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Heatwave drives consumer spending to fastest growth in almost two years
Heatwave drives consumer spending to fastest growth in almost two years

Heatwave drives consumer spending to fastest growth in almost two years

Household expenditure increased in June, driven by the recent heatwave across the country....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:29:41
What Irish consumers will be paying more for this year (and how we can save a few cents)
What Irish consumers will be paying more for this year (and how we can save a few cents)

What Irish consumers will be paying more for this year (and how we can save a few cents)

The coming months and year could become even more expensive for Irish consumers as Brexit and the prospect of a global trade war threaten to push up prices. Consumers could be hundreds - i...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Cerberus withdraws from home loan deals
Cerberus withdraws from home loan deals

Cerberus withdraws from home loan deals

Cerberus's appetite for soured Irish home loans has come under scrutiny after the US private equity giant withdrew recently from Permanent TSB's €2.2bn portfolio of non-performing resident...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Carney may give sterling lift as dollar's influence wanes
Carney may give sterling lift as dollar's influence wanes

Carney may give sterling lift as dollar's influence wanes

The euro has been moving in lockstep with the pound for months amid a dominant strong-dollar theme. That may be about to change....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Backbench TD does himself no favours taking compensation claim for a 'very minor' injury
Backbench TD does himself no favours taking compensation claim for a 'very minor' injury

Backbench TD does himself no favours taking compensation claim for a 'very minor' injury

Predictably, there has been a backlash against the whiplash claim made by Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell. The Dublin Fingal politician was awarded €2,500 in damages following a collision with a...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Revealed: Government spent €1bn of taxpayers' money on private-sector homes
Revealed: Government spent €1bn of taxpayers' money on private-sector homes

Revealed: Government spent €1bn of taxpayers' money on private-sector homes

The Government has been accused of exacerbating the country's housing crisis by buying private sector homes rather than building social housing to address the supply shortage....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Private markets may be alternative for stock exchange investors
Private markets may be alternative for stock exchange investors

Private markets may be alternative for stock exchange investors

Stock market gains since the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009 have been remarkable. While any number of positive economic and corporate factors suggest further gains should be...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Impact of missing receipts on tax bill
Impact of missing receipts on tax bill

Impact of missing receipts on tax bill

Query: My husband and I bought a small derelict cottage as a holiday home in 1982 and spent about €75,000 between the purchase price and renovation. We are now selling it for €135,000 and ...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
'There are more things to life than being rich'
'There are more things to life than being rich'

'There are more things to life than being rich'

Sharon Mannion is an actress, comedian and writer best known for her role as Concepta in the RTE2 hit comedy Bridget & Eamon....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Homeowners crippled by highest rates in eurozone
Homeowners crippled by highest rates in eurozone

Homeowners crippled by highest rates in eurozone

Homebuyers are paying thousands of euro more a year for their loans than people on the continent....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Mortgage holders paying €2,600 more a year here than on the Continent
Mortgage holders paying €2,600 more a year here than on the Continent

Mortgage holders paying €2,600 more a year here than on the Continent

HOME buyers in this country are paying thousands of euro more a year than people on the Continent....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:02:02
'I've two primary school kids and one child starting secondary school. How can I stagger the back-to-school costs?'
'I've two primary school kids and one child starting secondary school. How can I stagger the back-to-school costs?'

'I've two primary school kids and one child starting secondary school. How can I stagger the back-to-school costs?'

All your consumers questions answered....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:29:34
Prices rise but Irish economy to outpace rest of EU
Prices rise but Irish economy to outpace rest of EU

Prices rise but Irish economy to outpace rest of EU

Rises in the cost of energy, petrol and diesel, along with higher prices of some groceries, have pushed up the rate of inflation....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Energy, fuel and grocery price hikes drive rate of inflation higher
Energy, fuel and grocery price hikes drive rate of inflation higher

Energy, fuel and grocery price hikes drive rate of inflation higher

Rises in the cost of energy, petrol and diesel along with higher prices of some groceries has pushed up the rate of inflation....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:53:00
Blow up your tent, not your budget
Blow up your tent, not your budget

Blow up your tent, not your budget

If you're holidaying at home this year, the fine weather we've been enjoying is likely to have whetted your appetite for the outdoor life....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Laya Healthcare to offer 24/7 mental wellbeing support
Laya Healthcare to offer 24/7 mental wellbeing support

