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Admitting you 'goofed' can help you put customers first
Admitting you 'goofed' can help you put customers first

Admitting you 'goofed' can help you put customers first

Q: I had booked myself and my husband into a hotel for a weekend break. On arrival, we were so disappointed to be left waiting in a queue to check in and not a word of an apology from the ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Top five subscriptions gifts to make 2018 the year that keeps on giving
Top five subscriptions gifts to make 2018 the year that keeps on giving

Top five subscriptions gifts to make 2018 the year that keeps on giving

Someone I know gave his wife a gym subscription for Christmas last year. Safe to say he won't be making the same mistake twice!...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Property prices jump by more than 12pc in year
Property prices jump by more than 12pc in year

Property prices jump by more than 12pc in year

Property prices across Ireland have jumped by 12.1pc in the year to October, according to the latest figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO)....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:30:00
How Irish households are most at risk in Europe from ECB rate hike
How Irish households are most at risk in Europe from ECB rate hike

How Irish households are most at risk in Europe from ECB rate hike

Irish householders and firms are most at risk of a looming interest rate hike by the European Central Bank compared to any other country in the EU, a leading Government think tank has warn...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Explainer: what does quantitative easing mean for your pocket?
Explainer: what does quantitative easing mean for your pocket?

Explainer: what does quantitative easing mean for your pocket?

What is quantitative easing? Quantitative easing (QE), a form of monetary stimulus, was introduced in 2015 by the European Central Bank to help kick start the then moribund eurozone econom...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Housing issue a 'hot potato' as residential property prices rise 12.1pc
Housing issue a 'hot potato' as residential property prices rise 12.1pc

Housing issue a 'hot potato' as residential property prices rise 12.1pc

Residential property prices nationwide rose by 12.1pc, down slightly from the revised annual increase of 12.2pc posted in September....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:23:58
How much do you value the role of the stay-at-home parent?
How much do you value the role of the stay-at-home parent?

How much do you value the role of the stay-at-home parent?

The role of a stay-at-home parent may seem priceless to many but the job of 'looking after the home or family' in Ireland is significantly undervalued....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:49:23
O'Dea condemns CIÉ on pensions
O'Dea condemns CIÉ on pensions

O'Dea condemns CIÉ on pensions

CIÉ has assured members of its pension schemes that it will not impose cuts to their benefits after it had been accused of leaving their livelihoods in shreds....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Auto-enrol under way by 2021 - Varadkar
Auto-enrol under way by 2021 - Varadkar

Auto-enrol under way by 2021 - Varadkar

The Government will roll out a five-year pension reform plan in the near future, according to a Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection spokeswoman....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Comment: Auto-enrolment pensions scheme is a hassle-free way of getting young on board
Comment: Auto-enrolment pensions scheme is a hassle-free way of getting young on board

Comment: Auto-enrolment pensions scheme is a hassle-free way of getting young on board

Selling the notion of making pension payments to young workers is a politician's nightmare, but an automatic scheme would get them over this hump....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Pensions timebomb: Workers will have to pay 5pc of salary in new scheme - OECD
Pensions timebomb: Workers will have to pay 5pc of salary in new scheme - OECD

Pensions timebomb: Workers will have to pay 5pc of salary in new scheme - OECD

Workers face paying 5pc of their salary from their 20s onwards to help defuse the pensions timebomb, which has left Irish people with some of the worst entitlements in the developed world....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Mortgage holders locked into fixed rates now able to switch without penalty
Mortgage holders locked into fixed rates now able to switch without penalty

Mortgage holders locked into fixed rates now able to switch without penalty

Most mortgage holders who are locked into uncompetitive fixed rates can break free and get a better deal without having to pay a penalty....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Ignoring the noise is biggest challenge for long-term equity investors
Ignoring the noise is biggest challenge for long-term equity investors

Ignoring the noise is biggest challenge for long-term equity investors

For investors, staying the course of an investment or financial plan has never been as difficult. From Twitter to television, we all can gorge on a plethora of instant news. The land grab ...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:00:00
Will large savings cost my OAP uncle?
Will large savings cost my OAP uncle?

Will large savings cost my OAP uncle?

