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Fears that insurers will hike premiums as Storm Ophelia damage claims to hit €800m
Fears that insurers will hike premiums as Storm Ophelia damage claims to hit €800m

Fears that insurers will hike premiums as Storm Ophelia damage claims to hit €800m

Insurance companies have been warned not to hike premiums to make up for the cost of multi-million euro claims due to Hurricane Ophelia....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Banks refusing to refund customers after wrongly stripping them of trackers
Banks refusing to refund customers after wrongly stripping them of trackers

Banks refusing to refund customers after wrongly stripping them of trackers

Banks are refusing to compensate some customers who were denied a tracker mortgage, with other lenders making "unacceptably low" offers of compensation....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Get in touch with insurer immediately if you need to make a claim
Get in touch with insurer immediately if you need to make a claim

Get in touch with insurer immediately if you need to make a claim

Householders and businesses will be picking up the pieces this week after the havoc wreaked by Storm Ophelia....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Returns on investment in property stable in Q3
Returns on investment in property stable in Q3

Returns on investment in property stable in Q3

The latest JLL Property Index shows that overall returns from investment in the Irish property market increased by 3.8pc in the last three months and by 13.1pc in the last 12 months. This ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Revealed: More than 100 families and investors lost their homes in tracker mortgage scandal
Revealed: More than 100 families and investors lost their homes in tracker mortgage scandal

Revealed: More than 100 families and investors lost their homes in tracker mortgage scandal

MORE than 100 families and investors lost their houses due to banks denying them a low-cost tracker....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:19
Groups urge Dáil to reverse 'unfair' cuts to pensions
Groups urge Dáil to reverse 'unfair' cuts to pensions

Groups urge Dáil to reverse 'unfair' cuts to pensions

Three groups have come together to call for the Dáil to this week vote to reverse cuts to State pensions that mainly affect women....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Insurance Explainer: Storm damage, driving during red weather warnings - am I covered?
Insurance Explainer: Storm damage, driving during red weather warnings - am I covered?

Insurance Explainer: Storm damage, driving during red weather warnings - am I covered?

Insurers have confirmed that household and motor policies will cover storm-related damage....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:32:40
Councils must seal affordable homes deals by end of month
Councils must seal affordable homes deals by end of month

Councils must seal affordable homes deals by end of month

Councils have been given until the end of the month to seal deals with developers to provide affordable homes in return for State funding....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
€700m stolen from vulnerable adults each year - often by family members
€700m stolen from vulnerable adults each year - often by family members

€700m stolen from vulnerable adults each year - often by family members

Hundreds of vulnerable people are being financially abused, typically by close family members....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Who is better off: the family with one or two breadwinners?
Who is better off: the family with one or two breadwinners?

Who is better off: the family with one or two breadwinners?

The squeezed middle are still worse off than at the height of the Celtic Tiger in 2006 when it comes to take-home pay - but next year some families with two working parents will almost tak...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Hall in €500m bid to stop eviction of buy-to-let tenants
Hall in €500m bid to stop eviction of buy-to-let tenants

Hall in €500m bid to stop eviction of buy-to-let tenants

A not-for-profit housing body is in advanced talks with several banks to secure €500m backing to buy rental properties in arrears to prevent tenants being evicted....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:02:14
Many better off than in boom years but high earners hit
Many better off than in boom years but high earners hit

Many better off than in boom years but high earners hit

Many workers will be better off financially next year than they would have been at the height of the Celtic Tiger in 2006 - as long as their pay packet is no more than €70,000....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
High earners hit hardest because of USC and PSRI
High earners hit hardest because of USC and PSRI

High earners hit hardest because of USC and PSRI

High earners are probably the biggest losers of the Budget measures announced since the recession. These people will come home with less pay after taxes next year than they did at the heig...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Who is better off - A PAYE worker or a public sector employee?
Who is better off - A PAYE worker or a public sector employee?

Who is better off - A PAYE worker or a public sector employee?