Laya Healthcare to offer 24/7 mental wellbeing support

LAYA Healthcare is offering mental health assistance to individual members, in a move that is likely to be replicated by other providers....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:24:23
Saving early in career 'can lead to fivefold pension boost'
Saving early in career 'can lead to fivefold pension boost'

Saving early in career 'can lead to fivefold pension boost'

PEOPLE who start saving for a pension soon after starting work end up with multiples more in their retirement pots compared with those who leave it late in their working lives....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Disputes over rented accommodation soared 250pc in decade - new report
Disputes over rented accommodation soared 250pc in decade - new report

Disputes over rented accommodation soared 250pc in decade - new report

THE number of disputes over rental accommodation has grown by 250pc in a decade according to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB)....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 20:56:15
Sinead Ryan: Free fun to keep kids occupied during the long school break
Sinead Ryan: Free fun to keep kids occupied during the long school break

Sinead Ryan: Free fun to keep kids occupied during the long school break

School is finally out and we’re all enjoying the long, summer holidays. Or are we?...
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:47:37
What a difference a decade makes...Irish workers advised to get a head start on pension
What a difference a decade makes...Irish workers advised to get a head start on pension

What a difference a decade makes...Irish workers advised to get a head start on pension

The average age of employees paying money into a company pension is now 37 as a "younger for longer" trend in Ireland emerges....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:27:49
Homeowners are missing out on deals with their own banks that would save €3,000
Homeowners are missing out on deals with their own banks that would save €3,000

Homeowners are missing out on deals with their own banks that would save €3,000

Thousands more mortgage holders are paying high variable rates when they could get a better deal....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Disposable income has risen for the poorest here
Disposable income has risen for the poorest here

Disposable income has risen for the poorest here

Poorer households have not lost out when the economy has grown, unlike the situation in other countries....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:30:00
'I had all my belongings in my van' - Dad-of-five hit by redundancy overjoyed as he moves into new home
'I had all my belongings in my van' - Dad-of-five hit by redundancy overjoyed as he moves into new home

'I had all my belongings in my van' - Dad-of-five hit by redundancy overjoyed as he moves into new home

Single father-of-five Michael Keane burst into tears of joy when he realised his days without a home were at an end....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Second hike in gas and electricity is on the cards
Second hike in gas and electricity is on the cards

Second hike in gas and electricity is on the cards

Fears are mounting that energy companies will try to impose a second price rise this year....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Law costs blamed for escalating insurance premiums
Law costs blamed for escalating insurance premiums

Law costs blamed for escalating insurance premiums

Legal costs are one of the reasons insurance costs are so high, a group fighting for lower premiums has maintained....
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:30:00
We risk ending up with a generation that resents being unable to buy their own homes
We risk ending up with a generation that resents being unable to buy their own homes

We risk ending up with a generation that resents being unable to buy their own homes

Could we be on the cusp of a huge change in the pattern of home ownership in this country? There are indications that some younger people have given up on aspirations to own their own home...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:00:00
How to protect yourself from looming threat of rate hikes
How to protect yourself from looming threat of rate hikes

How to protect yourself from looming threat of rate hikes

Homeowners could see their mortgage bills soar by a few hundred euro a month in a few years' time - if, as expected, European interest rates start to rise in late 2019 or early 2020. The e...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:00:00
Your questions answered: Should concrete firm pay for poor work?
Your questions answered: Should concrete firm pay for poor work?

Your questions answered: Should concrete firm pay for poor work?

Q My husband and I got concrete work done at the back of our house late last year. We have now discovered that it is 'popping' and so small holes have appeared across the concrete. The con...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Few stocks and shares will escape unscathed if trade war ramps up
Few stocks and shares will escape unscathed if trade war ramps up

Few stocks and shares will escape unscathed if trade war ramps up

Stock markets have moved sideways since February despite solid earnings data, strong economic growth and good underlying fundamentals. This year has seen a significant uptick in market vol...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Beoga's bodhrán player would put Rubber Bandits' Blindboy on his own euro note
Beoga's bodhrán player would put Rubber Bandits' Blindboy on his own euro note

