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# savings - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Changing the car reg plates is a good idea if it saves jobs

If it persuades people not to put off buying a car in 2013 – either through superstition or vanity – it will be a worthwhile exercise, writes Aaron McKenna.

# savings - Friday 21 December, 2012

Over 75 per cent of people do their Christmas shopping at work

A new survey also showed that only 9 per cent of people will buy Irish this festive season.

# savings - Sunday 2 December, 2012

The Evening Fix… now with added dashing Santas

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey

When asked what consumers will do with spare cash, half said they would use it to pay off debt.

# savings - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Irish people saving less

Four in ten not saving money at end of month, but more people expect to be better off next year.

# savings - 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.

# savings - Friday 26 October, 2012

Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys

The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.

# savings - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

# savings - Friday 21 September, 2012

Group wants increase in number of medicines available without prescription

An expert healthcare group has said this should occur as part of a framework for self-care in Ireland.

# savings - Friday 10 August, 2012

High Court approves €1.2m interim payout to Home Payments customers

The company had approximately €2.1 million in its accounts when it went into liquidation last year, and owed in the region of €6.7 million to customers.

# savings - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Customers of Home Payments Ltd to be repaid some money

Customers of the former domestic budgeting company are to receive some of their money back, following the company going into liquidation last year.

# savings - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

HSE defends hospital food

The HSE has criticised a newspaper for comparing hospital food with ‘Happy Meals’.

Poll: Do you put money away each month? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you put money away each month?

Yesterday, it emerged that more than 1.8 million people have less than €100 left over each month. Regardless of what you earn, do you save money each month?

# savings - Monday 18 June, 2012

New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly

The price of off-patent medicines will be reduced under a new deal agreed between the HSE and the body representing the pharmaceutical industry.

# savings - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Dublin Bus announces €15million cost-cutting plan

Staff will see allowances reduced under the proposals, which the company said would not affect passengers.

# savings - Friday 8 June, 2012

Column: End this ridiculous, wasteful culture of ‘salami slicing’

Not all areas deserve equal cuts – but there ARE some things we could do without, writes William Campbell.

# savings - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Bus Eireann seeking savings of €20m, but no redundancies... yet

Reduction in overtime, changes to sick leave and annual leave, and an increase in working hours are all on the table for Bus Éireann workers.

# savings - Thursday 24 May, 2012

HP Ireland: job losses will impact 'every business and region'

But there is no specific details for the 4,000 people currently employed at HP Ireland.

# savings - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

ESRI index showing increasingly polarised saving behaviour

More than half of people surveyed said they are saving less per month than they think they should be saving.

# savings - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics

How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…

# savings - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Consumers saving 'less than they think they should'

Some 55 per cent of people believe they are saving less than they ought to – while the number of those saving anything at all has declined, according to new data.

# savings - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Credit Union’s ‘special manager’ has wages cut – to €375 an hour

The special manager appointed to oversee operations at Newbridge Credit Union has his hourly rate cut at the High Court.

# savings - Monday 30 January, 2012

Government working to reduce size of Anglo bill

However, the Department of Finance could not confirm or deny reports that the State had asked to defer €31 billion worth of Anglo loans.

# savings - Friday 13 January, 2012

'Special manager' appointed at Newbridge Credit Union

The government says the appointment does not mean the credit union is in trouble, and that services continue as normal.

# savings - Monday 19 December, 2011

The single image that explains what happens if we leave the euro

This image from Boston Consulting Group provides a handy guide to the practical impact of leaving the common currency.

# savings - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Household deposits in Ireland's banks continued to fall in third quarter

New figures from the Central Bank show that the amount Irish households kept on deposit in banks fell by €482 million.

# savings - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target

Targets for next year may now be revised in light of the savings made in 2011 so far.

# savings - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Mortgage holders advised to check contracts for possible savings

Thousands of homeowners in Ireland will see their fixed rate mortgage deals end in the coming months and they may be able to reduce their monthly repayments as a result.

# savings - Friday 14 October, 2011

Judges to lose the wigs from today

Starting this morning, judges will no longer be required to wear horsehair wigs – a tradition dating back to 1660 – in court.

# savings - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Almost 2,000 jobs to go at the BBC

The British broadcaster also announced changes to its television and radio schedules as part of far-reaching cost-cutting measures.

# savings - Monday 19 September, 2011

Davy lowers forecasts for Irish economy

Davy’s research division has revised its forecasts for Irish economic growth down as the global outlook deteriorates.

# savings - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’

The KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index is virtually unchanged, but shows a worrying emerging trend in the medium term.

# savings - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

British government-owned bank selling Irish arm... to Irish government-owned bank

British-owned Northern Rock is selling its Irish operation to Permanent TSB – which is almost totally owned by the Irish government.

# savings - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Summer sales fail to bring out the shoppers

KBC says consumer sentiment fell in July, despite aggressive price cuts by retailers, with shoppers fearing for the future.

# savings - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Hopes for recovery take a blow as Irish consumers increase savings

The Nationwide/ESRI savings index shows a significant increase in the amount of cash that worried consumers are keeping aside.

# savings - Friday 5 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

In Friday’s Fix: The ups and downs of the markets, Jedward as you’ve never seen them, rhinos on a running track, and the saddest film scene ever…

# savings - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Car-sharing scheme could save 50 per cent of commuting costs

A new website has been launched which will enable people to car-share for a variety of events, saving on petrol, tolls etc…

# savings - Monday 18 July, 2011

Poll: Have you taken your money out of Ireland's banks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you taken your money out of Ireland's banks?

An Post is gaining a bigger share of Ireland’s savings market as savers move their money from banks. Have you?

An Post benefits from the troubles in Ireland's banks

The semi-state company has taken in over €5 billion in savings deposits since the economic crisis began.