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# spending - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Kenny 'doesn't like' Bank of Ireland rate hike - but can't stop it

Enda Kenny regrets Bank of Ireland’s decision on credit card rates, but says the issue is one for the Financial Regulator.

Bank of Ireland increases credit card interest by up to 4 per cent

The rate increases, which had been advertised in October, kicked in yesterday – only a week before Christmas.

# spending - Monday 17 December, 2012

Lisa McInerney: Don't feed the Grinch - Christmas is meant to be over the top

We overspend, not because we’re greedy or worried we’ll be ostracised if we don’t, but because we love how generosity feels.

# spending - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Where will Ireland be after two more Budgets?

The opposition’s reaction to Budget 2013 has been standard stuff. Will any party be credible the next time Ireland votes?

# spending - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about Budget 2013

Want a simple run-down of everything that happened today? Check out this graph.

# spending - Sunday 2 December, 2012

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.

# spending - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

91 per cent of consumers believe Budget 2013 will leave less to spend on groceries

Almost half of participants in a new survey also believe the price of cigarettes will increase a lot.

# spending - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Almost half in online survey say they will spend less this Christmas

The Carat Ireland survey finds that consumers will cut spending on a year ago – with only 4 per cent planning to splash more than in 2011.

# spending - Friday 9 November, 2012

Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget EU

Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget

The Minister of State will meet with other EU finance ministers to discus the bloc’s budget for the coming year.

# spending - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Irish consumers will be highest spenders in Europe this Christmas

Two thirds of Irish consumers also say they will focus on supporting the local economy this festive season.

# spending - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added emos.

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

# spending - Monday 1 October, 2012

EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump

Disposable incomes in Irish households fell by more than in every other EU country between 2009 and 2011 – except for Greece.

# spending - Friday 28 September, 2012

WIT president increased office spending 20-fold in eight years, TDs are told

TDs are told how Prof Kieran Byrne increased non-pay spending in his office from about €30,000 to €634,000 in eight years.

'Litany of errors' costing the State millions - PAC chair

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has reacted angrily to the latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General which was published yesterday.

# spending - Thursday 27 September, 2012

The Evening with added 'Wake the F**K up'

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# spending - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries

Latest Kantar figures show strong growth for Tesco in last quarter, while Aldi and Lidl are increasing their market share.

# spending - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Consumer spending "down for fourth consecutive year"

New figures also show that credit card debt is continuing to decline compared to last year.

One in two has friend who left Ireland since 2007 – survey

Meanwhile, half of respondents to Sponge It survey say they think Ireland will be out of recession by 2016.

# spending - Friday 10 August, 2012

Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation

While consumer confidence is on the increase, Retail Excellence Ireland warns that spending continues to fall.

# spending - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Column: Jack Lynch's victory 35 years today was a PR one...

…But while the watershed campaign gave Fianna Fáil a landslide in 1977, writes David McCann, the triumph was short-lived and carries lessons for us today.

# spending - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Everything you wanted to know about the bond markets but were too afraid to ask

Ireland’s ongoing struggle is to get back to the markets – but what ARE the bond markets? Here’s our grind.

# spending - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up

When including the motor trade, sales are at their lowest in five years – but without cars, the outlook is improving.

# spending - Saturday 23 June, 2012

The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland

Ireland ranked overall as the fifth most expensive place for consumer goods and services last year.

# spending - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Inflation up 1.8 per cent over year to May 2012

Consumer price index was unchanged between April and May but shows increases in education, transport, food and services over 12 months.

# spending - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Column: 10 places where the Budget’s axe needs to fall

We can’t have our cake and eat it, warns NAMAwinelake – here are the areas where unpalatable savings will have to be made.

# spending - Friday 1 June, 2012

From The42 What recession? One in four going to Euros will shell out over €3,000 COYBIG

What recession? One in four going to Euros will shell out over €3,000

The results of a survey suggest the credit unions and piggy banks are being hit hard ahead of next week’s tournament.

# spending - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Household loans and mortgage lending down in April

Latest figures from the Central Bank show that the level of lending to Irish households continued to decline last month.

# spending - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Consumer prices increase by 1.9 per cent

Central Statistics Office figures show consumer prices increased by 1.9 per cent in the year to the end of April.

# spending - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing

KBC/ESRI consumer sentiment index rose slightly in April for the fourth month in a row.

# spending - Monday 16 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# spending - Monday 2 April, 2012

Irish grocery market slips back into decline - report

The grocery sector declined by 0.5 per cent last year due to falling inflation.

# spending - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

In pictures: What sold better or worse last month? Retail This post contains images

In pictures: What sold better or worse last month?

Overall, the volume of retails sales dropped 0.3 per cent in February.

# spending - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Column: Ireland is a country that doesn’t know what it wants to be

First we blame our leaders for going one way, then the opposite. We need a grown-up discussion about where Ireland is headed, writes Aaron McKenna.

# spending - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics

Plus: An all-time record for Irish exports, and how many of the government’s 109 TDs were in the Dáíl on Wednesday night…

# spending - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?

Is our culture suffering from an epidemic of consumerism? What should we do to make sure we’re shopping sensibly? Let us know here…

# spending - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets

Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.

# spending - Saturday 25 February, 2012

The Secret Service, centenarian bounty and cherished numbers: more on Howlin's report cards

Some of the more interesting items found in Brendan Howlin’s financial report cards.

# spending - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Opposition criticise Taoiseach for spending €30,000 on photography

However the Taoiseach has said that the costs have decreased dramatically in recent years.

# spending - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

One in five households delayed bills to pay for basic goods - CSO

A household survey from Q2 of last year showed that 79 per cent of households had cut back on their spending.