Q My uncle is an 86-year-old single man who is in receipt of a full rate State non-contributory pension. He is a small farmer with savings of about €85,000 in a bank deposit account. It is...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:00:00
'The poverty hits me every time I travel with Unicef'
'The poverty hits me every time I travel with Unicef'

'The poverty hits me every time I travel with Unicef'

The author Cathy Kelly lives in Wicklow with her husband and two sons. In her earlier career, she worked as a journalist with The Sunday World. Her first novel, Woman to Woman, was publish...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:00:00
Charlie Weston: Price war means it's even more vital to shop around for better health insurance deal
Charlie Weston: Price war means it's even more vital to shop around for better health insurance deal

Charlie Weston: Price war means it's even more vital to shop around for better health insurance deal

We are coming into renewal season for health insurance. Most years there is little cheer as multiple price rises in the previous year mean consumers face much higher costs for renewing on ...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:00:00
How to ensure your Christmas donations are put to best use
How to ensure your Christmas donations are put to best use

How to ensure your Christmas donations are put to best use

The run-up to Christmas is traditionally a time when many of us give to charity. Scandals in the charity sector in recent years - where a few organisations breached public trust - have dam...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:00:00
Sharpest rise for 18 months as face-to-face shop spending surges over 5pc
Sharpest rise for 18 months as face-to-face shop spending surges over 5pc

Sharpest rise for 18 months as face-to-face shop spending surges over 5pc

Consumer spending surged last month, driven by Black Friday sales....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:43:10
Pension schemes see black holes balloon despite €10bn 'bailout'
Pension schemes see black holes balloon despite €10bn 'bailout'

Pension schemes see black holes balloon despite €10bn 'bailout'

The majority of private pension schemes have significant deficits despite employees and companies pumping in almost €10bn within the past six years....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Competition watchdog accused of being afraid to fight 'banking cartel'
Competition watchdog accused of being afraid to fight 'banking cartel'

Competition watchdog accused of being afraid to fight 'banking cartel'

The State competition enforcement agency has been accused of being afraid to tackle banks on claims of cartel-like activity in denying people low-cost trackers....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
A 'giveaway' budget? No, the majority of people lost out in changes, research reveals
A 'giveaway' budget? No, the majority of people lost out in changes, research reveals

A 'giveaway' budget? No, the majority of people lost out in changes, research reveals

Most people lost out from the changes in the Budget, despite the Government trumpeting it as a mini giveaway....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
All you need to know about finding the perfect Christmas tree
All you need to know about finding the perfect Christmas tree

All you need to know about finding the perfect Christmas tree

Whether it's stylishly ornate, coolly minimalist, or has had every tacky trinket thrown at it, a Christmas tree is the centrepiece of every home at this time of year....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Now State workers can retire at 70 to avoid dole
Now State workers can retire at 70 to avoid dole

Now State workers can retire at 70 to avoid dole

Public servants will avoid having to sign on when they retire as the Government plans to let them work until they are 70....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Houses on new Luas line on track to see values soar
Houses on new Luas line on track to see values soar

Houses on new Luas line on track to see values soar

The impending opening of the new Luas Blue line in Dublin is leading to a surge in property prices near the tram tracks....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Revealed: Crash hurt mortgage holders far more than previously thought
Revealed: Crash hurt mortgage holders far more than previously thought

Revealed: Crash hurt mortgage holders far more than previously thought

New research from the Central Bank lays bare the true impact of the crash on homeowners....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Compensation delay for investors in collapsed firm Custom House Capital
Compensation delay for investors in collapsed firm Custom House Capital

Compensation delay for investors in collapsed firm Custom House Capital

It will be at least another year-and-a-half before most of those who lost money in disgraced Custom House Capital will get compensation....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Revealed: Luas driving up property prices by 20pc
Revealed: Luas driving up property prices by 20pc

Revealed: Luas driving up property prices by 20pc

The 'Luas effect' is driving up house prices in Dublin 1 and 7....
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:29:31
Most people buying gadget insurance don't know what they're signing up for - report
Most people buying gadget insurance don't know what they're signing up for - report

Most people buying gadget insurance don't know what they're signing up for - report

