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#Rainy Day Fund

# rainy-day-fund - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Government raids €1.5bn rainy day fund for Budget 2021
# Emergencies Only
# Emergencies Only

Government raids €1.5bn rainy day fund for Budget 2021

Oct 6th 2020, 6:47 PM 28,415 Views 37 Comments

The fund can only used to mitigate severe events – such as a pandemic.

# rainy-day-fund - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Paschal Donohoe establishes Rainy Day Fund with initial €1.5 billion in the kitty
# Rainy Day Fund
# Rainy Day Fund

Paschal Donohoe establishes Rainy Day Fund with initial €1.5 billion in the kitty

Oct 31st 2019, 11:00 PM 16,989 Views 58 Comments

The move was announced today.

# rainy-day-fund - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up
# White Paper
# White Paper

'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up

Oct 5th 2019, 12:26 PM 20,266 Views 45 Comments

Donohoe has rowed back on his commitment to top up the fund this year.

# rainy-day-fund - Saturday 2 February, 2019

The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit
# Piggy Bank Savings
# Piggy Bank Savings

The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit

Feb 2nd 2019, 7:30 AM 8,561 Views 24 Comments

The rainy day fund will be supplemented with an annual €500 million from the Exchequer, starting this year.

# rainy-day-fund - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund

Oct 9th 2018, 2:53 PM 9,915 Views 30 Comments

Another €500m is to be added to the fund annually from 2019.

# rainy-day-fund - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Donohoe defends 'rainy day fund' - but opposition parties reckon it's 'useless'
# Financial Cushioning
# Financial Cushioning

Donohoe defends 'rainy day fund' - but opposition parties reckon it's 'useless'

May 23rd 2018, 2:17 PM 8,973 Views 29 Comments

The fund has been described as “ill-thought out” and “ill-timed”.

# rainy-day-fund - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Explainer: What is this 'rainy day fund' we keep hearing about?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Explainer: What is this 'rainy day fund' we keep hearing about?

Jul 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 14,955 Views 31 Comments

We take a look.

# rainy-day-fund - Thursday 6 July, 2017

There's no money in Ireland's 'rainy day fund'
# Piggy Bank
# Piggy Bank

There's no money in Ireland's 'rainy day fund'

Jul 6th 2017, 10:50 PM 20,450 Views 43 Comments

Because it doesn’t really exist yet.

# rainy-day-fund - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Two thirds of Irish consumers can't save regularly
# Rainy Day Fund
# Rainy Day Fund

Two thirds of Irish consumers can't save regularly

Jun 10th 2014, 10:42 AM 6,309 Views 19 Comments

While there have been gains over the last year, most Irish people still can’t save every month.

# rainy-day-fund - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Here's what the Irish are saving money for
# Rainy Day Fund
# Rainy Day Fund

Here's what the Irish are saving money for

May 13th 2014, 11:51 AM 14,261 Views 12 Comments

Education, renovating homes and holidays are all increasingly popular, but saving for a rainy day is still king.