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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Value for Money

All time
# buying vs rent
State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money
Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.
Defence department justifies sale of Government jet for €418k
It would have cost €1.34 million to repair.
# Value for Money
'Financial difficulties' at RTÉ forced children's television cutbacks - but Fair City is safe
RTÉ are in discussions with the Trade Union Group after it admitted the move breached workers’ rights.
# Friday Night Lights
Teams vs the silver screen: Is your League of Ireland ticket value for money?
Columnist John O’Sullivan assesses the arguments against splashing out €15 to see Irish football.
# Value for Money
Dundalk release reasonably-priced tickets for Champions League tie at Aviva Stadium
The Lilywhites are calling upon Irish fans to get behind them for next Wednesday’s first leg in Dublin.
# bog standard
Toilet rolls are shrinking but prices are staying the same
A survey has found toilet rolls, chocolate biscuits and toothpaste have all shrunk in recent months.
'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'
I used to dread bringing an inhaler out to a patient and asking for €85, writes Shane O’Sullivan.
# Value for Money
More money, more problems: the cost of each Premier League XI makes for interesting reading
Man United are most certainly an overspending underachiever.
# rip off central
Value for money? 2015 Rugby World Cup the most expensive major tournament ever
But World Rugby maintain it’s an ‘affordable and accessible’ tournament.
# back in my day
Here is how much kids made from their Communions this year
The figure has actually dropped since 2014.
# cutting your cloth
Take 4: Homes for every budget
Here is our pick of properties from €250k… up to €1 million.
# following the money
Noonan announces review into Siteserv deal as more FOI documents emerge
The Department of Finance questioned whether shareholders should have received €5 million.
# top dollar
What else could I get for the pricetag on this... €2 million defence tower in Dalkey
We take a loot at what around €2 million would get you around the rest of the country.
# Long Time Coming
Irish Water plans to reduce leaks to 20 per cent ... by the year 2040
Brendan Howlin said the €600 million a year needed in investment is likely to grow in the future.
# Value for Money
SPL club trial 'pay what you can' ticket scheme in an attempt to address dwindling crowds
Could League of Ireland clubs do something similar?
# viewing advised
5 properties to view this week... in the West of Ireland
Here are the 5 best properties in the west of Ireland on view this weekend.
# 40 shades of green
Tourists think Ireland is great value for money
Do you?
# Value for Money
Manchester United jet in €9m striker Bébé to play Waterford United
The Portuguese forward is set to line up at the Waterford RSC with Federico Macheda.
# Military
Cuts to Reserve Defence Force after Value for Money review
Minister Alan Shatter has announced significant changes to the make up of the reservists.
# Value for Money
Fantasyland: Looking for value to climb the leader board
There’s no point in signing the same players as everyone else if you want to make a move up the leader board.
One in five marketing executives spend most of their budget online
Digital marketing survey shows Irish marketeers are using social media platforms for online marketing.
# Shop Around
Four-fifths of people who switch service providers save money
The National Consumer Agency’s research shows that 79 per cent of people who change product or provider then pay less.
# Hotel Prices
Irish hotels now offer best value in Western Europe: survey
The survey shows that a €114 budget would comfortably secure you four star accommodation in Dublin – compared to three star in London, two star in Paris or one star in New York.