EY examined whether an individual earning €50,000 would be better off under Budget 2018 as a PAYE worker, a public servant or a self-employed individual. The individual is single and has n...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Keith Connaughton: Tax bands leave us a long way from 'Republic of Opportunity' despite income tax cuts
Keith Connaughton: Tax bands leave us a long way from 'Republic of Opportunity' despite income tax cuts

Keith Connaughton: Tax bands leave us a long way from 'Republic of Opportunity' despite income tax cuts

The clear message in the run-up to Budget 2018 was that the Exchequer's books would be balanced for the first year in many, which meant limited 'fiscal space' and no surprises on the day. ...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Charlie Weston: Those with assets left disappointed after Donohoe reneges on inheritance tax promises
Charlie Weston: Those with assets left disappointed after Donohoe reneges on inheritance tax promises

Charlie Weston: Those with assets left disappointed after Donohoe reneges on inheritance tax promises

The Government reneged on its promise to alter the inheritance tax regime in the Budget. It had promised to increase the tax-free thresholds that apply before the tax is applied....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
'€100 put on home carer's tax credit doesn't come close to alleviating pressure'
'€100 put on home carer's tax credit doesn't come close to alleviating pressure'

'€100 put on home carer's tax credit doesn't come close to alleviating pressure'

Stay-at-home parent Pauline O'Reilly believes her choice to care for her children at home is not valued, with a meagre €100 increase in her home carer's tax credit....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:30:00
'I'm worried health funding will vanish down a black hole'
'I'm worried health funding will vanish down a black hole'

'I'm worried health funding will vanish down a black hole'

Dr Michelle O'Connor lives in the small Co Limerick town of Abbeyfeale with her husband and two young sons aged nine and five....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Explained: Why women are losing out on their pension payments
Explained: Why women are losing out on their pension payments

Explained: Why women are losing out on their pension payments

Changes to the way the State pension payment is calculated were introduced in 2012. The rules hit women hard. They are typically losing €35 in payments. They will not get the full €5 rise ...
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Taoiseach attacks banks over their handling of tracker scandal
Taoiseach attacks banks over their handling of tracker scandal

Taoiseach attacks banks over their handling of tracker scandal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has attacked banks for taking so long to return homeowners to the good-value tracker mortgages that they took from them....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:00:00
Shock closure of another credit union 'an assault on rural Ireland'
Shock closure of another credit union 'an assault on rural Ireland'

Shock closure of another credit union 'an assault on rural Ireland'

The winding up of another credit union has prompted fears for the safety of other locally owned lenders....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:00:00
Charlie Weston's top tips to Beat the Budget
Charlie Weston's top tips to Beat the Budget

Charlie Weston's top tips to Beat the Budget

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe's Budget this week delivered puny gains to workers, pensioners and others getting social welfare payments. Many will gain just €5 a week....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Explained: Why women are losing out on their pension payments
Explained: Why women are losing out on their pension payments

Explained: Why women are losing out on their pension payments

Changes to the way the State pension payment is calculated were introduced in 2012....
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:13:29
Explainer: What is the tracker mortgage scandal and who is affected?
Explainer: What is the tracker mortgage scandal and who is affected?

Explainer: What is the tracker mortgage scandal and who is affected?

The tracker mortgage scandal has been making headlines again in recent days as the issue is being examined by an Oireachtas committee. Here is everything you need to know about tracker mor...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:27:00
Revealed: How 'unlucky' 13 can help you secure a cheaper home
Revealed: How 'unlucky' 13 can help you secure a cheaper home

Revealed: How 'unlucky' 13 can help you secure a cheaper home

FRIDAY 13th may be considered unlucky by the superstitious, but homes with that door number are cheaper....
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:25:27
Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions
Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

Q. We have been in arrears on our mortgage for nearly two years. We tried to pay some of it back but my husband lost his job and we had no option but to tell them. They have initiated proc...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:30:00
House prices soar 83pc in the capital
House prices soar 83pc in the capital

House prices soar 83pc in the capital

Property prices in Dublin have almost doubled since the market hit a low....
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:30:00
'The bank have taken a huge part of our lives away from us' - families reveal devastation caused by tracker scandal
'The bank have taken a huge part of our lives away from us' - families reveal devastation caused by tracker scandal

'The bank have taken a huge part of our lives away from us' - families reveal devastation caused by tracker scandal

People have died by suicide because banks took their tracker mortgages away, forcing them to pay too much, it was claimed....
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Dublin house prices surge by nearly 12pc in one year
Dublin house prices surge by nearly 12pc in one year

Dublin house prices surge by nearly 12pc in one year

Property prices continue to surge...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:06
What's driving down motor insurance?
What's driving down motor insurance?

