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# Spend

This year
RTÉ barter account spent €5,000 on flip flops and €4,200 to private members' club in London
The details are contained in a new trawl of documents released ahead of RTE’s appearance before a Dáil committee today.
All time
Card spend increase last month in pubs, restaurants and hotels compared to 2019, AIB says
The average card transaction in pubs has increased by 50% since last year.
Chelsea free to sign players again in January as transfer ban is reduced
The Premier League club have had their suspension shortened to one window by the Court of Abritration for Sport.
Dunnes Stores takes top spot in supermarket rankings for second time
Dunnes took 22.7% of the market during in the 12 weeks to the end of January.
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent thousands of euro targeting voters with Facebook ads
Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael targeted voters through social media during the general election
Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more
To date, the State has spent €465 million on the water metering project.
The Health Department is getting half a billion in extra funding to try to fix some problems
The increased funding of 7.4% will bring the total spend for health in 2017 to €14.6 billion.
Enda Kenny is saving money by reading more news online
Over €200k was spent on newspapers in 11 departments last year.
Poll: How much do you plan to spend on Christmas presents?
All the money.
Buy a latte every morning before work? Here's how much money you're frittering away
A look inside Mondo, a bank that's just an app
Would you be willing to use it?
These are the 10 companies that spend the most on advertising
That’s a lot of cash.
Here's how much the Taoiseach's department has spent on photography since 2002
But first, let me take a selfie (to cut down on further professional photography costs).
Here are the tricks shops use to make you spend more money
Think you make your own decisions? Well, think again…
Irish Water isn't fixing more leaks - or spending more on infrastructure
That’s compared with local authorities over the past 10 years. However, Irish Water says, “It’s not just about fixing leaks – it’s about reducing the amount of water that is lost.”
It's going to be more expensive to take a taxi next year
The maximum taxi fare is to increase by an average of 4% after Easter
Poll: How will your Christmas spend compare to last year?
Shoppers are predicted to spend a little bit more this Christmas.
Phil Hogan 'personally signed off on' funding relating to Irish Water consultants
New documents have reportedly revealed that he was aware of the spend as far back as December 2012.
HSE buys three Harley-Davidson motorcycles for €66k
The motorbikes only do 5,200 kilometres per year and are used for rapid responses to accidents.
Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice
Arthur Cox alone has received €12.2 million of these fees since 2011.
Irish Water to appear before Public Accounts Committee following consultancy spend revelations
The news – which comes after it was revealed Irish Water spent €50m on consultants last year – was welcomed by PAC member and TD Simon Harris.
State spent €16,832 on dignitaries' gifts of 'mutual appreciation' since 2003
The gifts included clocks and cufflinks – and a currach made out of ceramic.
HSE spend on new primary care centres falls
Documents show that the spend went from €17.5m in 2011 to less than €1m so far this year.
Goodbye Hotmail, hello Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft thinks Outlook is better than Gmail, so it’s about to spend $30 million to send its message across the US.
Leap card: Daily Luas spend capped, and auto-top-up on the way
The National Transport Authority introduced the cap, and plans to roll it out for Irish Rail and Dublin Bus in the near future.
Burton's Social Protection department spend €5k of public money on party
The party for retired staff was held a few weeks before Budget cuts were announced, it was revealed today.
HSE spends around €10,000 on appointment texts
Some hospitals use the texts in a bid to reduce non attendance at clinical appointments.
Timely Budgetary Archive Public Warning of the Day
This one’s from World War II and England’s ‘war at home’ effort. The swastikas give it away somewhat.
When do the post-Christmas sales start?
Many retailers have once more chosen to open their doors on St. Stephens Day. has a roundup of dates and times of the post-Christmas sales.