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# spending - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet

The latest survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions shows the number of people with no money left over after essential bills has fallen by almost 40,000.

# spending - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year

The Minister for Finance likened the consultants to painters, saying they were only used when needed.

# spending - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Clothes and shoe sales up in November; books and newspapers down

Retail sector says it is still under pressure.

# spending - Thursday 26 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge 6 unarguable reasons to avoid the sales today Bargain Bin

6 unarguable reasons to avoid the sales today

It’ll be hell, believe us.

# spending - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Poll: How much have you spent on Christmas this year? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: How much have you spent on Christmas this year?

Christmas is a tough on the purse strings, so what have you spent?

# spending - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014

Revised estimates are required to be published before the end of 2013.

# spending - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders

The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.

# spending - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Exchequer figures shows income taxes up €607 million

The Social Welfare budget has an under spend of €182 million, while the Health budget is over.

# spending - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

47% of Irish people are willing to pay more for groceries from developing countries

A new Eurobarometer survey shows that 52 per cent said that tackling global poverty should be one of the Government’s main priorities.

# spending - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

One in four people are saving all year round for Christmas

New research on spending and saving habits also shows that fewer people plan to use their credit card for festive spending this year.

# spending - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Twitter, Toronto mayor and mystery GPO woman: The week in numbers

Plus: how much will the average household spend on Christmas this year?

# spending - Friday 1 November, 2013

New number plates haven't helped motor industry

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says that while the new number plates contributed to a small rise in sales, it has been a difficult year.

# spending - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"

New CSO figures show that people spent less money in supermarkets and petrol stations last month.

People spent less on groceries in run-up to Budget announcement

Tesco has seen a decline the amount of money people are spending there, while Aldi and Lidl are going strong.

# spending - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Madeline McCann, Ryanair and online shopping: The week in numbers

Plus: How many words were in the Budget Day speeches given by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin? Clue: a lot.

# spending - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

"Sickest and the poorest" set to be hit hardest by Budget cuts today

Budget speculation this morning is focused on increased prescription charges, cuts to medical cards and phone allowances for pensioners, and a decrease in dole payments for young unemployed people.

# spending - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?

Yes, the distracting levies that put the WTF in the Budget announcement.

# spending - Friday 11 October, 2013

How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you

Or rather Eoghan Murphy’s tax transparency calculator can give you a good idea of what your hard-earned money is being spent on

# spending - Monday 30 September, 2013

Irish consumer confidence at a six year high, says survey

The latest KBC Bank/ESRI survey states Ireland’s consumer confidence index increased to 73.1 in September from 66.8 in August.

# spending - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Consumer confidence is up, but disposable income is down, says report

Credit card debt is in decline, property transactions on the increase but new car sales continue to struggle.

People spent more money than they usually would during the heatwave

Barbecues, trips to the beach, paddling pools… it all added up.

# spending - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Almost everyone has cut spending as a result of recession

Cutting back on going out to pubs and restaurants is the most likely area of saving for households.

# spending - Friday 12 July, 2013

Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?

Despite the growing number of voices criticising austerity as a method to meet deficit targets, the government has indicated there is more to come. This situation can’t continue, writes Rory Hearne.

# spending - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

European Parliament approves epic €960 billion budget after months of squabbling

The EU budget cuts spending for the first time ever.

# spending - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area

Róisín Shortall has called for an end to ‘potential cronyism and secret decision-making around public spending’.

# spending - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Under 50s stop saving as they struggle to pay off mortgages

It is thought that the deadline for property tax registration may have triggered this.

# spending - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

"Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April

Retail Ireland has said government must give consumers “hope and a reason to start spending”.

# spending - Friday 17 May, 2013

Review of fixed penalty notice system recommended

The Comptroller General said that the system has not resulted in changed behaviour in motor tax compliance.

# spending - Friday 10 May, 2013

Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out

However a report shows 60 per cent of adults still believe their income will be lower this time next year.

# spending - Monday 29 April, 2013

Watchdog's report into training fund finds problems with nearly €1m in spending

A €4 million training fund administered by a senior SIPTU official was used to pay for promotions, travel and hospitality.

# spending - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Tesco leaves US as profits drop by 51 per cent

The supermarket behemoth said the further round of austerity measures has impacted customer spending in Ireland.

# spending - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Ireland "must strengthen promise on aid commitments" - NGOs

Aid from Ireland fell by 5.8 per cent in 2012, according to the latest data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

# spending - Friday 29 March, 2013

Cyprus Central Bank eases domestic restrictions

The regulator made the announcement to clarify the capital control rules it introduced this week to prevent a run on the country’s banks.

# spending - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: The world's most expensive Starbucks drink Grande Mocha Frappe Dollarccino This post contains videos

VIDEO: The world's most expensive Starbucks drink

See what $50 looks like in coffee form.

# spending - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Column: Why Valentine's Day is a marketing dream

You can’t put a price on love – really? As long as there’s consumer interest in Valentine’s Day, the commercial opportunities will follow, writes Dr Margaret-Anne Lawlor.

# spending - Monday 11 February, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know today.

Consumer spending power to stabilise this year, improve in 2014

Working households with mortgages will see the greatest growth in spending power while unemployed households will fare worst.

# spending - Friday 11 January, 2013

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries

December’s index saw the largest one month point decline in seventeen years.

# spending - Thursday 3 January, 2013

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012

The company announced today that it undertook 18 acquisition and investment initiatives in the second half of 2012.

# spending - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Poll: Did you spend more than you expected to this Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you spend more than you expected to this Christmas?

Most of your Christmas spending is probably done by now – so did you spend more or less than you thought you would?