# cost-of-living - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

56pc of Irish homes 'go into debt to pay essential bills'

Research from uSwitch says over half of Irish homes have to dip into savings, or borrow money, to make ends meet.

# cost-of-living - Friday 4 January, 2013

Cost of living in the Eurozone rose by 2.2pc in 2012

The EU’s Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices shows inflation at 2.2 per cent, its lowest annual rate in six months.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Cost of living falls by 0.4 per cent in November

The latest CSO figures indicate that Ireland has seen deflation for five of the last six months.

# cost-of-living - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president

The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…

# cost-of-living - Monday 22 October, 2012

Ex-pat executives returning to invest in property market

Property experts have said one of the main reasons ex pats are returning is to educate their children here.

# cost-of-living - Friday 12 October, 2012

Toll charges set to increase by 10c

Drivers will be hit with a 10c toll hike from January 2013.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Inflation eases to 1.6 per cent despite rise in clothing and alcohol prices

The price of goods and services in Ireland rose 1.6 per cent in the 12 months to September 2012.

# cost-of-living - Saturday 22 September, 2012

'Leave the immersion on': Your tips for saving energy... and money

With rising gas and electricity prices we gave you a few tips to make savings last week. Now it’s your turn.

# cost-of-living - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Explainer: Why energy prices are rising and what you can do to save money Cost Of Living This post contains videos

Explainer: Why energy prices are rising and what you can do to save money

With price hikes announced by Airtricity, Bord Gáis and Electric Ireland recently. We tell you why your gas and electricity is going up and what you can do to save money. Plus share your tips with us.

# cost-of-living - Friday 14 September, 2012

Airtricity announces rise in gas and electricity prices

Customers face an increase in the cost of their gas and electricity from the middle of next month, the company said today.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Cost of living rose by 0.6pc in August

The increase in the third-level student contribution and the rising price of petrol have the largest impact in the inflation rate.

# cost-of-living - Friday 7 September, 2012

Electric Ireland announces electricity and gas price increases

Not good news for the company’s 1.3 million customers, 60,000 of whom also get their gas from Electric Ireland.

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