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# households - Friday 1 February, 2019

It's another freezing morning - here's what you can do to keep your pipes clear and your car running

Temperatures today are only set to reach as high as 5 degrees with a sharp frost present on many roads.

# households - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

# households - Friday 13 November, 2015

Town in Meath sees water supply interrupted for more than 24 hours

The stoppages have officially been in place in Trim since yesterday morning.

# households - Friday 6 November, 2015

Leading NGOs say 'government wrangling' has delayed action on the homelessness crisis

Government ministers are being called “to set ideology aside and respond to the reality that confronts us”.

# households - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Domestic workers are the most exploited group in Ireland

A new report from the EU has singled out childcare and domestic cleaners as the most exploited in Ireland.

# households - Thursday 19 March, 2015

1.23 million households have now registered with Irish Water

The company is set to start issuing bills next month.

# households - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Irish Water says over 1 million have registered ahead of tomorrow's deadline

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed today that those who do not register will not have their water cut off.

# households - Friday 30 January, 2015

Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone

CSO figures also revealed that young people are carrying too much debt.

# households - Monday 27 October, 2014

Leo wants to find out just how healthy Ireland is

A new nationwide survey will ask households about a range of health indicators.

# households - Friday 29 August, 2014

Irish aversion to debt is "most disappointing" aspect of recovery

Loan repayments were €437 million higher than new lending last month.

# households - Thursday 19 June, 2014

What can be done to help Ireland's "unacceptable" rate of jobless households?

A new report has come up with a number of proposed solutions.

# households - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Men and women totally disagree on who decides what their family eats

Irish people don’t just argue about how they share the household load – they argue about who they think does what.

# households - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan rejects average water charge of €240

The Housing Minister said people will alter their water use “like plastic bags”.

# households - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?

A House of Lords Committee in the UK has blamed supermarkets for adding to high levels of food waste with these offers but experts in Ireland said everyone has their part to play in reducing this.

# households - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Over 50s' income did not fall during the recession - ESRI

The think tank say research shows that, although the wealth of over 50s declined, overall income, health and well-being did not.

# households - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on

But income gaps are skewing analysis of the income average according to the Nevin Economic Research Centre.

# households - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Almost 80,000 homes have so far been fitted with water meters

Irish Water came into operation yesterday and says that over 1 million household connections have also now surveyed by authorities.

# households - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Your questions about the local property tax answered

You asked, so we now we answer…

# households - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Household savings primarily being used to pay down debt

Household repayment of loans amounted to €7.3 billion last year.

# households - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Household debt down but sustainability levels barely improve

Figures from the Central bank show that overall household debt is at it lowest level since late 2006 but disposable income falls dull much positive impact.

# households - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Kids have serious 'pester power' on family food purchases

The breakfast cereal in a family’s cupboard is often dictated by the children.

# households - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Irish households saw one of the biggest falls in income after 2007

A report published today also warned of the increase in child poverty between 2007 and 2010.

# households - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Young people 'bear burden of financial crisis'

A new ESRI publication says that young households were more likely to become unemployed and many purchased a home prior to the crash.

# households - Monday 22 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Should you read in bed when your partner doesn't? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Should you read in bed when your partner doesn't?

It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# households - Friday 12 April, 2013

Mortgage holders in arrears are older and more likely to have children - report

A survey conducted by MABS indicated that over 36 per cent of mortgage clients were unemployed.

# households - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Junior Minister: We made a mess of communicating property tax exemptions

Seán Sherlock said that the government “needs to do right by the people” in communicating the exemptions from the property tax.

Nearly 30 per cent do not intend to pay property tax - poll

Two-thirds of those polled by Red C for the Sunday Business Post think the measure is an unfair tax.

# households - Friday 8 March, 2013

Leo Varadkar: Property tax is easy to pay and hard to evade

The Minister for Transport said that people struggling to pay their bills do not automatically become exempt from income tax and the same principle should apply to the forthcoming property tax.

# households - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Barnardos: CSO survey shows 'ravaging' effects of recession on families

Meanwhile, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton said the survey shows that “the impact of the crisis has not worsened income inequality”.

Here's how much disposable income the average person in Ireland has

The annual CSO study on income also found that the number of people unable to afford basic necessities has jumped significantly.

# households - 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.

# households - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year Home Security This post contains a poll

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year

Survey finds four out of ten Irish householders are “significantly concerned” that they might be robbed – and one in four men sleep with a hurley beneath the bed.

# households - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Irish Banking Federation agrees new initiative to help distressed borrowers

The new initiative is designed to help people struggling with their debt to stay in their homes.

# households - Saturday 26 January, 2013

You asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property tax (pt 2)

After last week’s Q&A about the property tax you had more questions so we’ve been getting you more answers…

# households - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Over 1.1 million have now paid the Household Charge - Hogan

Hogan thanked all those who had registered their properties and paid the charge, saying €113.35 million has been collected and reallocated to local authorities.

# households - Monday 24 December, 2012

Noonan: If people can afford high-end TV packages, they can afford the household charge

The Finance Minister says many households are paying €1000 a year for television packages.

# households - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Irish households will generate 25 per cent more packaging waste over Christmas

Repak said Irish households will go through 5 million boxes of chocolates and 50 million bottles of beer this festive season.

# households - Thursday 20 December, 2012

81 per cent of households now have internet access

The figures from the CSO also show that 19 per cent of unemployed people have never used the internet.

# households - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

ESRI: One in five people are living in jobless households

The percentage of households where adults are not working has grown from 15 per cent to 22 per cent in just three years.

# households - Friday 9 November, 2012

Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter CSO

Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter

The CSO said savings were primarily used to pay down debt and fund property investment.

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