A new report from the Central Bank shows that most people buying insurance for their mobile phones and tablets do not know what they are signing up for....
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:26:52
Tips to help online shoppers avoid becoming victims of fraud in run-up to Christmas
Tips to help online shoppers avoid becoming victims of fraud in run-up to Christmas

Tips to help online shoppers avoid becoming victims of fraud in run-up to Christmas

Online shoppers have been warned to avoid becoming the victims of fraud in the run-up to the busy festive period....
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:53:33
AIB not expecting 'material' changes to tracker mortgage provision
AIB not expecting 'material' changes to tracker mortgage provision

AIB not expecting 'material' changes to tracker mortgage provision

AIB has said that any changes in its provision in respect of the tracker mortgage scandal are not expected to have a "material impact"....
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:30:31
Consumers advised to 'review before you renew' health insurance as part of new campaign
Consumers advised to 'review before you renew' health insurance as part of new campaign

Consumers advised to 'review before you renew' health insurance as part of new campaign

A new campaign has been launched to encourage health insurance policy holders to review their existing plan before renewal....
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:12:15
Switching to a new current account? Here are all your options - and the costs - involved
Switching to a new current account? Here are all your options - and the costs - involved

Switching to a new current account? Here are all your options - and the costs - involved

It might not be top of your Christmas wish list, but you don't need Santa to bring savings in the form of a new current account for 2018....
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:55:51
'Rental squeeze' leaves more people living in each home as pressure grows
'Rental squeeze' leaves more people living in each home as pressure grows

'Rental squeeze' leaves more people living in each home as pressure grows

THE effects of the rental squeeze are laid bare in a new report showing that a record number of people are now tenants, with more squeezing into each housing unit than ever before....
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:28:24
Moves to develop palatial 250-acre former home of Charlie Haughey
Moves to develop palatial 250-acre former home of Charlie Haughey

Moves to develop palatial 250-acre former home of Charlie Haughey

A wealthy Japanese family who snapped up the palatial former home of Charlie Haughey at the bottom of the market have begun moves to redevelop the 250-acre Dublin estate....
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Your questions answered: Should children get share of family home?
Your questions answered: Should children get share of family home?

Your questions answered: Should children get share of family home?

Q - We are a retired couple living in a house worth between €250,000 to €300,000. We are looking at the implications of handing over our home in equal shares to our children now. If we nee...
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 18:00:00
It is your money and Revenue wants to give it back to you. So, what are you waiting for?
It is your money and Revenue wants to give it back to you. So, what are you waiting for?

It is your money and Revenue wants to give it back to you. So, what are you waiting for?

Does the taxwoman owe you money? What many people don't realise is that Revenue is anxious to reunite people with their money....
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 18:00:00
My money: 'I paid over five dollars for a quart of milk in Alaska'
My money: 'I paid over five dollars for a quart of milk in Alaska'

My money: 'I paid over five dollars for a quart of milk in Alaska'

Trevis Gleason is an award-winning American chef and author who moved to Ireland with his wife Caryn in 2012. He has been living with multiple sclerosis for most of his adult life. He reve...
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 18:00:00
Fall in share price is a chance to invest in Ardagh's success story
Fall in share price is a chance to invest in Ardagh's success story

Fall in share price is a chance to invest in Ardagh's success story

Ardagh Group traces its origins back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, which subsequently listed on the Irish Stock Exchange as Ardagh plc. However, it was 1998 - when Paul Coulson built ...
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 18:00:00
How to find the best deals on your Christmas shopping spree
How to find the best deals on your Christmas shopping spree

How to find the best deals on your Christmas shopping spree

With only 22 shopping days until Christmas, the rush is on. Don't panic buy though, as you'll most likely end up with a runaway shopping bill if you do. You still have time to take some st...
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 18:00:00
'Wealth effect' rides the wave of a boom in house prices
'Wealth effect' rides the wave of a boom in house prices

'Wealth effect' rides the wave of a boom in house prices

The ''wealth effect'', consumer confidence buoyed by the rapid rise in property prices, has led to a surge in spending on home improvements, foreign holidays and high value household goods...
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 22:40:37
'Savings of up to €400' - Health insurance price war as premiums on 42 plans slashed
'Savings of up to €400' - Health insurance price war as premiums on 42 plans slashed

