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# spending - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels

There was a sharp drop in ATM withdrawals in April.

# spending - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway

This week, our reader details how he’s working from home and hanging out with flatmates, while also playing Football Manager.

# spending - Thursday 19 December, 2019

From The42 Premiership Rugby could revamp salary rules after Saracens breach Spending

Premiership Rugby could revamp salary rules after Saracens breach

The European champions were severely sanctioned for breaching spending rules that will now be subject to a review.

# spending - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Top civil servant: 'Government should be able to walk away from projects if the cost works out greater than expected'

Watt previously warned ministers about not proceeding with the national broadband plan.

# spending - Monday 1 July, 2019

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017

Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.

# spending - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait

The Taoiseach defended the policy but said it may not happen immediately.

# spending - Monday 24 June, 2019

Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion

A quarter of children make over €800 on their Communion day.

# spending - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Government must 'wean itself off' bloated €10.4bn corporation tax receipts, says budget watchdog

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says corporation tax levels could be €6 billion above conventional levels.

# spending - Saturday 18 May, 2019

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.

# spending - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Gardaí have spent €20 million on private tow truck firms since 2012 Exclusive

Gardaí say it’s the price to pay for good police work.

# spending - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

# spending - Monday 3 December, 2018

Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December

Retail Ireland said that there will be an increase in sales this year of over €150 million.

# spending - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'

Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.

# spending - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Opinion: 'Can money buy you happiness? Not if you're spending it the wrong way'

Gill Hasson says that you should spend your money on experiences, not things.

# spending - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'

The Summer Economic Statement this year sets out the plans for next year’s Budget. And it’s all about cooling those jets in case Ireland overheats.

# spending - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Poll: Are you planning a 'buy nothing' break this January? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you planning a 'buy nothing' break this January?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# spending - Monday 1 January, 2018

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?

We’ve had the Japanese art of tidying up – now it’s the Japanese art of saving money.

# spending - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

# spending - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

# spending - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession

Ireland is now the fourth most confident country in Europe, overtaking the UK for the first time in almost nine years.

# spending - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak

Goodbody said the Irish economy will reach full employment by the end of next year.

# spending - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

The economy will grow but warning there is 'no case for tax cuts'

While Ireland spends more than average among ten rich EU countries, it is behind on spending in education particularly.

# spending - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Every week, the average Irish household spends €845. Here's where the money goes

The CSO has published its Household Budget Survey 2015/16, providing a breakdown of spending across the country.

# spending - Monday 1 May, 2017

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US Sad

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US

It looks like Trump’s plans to build the Mexican border wall will be shelved for the moment.

# spending - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending

The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.

# spending - Friday 16 December, 2016

We're spending less in the shops this Christmas - blame it on Brexit and Trump

That’s according to experts Retail Excellence Ireland.

# spending - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

The HSE will have €14 billion to spend next year - but that may not be enough

While there will be 24,000 fewer medical cards, there will be 50,000 more GP visit cards.

# spending - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget

There are very few puns.

# spending - Monday 10 October, 2016

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?

After much speculation, tomorrow is D-Day.

# spending - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending

Tax cuts for some, miniature Irish flags for others.

# spending - Friday 8 July, 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console

Yesterday it emerged that the charity’s Irish operation would be wound down and its services transferred.

# spending - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013

The area of Environment and Transportation accounted for more than half of the consultant fees paid out.

# spending - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

# spending - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The42 Financial Fair Play? For the first time ever, Premier League spending tops £1 billion Billion Dollar Baby

# spending - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch

Around 3,000 adults and 1,100 children are currently being paid direct provision allowance.

# spending - Thursday 7 January, 2016

QUIZ: How Financially Fit Are You?

It’s time to take the Financial Bleep Test.

# spending - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

The average Irish person will spend almost €600 this Christmas

According to a Christmas spending survey. And we all think we’re worse off than last year. Mind you, last year we felt the same way…

# spending - Saturday 21 November, 2015

How much will you spend on Christmas presents this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

How much will you spend on Christmas presents this year?

Irish adults spent an average of €297 on gifts last year.

# spending - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech

“No more booms and bust.”

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