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# expense - Saturday 7 April, 2018

From The42 Derry City pick up fourth consecutive league win at Sligo's expense In Form

Derry City pick up fourth consecutive league win at Sligo's expense

The Bit o’Red’s recent form has been nothing short of dreadful.

# expense - Thursday 14 December, 2017

The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years

Members of the band, none of whom are involved in policing duties, were paid an average of €58,985 each last year.

# expense - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Assaults on prison staff cost the state around €26 million over seven years

It found that 3% of prison staff (93 people) were directly assaulted by prisoners in 2015.

# expense - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Settlement reached in most costly divorce of all time

Elena Rybolovlev was awarded half the fortune of her ex-husband Dmitry Rybolovlev.

# expense - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Here's how much Christmas will cost you this year*

*According to one survey, at least.

# expense - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Three Sinn Féin councillors in Galway refuse to wear council robes at tomorrow's council meeting

A Sinn Féin councillor has described the robes as a ‘waste of taxpayers money’.

# expense - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Column: Modern dating and the awkward question of who foots the bill...

There’s no excuse for women not coughing up when it comes to footing the bill for a date – an equal partnership means equality across the board, writes Aoife O’Connor.

# expense - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Column: The cost of childcare is already forcing some parents to give up their jobs

Enda Kenny’s attempt to reassure women over the insolvency controversy does not go far enough, writes Irene Gunning, who says without any form of subsidy, supports or tax relief, childcare costs are borne fully by parents, limiting job options.

# expense - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Childcare costs leave parents struggling to pay household bills

A survey has shown that costs are also preventing many parents from taking up employment.

# expense - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'

On National No Smoking Day, Joan Conway tells how she gave up smoking at 45 – after first taking up the habit at the tender age of 17.

# expense - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Average cost of first communions this year: €744

The amount of money collected by children making their first communion has dropped from €468 to €432.