'Savings of up to €400' - Health insurance price war as premiums on 42 plans slashed

A FULLY-fledged price war has broken out among health insurance providers, which could save families nearly €400 a year....
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 02:30:00
We are the price-rise champions
We are the price-rise champions

We are the price-rise champions

Fans of the national football team like to sing: "You'll never beat the Irish."...
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Pensions move lifts Tara Mine operation
Pensions move lifts Tara Mine operation

Pensions move lifts Tara Mine operation

The Tara Mines operation that's owned by Swedish group Boliden saw its profits soar last year to €45.7m. It recorded an exceptional gain related to the closure of its defined benefit pensi...
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Festive financial squeeze as six companies hike prices on same day
Festive financial squeeze as six companies hike prices on same day

Festive financial squeeze as six companies hike prices on same day

The start of December is set to mean financial misery for thousands of households as a raft of price rises takes effect....
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 02:30:00
How to cut your energy bills
How to cut your energy bills

How to cut your energy bills

One option is to ring your supplier and ask for a better deal. All nine suppliers in the market have low-price offers but you often won't get these unless you switch. But they will often o...
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Central Bank is accused of holding back credit unions
Central Bank is accused of holding back credit unions

Central Bank is accused of holding back credit unions

The Central Bank and the Government have been accused of holding back the development of credit unions....
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Staying south of your budget by going North
Staying south of your budget by going North

Staying south of your budget by going North

This Christmas comes with an added bonus for consumers, if not exporters - Brexit....
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Rip-off energy costs revealed as prices here second highest in EU
Rip-off energy costs revealed as prices here second highest in EU

Rip-off energy costs revealed as prices here second highest in EU

The rip-off cost of electricity in this country has been exposed. New figures reveal Ireland is the second most expensive country in Europe for electricity, despite having nine suppliers c...
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Rules for smaller credit unions should be relaxed - Oireachtas Finance Committee
Rules for smaller credit unions should be relaxed - Oireachtas Finance Committee

Rules for smaller credit unions should be relaxed - Oireachtas Finance Committee

Smaller credit unions should not be subjected to the same stringent regulation as ones with multi-million euros in assets, the Oireachtas Finance Committee has recommended....
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:42:27
500 first-time buyers a week get approved to take out mortgage
500 first-time buyers a week get approved to take out mortgage

500 first-time buyers a week get approved to take out mortgage

Almost 500 first-time buyers are getting approval every week to take out a mortgage....
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:30:00
'Trapped generation' hit by new changes to mortgage lending rules
'Trapped generation' hit by new changes to mortgage lending rules

'Trapped generation' hit by new changes to mortgage lending rules

Second-time buyers have been hit by new changes to mortgage lending restrictions. Central Bank Governor Philip Lane left the rules much as they are, but he did make a slight adjustment to ...
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Mortgage lending rules remain largely unchanged - but slight adjustments to exemption levels
Mortgage lending rules remain largely unchanged - but slight adjustments to exemption levels

Mortgage lending rules remain largely unchanged - but slight adjustments to exemption levels

The Central Bank has left mortgage lending restrictions largely unchanged....
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:53:51
Almost 500 first-time buyers get mortgage approval every week
Almost 500 first-time buyers get mortgage approval every week

Almost 500 first-time buyers get mortgage approval every week

Almost 500 first-time buyers are getting approval every week to take out a mortgage....
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:55:59
Rise in property prices to slow down - but house costs still expected to go up over next three years
Rise in property prices to slow down - but house costs still expected to go up over next three years

Rise in property prices to slow down - but house costs still expected to go up over next three years

The pace of property price rises is set to ease off, but prices are still expected to go up over the next three years....
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 02:30:00
I've ordered a dress for my Christmas party. It's too big - can I get a refund?
I've ordered a dress for my Christmas party. It's too big - can I get a refund?

I've ordered a dress for my Christmas party. It's too big - can I get a refund?