What's driving down motor insurance?

Is it finally time to say motor insurance premiums are falling? After being on a one-way trajectory for the last three years (up 60pc), it seemed as if even the careful, safe driver couldn...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:30:00
'Averaging rule' has made the whole situation unjust
'Averaging rule' has made the whole situation unjust

'Averaging rule' has made the whole situation unjust

Changes to the way the State pension payment is calculated were introduced in 2012....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Investors set to pile into PTSB auction
Investors set to pile into PTSB auction

Investors set to pile into PTSB auction

Permanent TSB is expected to attract strong interest from debt markets when it refinances another €500m tranche of performing loans next week as bond market investors swoop on deals offeri...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Vacant site levy may raise extra €16m for State
Vacant site levy may raise extra €16m for State

Vacant site levy may raise extra €16m for State

The increase in the vacant sites levy could result in at least an additional €16m for the State if property owners fail to develop the sites after the first year....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
The time spent caring for family is not only ignored - it actually hurts your retirement
The time spent caring for family is not only ignored - it actually hurts your retirement

The time spent caring for family is not only ignored - it actually hurts your retirement

Tuesday's Budget did very little for tens of thousands of pensioners who are losing as much as €1,500 a year for taking time out of the workforce to care for their families. They won't eve...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
The downright misogyny of the State makes me furious
The downright misogyny of the State makes me furious

The downright misogyny of the State makes me furious

Sometimes, it's not nice to be right. I'm afraid I didn't expect the Government and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to right the deliberate wrong against mainly women in this week's Budge...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Donohoe admits pension hit to women is 'bonkers'
Donohoe admits pension hit to women is 'bonkers'

Donohoe admits pension hit to women is 'bonkers'

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has admitted it is "bonkers and unbelievable" that women are losing out on pension payments due to a recent change in the rules....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
'If I had drawn the dole I'd now have a full entitlement' - Pensioner's frustration as payment is reduced
'If I had drawn the dole I'd now have a full entitlement' - Pensioner's frustration as payment is reduced

'If I had drawn the dole I'd now have a full entitlement' - Pensioner's frustration as payment is reduced

Mary Walsh gets a reduced State pension due to the rule change that came into effect five years ago and she is angry about the situation....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
'I've tracker mortgages on three Dublin properties but I'm retiring soon. Do I use my pension lump sum to clear some of the outstanding?'
'I've tracker mortgages on three Dublin properties but I'm retiring soon. Do I use my pension lump sum to clear some of the outstanding?'

'I've tracker mortgages on three Dublin properties but I'm retiring soon. Do I use my pension lump sum to clear some of the outstanding?'

Read full story for latest details...
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:57:26
Your Budget: ‘We got a bit from most things we pushed for’
Your Budget: ‘We got a bit from most things we pushed for’

Your Budget: ‘We got a bit from most things we pushed for’

An increase of €5 to the State pension along with the reintroduction of a telephone allowance has left pensioner Bill Rothwell "fairly satisfied"....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Your Budget: '€5 in a card would be disappointing'
Your Budget: '€5 in a card would be disappointing'

Your Budget: '€5 in a card would be disappointing'

Peggy Kearney (69), from Ahane, Co Kerry, lives a modest life on the State pension with her husband Thomas Kearney (75)....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Government reneges on promise to raise tax-free thresholds
Government reneges on promise to raise tax-free thresholds

Government reneges on promise to raise tax-free thresholds

THERE was disappointment for families at the failure to make any changes to the inheritance tax regime....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Key tax credit boost for those running their own business
Key tax credit boost for those running their own business

Key tax credit boost for those running their own business

THE self-employed were among the big winners in Budget 2018....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Commercial stamp duty hike 'to hit 550,000 pension values'
Commercial stamp duty hike 'to hit 550,000 pension values'