Beoga's bodhrán player would put Rubber Bandits' Blindboy on his own euro note

Eamon Murray is the bodhran player with Beoga, the Irish band which co-wrote the international hit Galway Girl with Ed Sheeran. Beoga, which was set up 15 years ago and is based in Antrim,...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Most households missing out on more than €1,000 in savings on electricity
Most households missing out on more than €1,000 in savings on electricity

Most households missing out on more than €1,000 in savings on electricity

HOUSEHOLDERS who have actively switched their electricity supplier every year for the past four years will have saved more than €1,000....
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 06:43:35
Consumer confidence dips to lowest level in more than a year
Consumer confidence dips to lowest level in more than a year

Consumer confidence dips to lowest level in more than a year

Consumer confidence has dropped to its weakest level in more than a year....
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Insurance fraud unit welcomed 'but more is needed'
Insurance fraud unit welcomed 'but more is needed'

Insurance fraud unit welcomed 'but more is needed'

Groups campaigning for insurance reform have welcomed plans for a new Garda unit specialising in insurance fraud....
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 02:30:00
The smart way to shop the sales
The smart way to shop the sales

The smart way to shop the sales

Usually sale season comes limping along a damp few weeks after what we laughingly call 'summer', but this year we still have weeks ahead to make use of all those lovely discounted items. I...
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Charlie Weston: Fake crash scammers now face major road block
Charlie Weston: Fake crash scammers now face major road block

Charlie Weston: Fake crash scammers now face major road block

THE insurance fraudsters who are robbing honest policyholders blind have been put on notice that their days are numbered. A new Garda unit specialising in investigating them is about to ge...
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 11:08:38
Permanent TSB in bid to lay off another 50 middle managers
Permanent TSB in bid to lay off another 50 middle managers

Permanent TSB in bid to lay off another 50 middle managers

Lender Permanent TSB is seeking to make 50 people at management level redundant....
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Home For Life opens doors to hard-put PTSB borrowers
Home For Life opens doors to hard-put PTSB borrowers

Home For Life opens doors to hard-put PTSB borrowers

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy and Minister of State Damien English will officially approve another player in the mortgage-to-rent scheme today as the Government attempts to tackle an...
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Insurers to pay up to €1m a year for Garda unit dedicated to investigating insurance fraud
Insurers to pay up to €1m a year for Garda unit dedicated to investigating insurance fraud

Insurers to pay up to €1m a year for Garda unit dedicated to investigating insurance fraud

Insurance companies have agreed to fund a new Garda unit that will be dedicated to investigating insurance fraudsters....
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:30:00
'Forever renters' have given up on dreams of buying a home
'Forever renters' have given up on dreams of buying a home

'Forever renters' have given up on dreams of buying a home

A LARGE proportion of young people fear that they will never realise their dreams of owning their own homes....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:36:07
ISIF commits additional funding to residential development lender
ISIF commits additional funding to residential development lender

ISIF commits additional funding to residential development lender

The State's Ireland Strategic Infrastructure Fund (ISIF) is to provide additional funds to Activate Capital, a residential development lender....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 07:45:26
Interest-only loans more likely to be in arrears
Interest-only loans more likely to be in arrears

Interest-only loans more likely to be in arrears

INVESTORS on a mortgage deal that sees them paying back only interest on their buy-to-let loan have a greater tendency to be in arrears, according to a new Central Bank study....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Don't let a disrupted flight ruin your summer holiday - know your passenger rights
Don't let a disrupted flight ruin your summer holiday - know your passenger rights

Don't let a disrupted flight ruin your summer holiday - know your passenger rights

Ryanair has cancelled dozens of flights due to striking French air traffic controllers and diverted others due to drunks on board, while Irish Ferries has cancelled all sailings to France ...
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:11:45
Consumers face further costs as two more energy providers hike prices
Consumers face further costs as two more energy providers hike prices

Consumers face further costs as two more energy providers hike prices

Two more energy firms have announced price rises....
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:03:00
Central Bank lending rules helping to slow rate of house price inflation
Central Bank lending rules helping to slow rate of house price inflation

Central Bank lending rules helping to slow rate of house price inflation

The Central Bank's lending limits are helping to slow down the rate of house price inflation, according to two key reports on the Irish property market....
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 02:30:00
New insurers in market good news for young drivers
New insurers in market good news for young drivers