Read full story for latest details...
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:55:31
Paws for thought before buying a dog...they're the price of a new car
Paws for thought before buying a dog...they're the price of a new car

Paws for thought before buying a dog...they're the price of a new car

I usually hate seeing graffiti in our lovely city, so I was surprised when it seemed to be put up by one of my favourite organisations....
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:03:17
Households are less upbeat on prospects
Households are less upbeat on prospects

Households are less upbeat on prospects

Irish households are less optimistic about their economic prospects this month as they face into the Christmas season, according to latest figures from the Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse s...
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 02:30:00
How fast-track home repossessions aim to solve issue of 'deadbeat dads'
How fast-track home repossessions aim to solve issue of 'deadbeat dads'

How fast-track home repossessions aim to solve issue of 'deadbeat dads'

An organisation that helps people in mortgage arrears is to seek rapid home repossessions in the courts to help keep single parents and children in their homes....
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Worth looking into your entitlements to a UK pension and buying extra years of service
Worth looking into your entitlements to a UK pension and buying extra years of service

Worth looking into your entitlements to a UK pension and buying extra years of service

If you are one of the thousands of Irish people who worked in Britain you would be wise to get up to speed on your entitlements to a pension from that country, and the good value to be had...
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:00:00
Keep winner-loser effect in mind when investing in the New Year
Keep winner-loser effect in mind when investing in the New Year

Keep winner-loser effect in mind when investing in the New Year

Markets are discounting mechanisms: they price-in what is known, discount those things and look forward - not backward. People tend to invest based on what is already known and therefore a...
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:00:00
Work hacks: Stylish desk
Work hacks: Stylish desk

Work hacks: Stylish desk

Tidy desk, tidy mind...
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:00:00
'Build apartments, not family homes' says leading economist
'Build apartments, not family homes' says leading economist

'Build apartments, not family homes' says leading economist

A shortage of apartments - rather than the traditional family home - is the real reason for the country's ongoing accommodation crisis....
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 23:12:26
How to save thousands on your medical bills with State digouts
How to save thousands on your medical bills with State digouts

How to save thousands on your medical bills with State digouts

In the first two years of my eldest daughter's life, she could only drink a prescribed milk formula - due to a digestive intolerance to dairy. Without that milk, she would have broken out ...
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:00:00
'Best advice I got was to invest in my skill set'
'Best advice I got was to invest in my skill set'

'Best advice I got was to invest in my skill set'

The Donegal artist Kevin Callaghan won the Allianz Business To Arts Awards earlier this year for his Dream Roads sculpture. He also won the Frank Ryan Bursary Award in 2009....
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:00:00
Can I insure against losing an expensive Christmas gift while it's being delivered?
Can I insure against losing an expensive Christmas gift while it's being delivered?

Can I insure against losing an expensive Christmas gift while it's being delivered?

Read full story for latest details...
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:00:00
Regulator questions bill to force banks to do mortgage deals
Regulator questions bill to force banks to do mortgage deals

Regulator questions bill to force banks to do mortgage deals

The Central Bank has questioned proposed legislation to force banks to do deals with families in deep mortgage arrears....
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Social welfare increases in jeopardy if there's a snap general election
Social welfare increases in jeopardy if there's a snap general election

Social welfare increases in jeopardy if there's a snap general election

A SERIES of increases in social welfare payments will be in jeopardy in the event of a snap general election....
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Two energy companies offering cut-price deals to mark Black Friday
Two energy companies offering cut-price deals to mark Black Friday

Two energy companies offering cut-price deals to mark Black Friday

Two energy companies are offering deals for consumers to mark Black Friday....
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:52:00
Online bargain-hunters warned over possible Black Friday tax bills
Online bargain-hunters warned over possible Black Friday tax bills

Online bargain-hunters warned over possible Black Friday tax bills

Bargain-hunters who buy online have been warned they could end up with a tax bill that will wipe out any savings they thought they had secured....
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Keen interest expected in sale of credit union loan book
Keen interest expected in sale of credit union loan book

Keen interest expected in sale of credit union loan book

THE liquidators of Charleville Credit Union have put its premises and loan book up for sale, with half a dozen credit unions already eager to acquire the loans....
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Mortgage price war set to encourage more homeowners to switch lenders
Mortgage price war set to encourage more homeowners to switch lenders

Mortgage price war set to encourage more homeowners to switch lenders

The mortgage price war among banks on interest rates is set to prompt more people to switch as they realise they are being overcharged....
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:13:38
Tax authorities warn online bargain hunters
Tax authorities warn online bargain hunters