Commercial stamp duty hike 'to hit 550,000 pension values'

Up to 550,000 holders of private sector pensions are set to be hit in the pocket as a result of Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe's decision to hike the rate of commercial stamp duty from 2...
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Pensioners pleased but say package is only the start of restoring cuts
Pensioners pleased but say package is only the start of restoring cuts

Pensioners pleased but say package is only the start of restoring cuts

Pensioners are happy but not "jumping up and down" over Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe's package to impress the grey vote, according to representatives of the elderly....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Dirt falls, but no change in the exit rate
Dirt falls, but no change in the exit rate

Dirt falls, but no change in the exit rate

A CUT in the tax on interest earned on savings was delivered as promised in the Budget....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Housing: More cash for new homes as Government sets out 'priority'
Housing: More cash for new homes as Government sets out 'priority'

Housing: More cash for new homes as Government sets out 'priority'

A €750M fund for builders, an ­ additional €75m to open up sites for residential development, and 3,800 new social homes in 2018 are among the main housing measures announced in Budget 201...
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Why are people who work and are ambitious in life still being milked?
Why are people who work and are ambitious in life still being milked?

Why are people who work and are ambitious in life still being milked?

It would take a special type of fool to fall for anything you hear in the Budget as being "in your favour"....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Cut in mortgage interest relief will reduce tax gains
Cut in mortgage interest relief will reduce tax gains

Cut in mortgage interest relief will reduce tax gains

Tens of thousands of families will see the benefits from cuts in the USC and income tax rates severely reduced by the abolition of mortgage interest relief....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
No proof Help-to-Buy fuels prices - report
No proof Help-to-Buy fuels prices - report

No proof Help-to-Buy fuels prices - report

There is no evidence that the controversial Help-to-Buy scheme for first-time buyers is leading to an increase in house prices or new supply, a report commissioned by the Government says -...
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Budget 2018: Income tax and USC changes worth less than €10 for families
Budget 2018: Income tax and USC changes worth less than €10 for families

Budget 2018: Income tax and USC changes worth less than €10 for families

CHANGES in income tax thresholds and the universal social change (USC) will benefit the majority of workers and those with private pensions....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Thousands are being targeted by fraudsters
Thousands are being targeted by fraudsters

Thousands are being targeted by fraudsters

Huge numbers of people say they have experienced financial fraud - and many feel the problem is getting worse....
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 02:30:00
EBS cuts its fixed rates - but not its variables
EBS cuts its fixed rates - but not its variables

EBS cuts its fixed rates - but not its variables

Existing customers of EBS are set to be disappointed as the lender confirmed it is not cutting its variable rate....
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Budget will need more stick than carrot to fix the housing crisis
Budget will need more stick than carrot to fix the housing crisis

Budget will need more stick than carrot to fix the housing crisis

As Budget day approaches we have had lots of speculation that Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe might use some tax levers to get more houses built more quickly....
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Poor protection from pussyfooting regulators one reason cost of living is so high here
Poor protection from pussyfooting regulators one reason cost of living is so high here

Poor protection from pussyfooting regulators one reason cost of living is so high here

Is it any wonder consumers are cynical about energy companies, banks, insurers, airlines, and their regulators? Businesses that feel they are unfairly criticised need to pause and consider...
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Will husband's pension provide for family?
Will husband's pension provide for family?

Will husband's pension provide for family?

Q: My husband, who is in the civil service, pays into a spouse and children's pension scheme. I don't have a work pension myself as I have looked after our children full-time for the past ...
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Dutch bank ING is rare beast with a stock price offering good value
Dutch bank ING is rare beast with a stock price offering good value

Dutch bank ING is rare beast with a stock price offering good value

European financials have been recovering of late, and ING continues to be our preferred European bank....
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:00:00
KBC working towards three-hour approvals for mortgages
KBC working towards three-hour approvals for mortgages

KBC working towards three-hour approvals for mortgages

Prior to September, KBC Bank's app took 26 steps to open an account. A new and improved app launched last month reduced that process down to five steps. Next on the horizon is mortgages wh...
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:00:00
How to save a six-figure sum on your mortgage repayment
How to save a six-figure sum on your mortgage repayment

