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# households - Monday 19 April, 2021

Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May
# Outdoor Activitiies
# Outdoor Activitiies

Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 3:40 PM 57,891 Views 62 Comments
  • The Higher Education Minister is arguing that the public know how to socialise safely outdoors now, and should be allowed to do so.
  • AstraZeneca has written to an Oireachtas committee to say that it will deliver 100 million doses of its vaccine in the first 6 months of the year.
  • Finance Minsiter Paschal Donohoe said that it could be 2023 before Ireland returns to pre-pandemic employment levels.

# 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
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

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

Feb 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 26,778 Views 13 Comments

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
# Working Poor
# Working Poor

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

Jul 5th 2016, 2:02 PM 45,386 Views 82 Comments

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
# Trim
# Trim

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

Nov 13th 2015, 8:05 PM 11,126 Views 53 Comments

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
# Rising Rents
# Rising Rents

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

Nov 6th 2015, 6:01 AM 6,896 Views 31 Comments

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
# Au Pairs
# Au Pairs

Domestic workers are the most exploited group in Ireland

Jun 2nd 2015, 3:19 PM 11,105 Views 24 Comments

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
# Pumping It Up
# Pumping It Up

1.23 million households have now registered with Irish Water

Mar 19th 2015, 4:34 PM 16,969 Views 186 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

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

Feb 1st 2015, 5:56 PM 21,455 Views 186 Comments

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
# In The Red
# In The Red

Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone

Jan 30th 2015, 8:54 AM 16,183 Views 70 Comments

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
# Healthy Ireland
# Healthy Ireland

Leo wants to find out just how healthy Ireland is

Oct 27th 2014, 12:15 PM 12,205 Views 49 Comments

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
# Borrower Nor A Lender
# Borrower Nor A Lender

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

Aug 29th 2014, 3:36 PM 17,655 Views 38 Comments

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?
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

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

Jun 19th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,700 Views 40 Comments

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
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

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

May 8th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,609 Views 2 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Jan O'Sullivan rejects average water charge of €240

Apr 17th 2014, 9:16 AM 15,845 Views 142 Comments

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?
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

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

Apr 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,185 Views 24 Comments

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
# Standard Of Living
# Standard Of Living

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

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:09 AM 5,679 Views 58 Comments

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
# Penny Pinching
# Penny Pinching

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

Feb 12th 2014, 9:21 AM 14,639 Views 100 Comments

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
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

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

Jan 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 14,304 Views 87 Comments

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
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Your questions about the local property tax answered

Nov 7th 2013, 9:11 PM 22,216 Views 56 Comments

You asked, so we now we answer…

# households - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Household savings primarily being used to pay down debt
# Money
# Money

Household savings primarily being used to pay down debt

Oct 3rd 2013, 12:54 PM 4,493 Views 11 Comments

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

# households - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Household debt down but sustainability levels barely improve
# Debt
# Debt

Household debt down but sustainability levels barely improve

Aug 13th 2013, 6:57 PM 4,948 Views 12 Comments

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
# Pester Power
# Pester Power

Kids have serious 'pester power' on family food purchases

May 18th 2013, 9:15 AM 8,715 Views 36 Comments

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
# Poverty
# Poverty

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

May 15th 2013, 2:45 PM 8,435 Views 27 Comments

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'
# Crash
# Crash

Young people 'bear burden of financial crisis'

May 14th 2013, 9:18 AM 7,518 Views 34 Comments

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

The burning question*: Should you read in bed when your partner doesn't?
# Dilemma
From The Daily Edge
# Dilemma

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

Apr 22nd 2013, 4:00 PM 14,980 Views 37 Comments

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie 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
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

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

Apr 12th 2013, 11:09 AM 8,952 Views 51 Comments

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
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

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

Mar 24th 2013, 6:24 PM 9,639 Views 105 Comments

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
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

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

Mar 24th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,785 Views 196 Comments

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
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

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

Mar 8th 2013, 8:54 AM 10,875 Views 201 Comments

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
# Income And Living
# Income And Living

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

Feb 13th 2013, 4:04 PM 12,249 Views 31 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

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

Feb 13th 2013, 12:56 PM 66,315 Views 125 Comments

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'
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

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

Feb 12th 2013, 11:11 AM 6,753 Views 25 Comments

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
# Home Security

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year

Feb 7th 2013, 9:45 PM 9,477 Views 56 Comments

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
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Irish Banking Federation agrees new initiative to help distressed borrowers

Jan 31st 2013, 8:07 AM 5,529 Views 50 Comments

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)
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

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

Jan 26th 2013, 12:00 PM 10,020 Views 41 Comments

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
# Community
# Community

Over 1.1 million have now paid the Household Charge - Hogan

Dec 27th 2012, 10:35 AM 8,223 Views 107 Comments

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
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

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

Dec 24th 2012, 3:39 PM 19,151 Views 211 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

Dec 22nd 2012, 8:30 AM 2,277 Views 12 Comments

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
# Computers
# Computers

81 per cent of households now have internet access

Dec 20th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,563 Views 14 Comments

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
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

ESRI: One in five people are living in jobless households

Dec 11th 2012, 10:48 AM 4,138 Views 54 Comments

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

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