Tax authorities warn online bargain hunters

BARGAIN-hunters who buy online have been warned they could end up with a tax bill that will wipe out any savings they thought they had secured....
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:12:51
All you need to know about the best Black Friday deals
All you need to know about the best Black Friday deals

All you need to know about the best Black Friday deals

Black Friday sales started in Ireland last week, but ahead of the main day tomorrow we have our picks of the best deals...
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:00:18
Central Bank proposes limiting commission payments
Central Bank proposes limiting commission payments

Central Bank proposes limiting commission payments

Regulators have proposed a radical shake-up in the way financial brokers are paid....
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Rise of zero hours contracts means facing hard choices
Rise of zero hours contracts means facing hard choices

Rise of zero hours contracts means facing hard choices

Statistics are slippery things. Even when they are correct, they can cause trouble, and few are as slippery as those concerning 'precarious' work. Perhaps those Italians campaigning for a ...
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Senators lay into 'cartel-like, corrupt' banks over trackers
Senators lay into 'cartel-like, corrupt' banks over trackers

Senators lay into 'cartel-like, corrupt' banks over trackers

Banks have come in for severe criticism in a Seanad debate for taking good-value tracker mortgages off customers....
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Banks accused of being crooks in Seanad debate over tracker mortgage scandal
Banks accused of being crooks in Seanad debate over tracker mortgage scandal

Banks accused of being crooks in Seanad debate over tracker mortgage scandal

Banks have come in for severe criticism in a Seanad debate for taking good-value tracker mortgages off customers....
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:59:23
Radical shake-up of way financial brokers are paid on the cards
Radical shake-up of way financial brokers are paid on the cards

Radical shake-up of way financial brokers are paid on the cards

Regulators have proposed a radical shake-up in the way financial brokers are paid....
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:21:51
Irish spend just under a quarter of total expenditure on housing costs
Irish spend just under a quarter of total expenditure on housing costs

Irish spend just under a quarter of total expenditure on housing costs

In 2016 people living in Ireland spent 23.3pc of their total expenditure on household costs including housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels....
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:45:04
Shoppers warned of online scammers on Black Friday
Shoppers warned of online scammers on Black Friday

Shoppers warned of online scammers on Black Friday

Shoppers have been warned by gardaí about the risks of having their bank details stolen when they make purchases online....
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Revealed: how you can cut the cost of motoring next year - and every year
Revealed: how you can cut the cost of motoring next year - and every year

Revealed: how you can cut the cost of motoring next year - and every year

If you own a vehicle, you are supporting all manner of costs. One you may not think of regularly is the benefit of simple maintenance and the cost that not doing it incurs....
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:30:00
13,300 new homes contribute to 44pc rise in new-builds
13,300 new homes contribute to 44pc rise in new-builds

13,300 new homes contribute to 44pc rise in new-builds

Work has started on more than 13,300 new homes this year, a 44pc rise over the same period of 2016....
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Officials left stone-faced as foundation plaque breaks at unveiling
Officials left stone-faced as foundation plaque breaks at unveiling

Officials left stone-faced as foundation plaque breaks at unveiling

The unveiling of a foundation stone to mark the construction of a new social housing development wasn't all it was cracked up to be when a gust of wind knocked the slab out of position and...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:30:00
'Know your rights' - Black Friday online shoppers warned
'Know your rights' - Black Friday online shoppers warned

'Know your rights' - Black Friday online shoppers warned

Online buyers have been warned to get up to speed on their consumer rights ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping sprees....
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Revealed: How families are missing out on up to €25k in nursing home reliefs
Revealed: How families are missing out on up to €25k in nursing home reliefs

Revealed: How families are missing out on up to €25k in nursing home reliefs

Large numbers of people who have relatives in nursing homes are failing to claim generous tax reliefs because they find the system confusing....
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Don't be lazy about your home insurance - here's how to reduce the cost of your cover
Don't be lazy about your home insurance - here's how to reduce the cost of your cover

Don't be lazy about your home insurance - here's how to reduce the cost of your cover