How to save a six-figure sum on your mortgage repayment

Homeowners could save as much as €133,000 on their mortgage by switching to a cheaper lender, an analysis by mortgage brokers Dowling Financial and the Sunday Independent has found....
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Best selling author Hazel Gaynor: 'Life's too short to always be saving for rainy days'
Best selling author Hazel Gaynor: 'Life's too short to always be saving for rainy days'

Best selling author Hazel Gaynor: 'Life's too short to always be saving for rainy days'

The award-winning author Hazel Gaynor lives in Kildare with her husband and two children. She has written a number of best-sellers, including The Girl Who Came Home - which won the Histori...
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Electric Ireland cites energy costs as it becomes third supplier to up its prices
Electric Ireland cites energy costs as it becomes third supplier to up its prices

Electric Ireland cites energy costs as it becomes third supplier to up its prices

Electric Ireland has become the latest energy provider to increase its prices....
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 02:30:00
10 ways to save you a packet on family health insurance
10 ways to save you a packet on family health insurance

10 ways to save you a packet on family health insurance

There was good news this week for the more than half of the population that has health insurance....
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Consumer confidence rises but householders not expecting budget give-away
Consumer confidence rises but householders not expecting budget give-away

Consumer confidence rises but householders not expecting budget give-away

CONSUMER confidence rose in September, but householders are not expecting a give-away Budget....
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:43:54
Huge build-up of tax appeal cases
Huge build-up of tax appeal cases

Huge build-up of tax appeal cases

THERE has been a call for changes to the tax appeals regime after it emerged that thousands of taxpayers are in dispute with Revenue....
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Help-to-Buy is 'a mad idea' - former Central Bank official
Help-to-Buy is 'a mad idea' - former Central Bank official

Help-to-Buy is 'a mad idea' - former Central Bank official

The former deputy governor of the Central Bank has described the Help-to-Buy scheme for prospective homeowners as "a mad idea"....
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Good news for house hunters as mortgage rate war 'on the horizon'
Good news for house hunters as mortgage rate war 'on the horizon'

Good news for house hunters as mortgage rate war 'on the horizon'

A mortgage price war has broken out after a second lender cut its variable and fixed rates....
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Haven cuts its mortgage rates for new and existing borrowers
Haven cuts its mortgage rates for new and existing borrowers

Haven cuts its mortgage rates for new and existing borrowers

Lender Haven has cut its mortgage rates for new and existing borrowers....
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:21:13
Economy will suffer unless we can make Ireland a better place to live and work
Economy will suffer unless we can make Ireland a better place to live and work

Economy will suffer unless we can make Ireland a better place to live and work

Real pressure points are forming in the economy. The favourable winds that helped bring our unemployment rate down from 15pc in 2011 to below 7pc now are shifting....
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Food for thought when raising funding for new equipment
Food for thought when raising funding for new equipment

Food for thought when raising funding for new equipment

Q: I have an early-stage food business and I am looking for an investor as I need to fund additional equipment etc? Can you direct me?...
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
The great escape: how to avoid exit fees
The great escape: how to avoid exit fees

The great escape: how to avoid exit fees

I'm always advising people to switch providers when they spot a better deal on their household bills. Whether it's electricity or gas (with lots of different options to choose from) or hea...
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Taste test: Granola
Taste test: Granola

Taste test: Granola

We tested widely available granolas. Next week - gluten-free options....
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Cost of raising a child is put at €15,000 in the first year alone
Cost of raising a child is put at €15,000 in the first year alone

Cost of raising a child is put at €15,000 in the first year alone

People planning to become parents have been warned that it costs thousands of euro to raise a child....
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Mortgage loans are creeping back near their peak
Mortgage loans are creeping back near their peak

Mortgage loans are creeping back near their peak

The average mortgage loan is now creeping back to near peak levels, the Economic and Social Research Institute (Esri) has said....
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Revealed: The staggering cost of raising a baby in its first year
Revealed: The staggering cost of raising a baby in its first year

