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#Credit Union

# credit-union - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'

John Hume saw how people from a working class background were locked out of borrowing from banks, writes Gerry Thompson.

# credit-union - Friday 28 February, 2020

Shaking off a 'staid impression': Re-imagining the credit union in the fintech era

As banks spend fortunes embracing tech, credit unions are revamping to ensure they aren’t left behind.

# credit-union - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Adrian Donohoe murder trial: Paramedic tells court garda's injuries were 'inconsistent with life'

The trial continues in front of Justice Michael White and a jury of eight men and seven women.

# credit-union - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Adrian Donohoe murder trial: Garda tells court he feared for his life as armed robber threatened him with a gun

Aaron Brady has pleaded not guilty to the murder.

# credit-union - Thursday 17 October, 2019

# credit-union - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school

Parents of primary school students are paying €50 less than last year, while parents of secondary school students are paying €20 more.

# credit-union - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean?

It could mean they can offer small loans to people who otherwise mightn’t get credit.

# credit-union - Friday 3 August, 2018

Credit unions have never had as much in assets - but there are far fewer of them

The analysis found that assets in Irish credit unions total €17.2 billion.

# credit-union - Monday 30 July, 2018

Parents turning to moneylenders to cope with back-to-school costs

More than one-third of parents in Ireland say they are debt due to these costs.

# credit-union - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Man (20s) arrested in connection with murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe

The detective garda was killed in the line of duty at a credit union in Bellurgan in Co Louth in 2013.

# credit-union - Friday 13 October, 2017

'A disgrace and a disaster': Charleville Credit union placed in liquidation

Customer deposits up to €100,000 are protected.

# credit-union - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Ryanair drops from top 100 Irish brands list after seating-allocation storm

Meanwhile, Irish Credit Unions topped the list for the third year in a row.

# credit-union - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child

There has been a slight drop in the number of parents getting into debt to fund these costs.

# credit-union - Friday 23 June, 2017

Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to give social club bank details to management

The GRA has advised its members not to hand over this information as these accounts do not contain public funds.

# credit-union - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Man accused of abducting, and stealing savings from, his own elderly father granted bail

Accused James O’Connor is charged with abduction and is also alleged to have stolen over €8,000 of his father’s pension and credit union savings.

# credit-union - Thursday 1 June, 2017

One in four adults are living in an unsuitable home but can't afford to move

Some are planning to extend or convert their home for more space.

# credit-union - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Staff member dismissed after financial irregularities at Cork Credit Union

This is the county’s second credit union scandal in less than two weeks.

# credit-union - Friday 12 May, 2017

Gardaí investigate after money taken out of credit union accounts

A garda investigation into the incident is ongoing.

# credit-union - Monday 13 March, 2017

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# credit-union - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Gambian people are using the Irish Credit Union system to get themselves out of poverty

‘I didn’t have to go to the US for a job, I’m now self-employed thanks to the Credit Union’.

# credit-union - Monday 6 February, 2017

An 'unacceptable' number of credit unions aren't doing background checks on staff

Credit unions were required to perform due diligence on individuals to ensure that they were qualified for the job.

# credit-union - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

5,600 enquiries, 20,000 hours of CCTV footage - Garda Adrian Donohoe's murder is still unsolved

The 41-year-old was killed in the line of duty at Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, Co Louth, on 25 January 2013.

# credit-union - Saturday 24 December, 2016

WATCH: Credit Union surprises 'ordinary people doing extraordinary things' in Cork Christmas Thank You This post contains videos

# credit-union - Friday 9 December, 2016

Bray Credit Union fined €98,000 for breaching money laundering and terrorist finance laws

The regulator is “concerned” that the breaches occurred over a five-year period.

# credit-union - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida Bank Robbery This post contains videos

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida

A SWAT team stormed the building after the gunman was distracted by two people making a run for it.

# credit-union - Monday 21 November, 2016

Rush Credit Union: Report finds 15 cars bought for car draw but can't find details of the winners

A liquidator has been appointed to the beleaguered institution.

# credit-union - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

"A major cause of concern": Shock as liquidator appointed to Rush Credit Union

Earlier this year gardaí confirmed they were investigating reports of financial irregularities at the credit union.

# credit-union - Friday 30 September, 2016

17-year-old girl sues uncle after €50k taken from account after death of her parents

The teenager’s parents passed away within two months of each other earlier this year.

# credit-union - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Over a quarter of credit unions are limited in what they can lend you

The Central Bank will occasionally impose the restrictions in cases where there are questions over a credit union’s liquidity or stability.

# credit-union - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

New welfare scheme offers same-day turnaround for small loans

The loans of up to €2000 can be used for things like Christmas presents, or back-to-school expenses.

# credit-union - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# credit-union - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Less than 10% of credit unions affected by rules limiting how much you can save

The CP88 process resulted in a rule limiting how much a member could save with credit unions to €100,000.

# credit-union - Thursday 2 June, 2016

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Gardaí investigating €700,000 missing from Dublin credit union

Gardaí today confirmed that they are investigating reports of financial irregularities at the credit union.

# credit-union - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

They're here: Credit Unions have launched debit cards for the first time

The card is being rolled out in 11 Credit Unions around the country to start with.

# credit-union - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Farmer threatened and intimidated into handing over €83,000 to 17 people, court hears

Three financial institutions have been ordered to provide account details of the persons accused of intimidating the farmer.

# credit-union - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

The average Irish person will spend almost €600 this Christmas

According to a Christmas spending survey. And we all think we’re worse off than last year. Mind you, last year we felt the same way…

# credit-union - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Struggling to finance a trip to the Euros? There's a loan for that...

Ireland’s credit unions are not averse to financing the holiday of a lifetime.

# credit-union - Monday 21 September, 2015

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Here is the brand that Irish customers have the best experience with

Is customer service a big deal for you?

# credit-union - Friday 31 July, 2015

The Central Bank is limiting how much you can save in a Credit Union

Irish Credit Unions have said new rules will damage their competitiveness.

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