Home insurance is one of those bills it's almost certain you're over-paying....
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:05:23
Consumers poised for bumper buys in Black Friday sales
Consumers poised for bumper buys in Black Friday sales

Consumers poised for bumper buys in Black Friday sales

It is the biggest shopping day of the year, overtaking Christmas, and with Black Friday set to get consumers buying with gusto, retailers are already offering massive discounts....
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Former Bank of Ireland boss Boucher was allowed far too much leeway by lax regulators
Former Bank of Ireland boss Boucher was allowed far too much leeway by lax regulators

Former Bank of Ireland boss Boucher was allowed far too much leeway by lax regulators

New Bank of Ireland boss Francesca McDonagh is a breath of fresh air at the big lender. But just weeks in the job, she has already had a torrid time....
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00
It's only a matter of time before cryptocurrency prices start to fall
It's only a matter of time before cryptocurrency prices start to fall

It's only a matter of time before cryptocurrency prices start to fall

Making a success out of investing is as much about what you don't do as what you do. The recent dramatic appearance and strong price rises of a plethora of digital currencies (cryptocurren...
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00
Can retirees claim rent-a-room relief?
Can retirees claim rent-a-room relief?

Can retirees claim rent-a-room relief?

Q: I'm thinking of renting out a room in our home to generate a bit of extra income in my retirement. Is it possible to claim rent-a-room relief if you are a retired individual who is not ...
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00
Everything you need to know about your property tax bill as the deadline approaches
Everything you need to know about your property tax bill as the deadline approaches

Everything you need to know about your property tax bill as the deadline approaches

Property tax bills are now arriving in the post and many of those who pay their bill in a one-off lump sum now have 52 days to do so. With Christmas fast approaching, it's worth settling y...
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00
'If there was a euro note, Michael D Higgins' face should be on it' - Comedian Danny O'Brien
'If there was a euro note, Michael D Higgins' face should be on it' - Comedian Danny O'Brien

'If there was a euro note, Michael D Higgins' face should be on it' - Comedian Danny O'Brien

The award-winning comedian Danny O'Brien has been performing stand-up comedy in Ireland and internationally for more than eight years....
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00
Repossessions are halted after lender botches its figures
Repossessions are halted after lender botches its figures

Repossessions are halted after lender botches its figures

Subprime lender Start Mortgages has been forced to temporarily stop repossession proceedings after it emerged it has been miscalculating the arrears on accounts....
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:30:00
On right track with starter scheme
On right track with starter scheme

On right track with starter scheme

The sight of Tullyhall, a development near Lucan village, is a familiar signal to passengers on the Cork to Dublin rail service that it will soon be time to disembark at Heuston Station. I...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Broadly speaking to cash-rich downsizers
Broadly speaking to cash-rich downsizers

Broadly speaking to cash-rich downsizers

Broadlands, a scheme of 28 family homes directly across the road from Killiney Golf Club, has particularly appealed to house-hunters seeking to trade down from vast piles in Killiney, Dalk...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00

Five-star luxury on doorstep with gym and personal trainer

At Marianella in Dublin 6, downsizers from the locale's red-bricked period streetscapes have access to the kind of upmarket facilities once reserved for five-star hotels: the residents' cl...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00

Carlow three beds on the banks of the Slaney

Park Gate, a development of three- and four-bed homes, is situated on the banks of the River Slaney near market town of Tullow, Co Carlow....
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Orchard with rich pickings
Orchard with rich pickings

Orchard with rich pickings

Donabate has once again become a hotspot for developers catering to buyers who want to live near the beach and stay within the confines of Co Dublin but are priced out of Howth and Malahid...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00
Saddle up for modern living in the Liberties
Saddle up for modern living in the Liberties

Saddle up for modern living in the Liberties

The gentrification of the Liberties, one of the Dublin's oldest quarters, continues apace with the development of the Tramyard Exchange, a new block of apartments at Carman's Hall....
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00
KBC Bank forced to put extra €54m aside to cover its tracker redress costs
KBC Bank forced to put extra €54m aside to cover its tracker redress costs

KBC Bank forced to put extra €54m aside to cover its tracker redress costs

Lender KBC Bank has been forced to put aside millions more euro to cover the cost of refunding customers for taking good-value trackers off them....
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00
 
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