Revealed: The staggering cost of raising a baby in its first year

PEOPLE planning to become parents have been warned that it costs thousands of euro to raise a child....
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:59:01
Cheaper health insurance on the way as VHI cuts prices
Cheaper health insurance on the way as VHI cuts prices

Cheaper health insurance on the way as VHI cuts prices

VHI is set to cut its prices on a number of health insurance plans....
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:39:29
One in three adults missed a loan repayment over past five years
One in three adults missed a loan repayment over past five years

One in three adults missed a loan repayment over past five years

Thousands of people have missed repayments on their mortgages and credit cards over the past five years....
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:41:43
Little impact on numbers giving up work from delaying the State pension
Little impact on numbers giving up work from delaying the State pension

Little impact on numbers giving up work from delaying the State pension

DELAYING the payment of the State pension to the age of 66 had little impact on the number of people who decide to give up work, a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute has f...
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:24:59
'Significant Government intervention' needed to tackle the housing crisis – Sherry Fitzgerald
'Significant Government intervention' needed to tackle the housing crisis – Sherry Fitzgerald

'Significant Government intervention' needed to tackle the housing crisis – Sherry Fitzgerald

Estate agent Sherry Fitzgerald has called for "significant Government intervention" to bring about stability to the housing market....
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:04:51
'It shows how anxious An Post are to get rid of us' - Postmasters offered 'generous' deal in bid to shut 262 offices
'It shows how anxious An Post are to get rid of us' - Postmasters offered 'generous' deal in bid to shut 262 offices

'It shows how anxious An Post are to get rid of us' - Postmasters offered 'generous' deal in bid to shut 262 offices

Management at An Post is offering what is regarded as a generous package to postmasters in a bid to get them to exit the business....
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:30:00
People with tracker mortgages vulnerable to rises in interest rates despite low cost loan
People with tracker mortgages vulnerable to rises in interest rates despite low cost loan

People with tracker mortgages vulnerable to rises in interest rates despite low cost loan

People with tracker mortgages are highly vulnerable to rises in interest rates despite having a low-cost loan....
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:17:56
Glenveagh Properties to build 2,000 homes
Glenveagh Properties to build 2,000 homes

Glenveagh Properties to build 2,000 homes

Glenveagh Properties is set to build 1,000 per year by 2020, and 2,000 homes in the long term....
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:36:50
Revealed: Here's how much house prices are rising every day around the country with no slowdown in sight
Revealed: Here's how much house prices are rising every day around the country with no slowdown in sight

Revealed: Here's how much house prices are rising every day around the country with no slowdown in sight

House prices are expected to increase by at least 10pc next year as economists warn Ireland’s housing crisis won’t be solved any time soon....
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:51:20
Using Eircodes could provide new property data to address the crisis
Using Eircodes could provide new property data to address the crisis

Using Eircodes could provide new property data to address the crisis

Using Eircodes to identify properties would help provide better data on house completions, vacancy rates, prices and average rents, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) boss Pádraig Dalton ...
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Bring in vacant site tax now - we can't wait until 2019, Donohoe to be warned
Bring in vacant site tax now - we can't wait until 2019, Donohoe to be warned

Bring in vacant site tax now - we can't wait until 2019, Donohoe to be warned

The early introduction of a vacant site tax to encourage builders to use development land is set to be tabled by a powerful Dáil committee as Budget talks enter their final week....
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Campaign urging 20,000 consumers to switch and save on energy
Campaign urging 20,000 consumers to switch and save on energy

Campaign urging 20,000 consumers to switch and save on energy

A campaign to get thousands of consumers to switch energy and insurance providers en masse has been launched in a bid to get group discounts....
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:30:00
AIB homes deal: a new dawn for struggling borrowers or unfair help?
AIB homes deal: a new dawn for struggling borrowers or unfair help?

AIB homes deal: a new dawn for struggling borrowers or unfair help?

