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# spending - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Can I see your boarding pass? Retailers are using your flight information to understand what you buy

You might be able to refuse showing your card when shopping at some airports, but the DAA said it’s a boarding card scan is obligatory to make a purchase in their outlets.

The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out

People have been spending more money on clothes and shoes too…

# spending - Thursday 30 July, 2015

The crisis in Greece has the people of Ireland shaking a bit

A new report on consumer confidence has also identified the closure of Clerys as having a negative impact.

# spending - Thursday 2 July, 2015

€83m spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over five years

It’s estimated on average a prefab costs around €13,500 a year to rent.

# spending - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:

They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.

# spending - Thursday 19 March, 2015

This TD thinks the HSE is lying about trying to recruit mental health staff

Colm Keaveney said the situation leaves distressed people with “nowhere to go”.

# spending - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Irish businesses the most optimistic in Europe - who are the least?

A consumer sentiment survey also hinted that Irish household could boost spending in the coming year.

# spending - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years

New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.

# spending - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Rent supplement payments have fallen by more than €150 million since 2010

This was distributed among 71,800 recipients.

# spending - Friday 2 January, 2015

# spending - Monday 29 December, 2014

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?

As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.

# spending - Friday 26 December, 2014

St Stephens Day sales madness: Queues from 6am and 'handbags at dawn' Bargain Hunting This post contains images

# spending - Monday 22 December, 2014

Here are the tricks shops use to make you spend more money

Think you make your own decisions? Well, think again…

# spending - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

When governments cut health spending, more women die in childbirth

Though the presence of a skilled childbirth specialist can help.

# spending - Monday 1 December, 2014

Your Dublin Bus and Irish Rail commutes just got more expensive

But if you use a Leap card, you might be saving money.

Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you

Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.

# spending - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Where's the missing €15 million?... Criticism over shortfall in mental health spending

€35 million is being ring-fenced for the area as part of Budget 2015, but organisations are concerned that’s still €15 million short of what should be spent.

# spending - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Good news for Heather Humphreys --- she's getting €4 million to spend on 2016

Her Department’s being given €212 million in total to spend, as part of Budget 2015.

# spending - Sunday 14 September, 2014

How to get a refund for that app you bought

Because there are moments where you might want your money back.

# spending - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Here's how Michael Noonan wants to end 'boom and bust' economics

The Finance Minister said that overspending by government poses the biggest threat to recovery.

# spending - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Our unemployment rates are among the highest in the developed world

But things look a lot healthier when it comes to education…

# spending - Friday 25 July, 2014

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out'

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

# spending - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

The average Irish saver has over €20,000 on deposit

Despite large sums in the bank, many depositors aren’t earning a lot through interest.

# spending - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Poll: Should there be spending limits on all online gambling websites? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be spending limits on all online gambling websites?

It could be a way of safeguarding health and impact on finances.

# spending - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Opinion: SALE! Why does this one word cause all logic to go out the window?

I can’t go into town at the moment. Don’t trust myself. It’s too dangerous.

# spending - Friday 11 July, 2014

Inflation up slightly in June

Biggest increases recorded in cost of education, restaurants and insurance.

# spending - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Irish health spending one of the lowest in western Europe, consultants among the best paid in the world

Ireland lags behind the US and most of western Europe in health spend to GDP ratio.

# spending - Saturday 21 June, 2014

9 ways you are sabotaging your future by not saving in your 20s Thrifty This post contains a poll

9 ways you are sabotaging your future by not saving in your 20s

Are you a spender or saver?

# spending - Friday 20 June, 2014

How much is the average mobile phone bill a month?

The quarterly report from ComReg suggests that cheaper mobile plans and the increased sales of bundled products have helped reduce the amount spent on mobile services.

# spending - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Portrait of an Irish holidaymaker: Bald, generous and drinking on the plane

How much do we spend on drink, clothes and personal grooming when heading on holidays, compared to other nations?

# spending - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit PAC

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit

John McGuinness said it wasn’t an attempt to grab headlines.

# spending - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

It's true...Ireland IS affected by housing market changes more than other countries

New research shows that households in debt are only likely to reduce if if they are comparatively well-off.

# spending - Friday 16 May, 2014

Impact: We want more pay... as long as the economy can handle it

The public service union will only seek increased pay if the government reaches deficit targets.

# spending - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Poll: Do you have more money in your pocket now than you did last year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have more money in your pocket now than you did last year?

New figures released this morning indicate disposable income has increased – has yours?

# spending - Monday 7 April, 2014

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.

# spending - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

More people are saving for a rainy day - if they can afford it

Two thirds of people in recent savings index think government policy discourages saving.

Consumers 'gradually recovering from the extreme difficulties'

How are you feeling about spending more money?

# spending - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

London's palace is falling down, falling down...

Buckingham Palace: a bit of a fixer-upper, apparently.

# spending - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Poll: Has your disposable income increased? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has your disposable income increased?

The Irish League of Credit Unions says disposable income has risen by almost €50 since December 2012 to €182 left at the end of the month.