David Hall has a simple answer to those who criticise his new deal with AIB that attempts to keep struggling borrowers in their homes: "Even Jesus Christ couldn't restructure these mortgag...
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:00:00
How to knock up to €4,000 off your private health cover bill
How to knock up to €4,000 off your private health cover bill

How to knock up to €4,000 off your private health cover bill

Families could knock as much as €4,000 a year off their private health insurance bill by switching to cheaper - yet similar - cover and insuring their children on less expensive plans to t...
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:00:00
We talk out of both sides of our mouth when it comes to what constitutes insurance fraud
We talk out of both sides of our mouth when it comes to what constitutes insurance fraud

We talk out of both sides of our mouth when it comes to what constitutes insurance fraud

When is a fraud not a fraud? The answer seems to be that it is fraud when someone else gives false information, but not when I do it. That conclusion is hard to escape from when considerin...
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:00:00
How to handle sale-and-leaseback mess?
How to handle sale-and-leaseback mess?

How to handle sale-and-leaseback mess?

Q. I'm considering buying an investment property in Poland. I've been sent a brochure about apartments which are up for sale there and they seem incredibly cheap. However, when I showed th...
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:00:00
My Money: 'You can't put a value on playing for your club'
My Money: 'You can't put a value on playing for your club'

My Money: 'You can't put a value on playing for your club'

Turlough O'Brien is the manager of the Carlow senior football team....
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Summit Materials well placed to profit from US construction boom
Summit Materials well placed to profit from US construction boom

Summit Materials well placed to profit from US construction boom

It may seem unusual to establish a North American building materials company during an economic downturn, particularly if that downturn was the worst since the Great Depression....
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Two energy companies raise prices 'and more will follow'
Two energy companies raise prices 'and more will follow'

Two energy companies raise prices 'and more will follow'

Householders are to be hit with higher bills for electricity and gas after both SSE Airtricity and Bord Gáis said they were raising their prices....
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 02:30:00
'Use post offices' or lose them, Varadkar tells communities
'Use post offices' or lose them, Varadkar tells communities

'Use post offices' or lose them, Varadkar tells communities

The boss of An Post has said it is inevitable that post offices around the country will close, as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar put the onus back on rural communities to support their post office...
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 02:30:00
'I wanted to retire by 50 so I could enjoy life. My advice? Start saving'
'I wanted to retire by 50 so I could enjoy life. My advice? Start saving'

'I wanted to retire by 50 so I could enjoy life. My advice? Start saving'

Beryl Dunne, an IT manager who lives in Bray, Co Wicklow, is semi-retired and said she had to ramp up her payments so that she could retire when she wanted....
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 02:30:00
'I have 20 years of work left ... I can afford some risk'
'I have 20 years of work left ... I can afford some risk'

'I have 20 years of work left ... I can afford some risk'

Dr Lorraine Brennan's first pension contribution was made in "blind faith"....
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Charlie Weston: Ten things women need to know about pensions
Charlie Weston: Ten things women need to know about pensions

Charlie Weston: Ten things women need to know about pensions

Women get a raw deal on pensions. Fewer of them work outside the home, and they often get paid less when they do take up paid employment. Many work only part-time....
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Householders to be hit with higher charges for electricity and gas
Householders to be hit with higher charges for electricity and gas

Householders to be hit with higher charges for electricity and gas

Householders are to be hit with higher charges for electricity and gas after both SSE Airtricity and Bord Gáis said they were raising their prices....
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:56:04
Meet the architect who built a three-bedroom house for his family... for €25,000
Meet the architect who built a three-bedroom house for his family... for €25,000

Meet the architect who built a three-bedroom house for his family... for €25,000

AN Architect, who designed and built his own house nine years ago for 25,000, has said the building has been "very good and enjoyable" to live in with his two teenage children and his wife...
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:59:03
Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions
Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

There was a gas boiler in our house when we moved in 16 years ago, and we have had it serviced every year. During the last visit the engineer advised us to change the boiler as it is obsol...
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 02:30:00
Number of homes lost in tracker loans scandal rises
Number of homes lost in tracker loans scandal rises

Number of homes lost in tracker loans scandal rises

KBC Bank Ireland said it is unlikely to meet a Central Bank deadline for reporting on the number of customers affected by over charging on tracker mortgages....
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 02:30:00
 
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