New insurers in market good news for young drivers

Young drivers can cut the cost of insurance cover dramatically thanks to the entry of new underwriters into the market....
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Revealed: Dublin house prices have risen by an average of €155,000... but there are signs of a slowdown
Revealed: Dublin house prices have risen by an average of €155,000... but there are signs of a slowdown

Revealed: Dublin house prices have risen by an average of €155,000... but there are signs of a slowdown

The national shortage of available homes on the market is still at crisis level — but the rate at which house prices are increasing is finally showing signs of easing....
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 08:53:09
Richard Curran: International investors bet billions Government's housing plan won't work
Richard Curran: International investors bet billions Government's housing plan won't work

Richard Curran: International investors bet billions Government's housing plan won't work

International capital has driven the property recovery since 2012, leaving some to wonder what might happen when the foreign money dries up. So far there is no real sign of that happening....
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:00:00
What expenses can I write off Airbnb tax?
What expenses can I write off Airbnb tax?

What expenses can I write off Airbnb tax?

Q I've heard that Airbnb hosts could face greater tax bills than they expected after Revenue clarified the expenses that Airbnb hosts are allowed to write off their tax bill. Are there any...
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:00:00
The end of the stock market's Goldilocks era could well be nigh
The end of the stock market's Goldilocks era could well be nigh

The end of the stock market's Goldilocks era could well be nigh

For investors, 2018 has so far felt like the blockbuster movie sequel that fails to live up to its predecessor. Last year contained the perfect mix of lows (inflation, interest rates and v...
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Yes, we are building more - but not the right type of homes
Yes, we are building more - but not the right type of homes

Yes, we are building more - but not the right type of homes

On the face of it, little appears to have changed in many of the figures in this Daft.ie House Price Report. Sale prices - whether measured by listed prices or using the Property Price Reg...
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:30:00
Don't miss the boat if you have to reclaim disrupted travel costs
Don't miss the boat if you have to reclaim disrupted travel costs

Don't miss the boat if you have to reclaim disrupted travel costs

The recent cancellations at Irish Ferries and Ryanair are a stark reminder of how easy something can go wrong with your travel plans - and of the importance of knowing where you stand fina...
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Charlie Weston: Irish society paying very high price for far-reaching insurance crisis and soaring premiums
Charlie Weston: Irish society paying very high price for far-reaching insurance crisis and soaring premiums

Charlie Weston: Irish society paying very high price for far-reaching insurance crisis and soaring premiums

The fabric of Irish society is threatened with major change, and not in a good way. The culprit this time is insurance. The insurance crisis has far-reaching and worrying consequences....
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:00:00
House price rises show signs of slowdown but supply still an issue
House price rises show signs of slowdown but supply still an issue

House price rises show signs of slowdown but supply still an issue

The national shortage of available homes on the market is still at crisis level - but the rate at which house prices are increasing is finally showing signs of easing....
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:30:00
'You don't want to know what other authors are paid'
'You don't want to know what other authors are paid'

'You don't want to know what other authors are paid'

Katharine Weber is an award-winning American novelist who was born in New York City. Some of her best-known books include Still Life with Monkey, The Music Lesson and Triangle....
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Consumers warned as two more energy providers hike prices
Consumers warned as two more energy providers hike prices

Consumers warned as two more energy providers hike prices

Consumers have been warned to brace themselves for more energy price rises after another two suppliers announced price hikes....
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Household savings hit record €101bn despite low interest rates
Household savings hit record €101bn despite low interest rates

Household savings hit record €101bn despite low interest rates

Household savings have shot up for the sixth month in a row....
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Mortgage price war hots up as Permanent TSB is latest to cut fixed rates
Mortgage price war hots up as Permanent TSB is latest to cut fixed rates

Mortgage price war hots up as Permanent TSB is latest to cut fixed rates

Permanent TSB is set to announce in the coming days deep cuts in its fixed mortgage rates for its existing customers....
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Third energy supplier announces price hike of 12.8pc
Third energy supplier announces price hike of 12.8pc

Third energy supplier announces price hike of 12.8pc

A THIRD energy supplier has announced a price hike....
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:55:42
Mortgage price war? Ulster Bank ups ante over home loans with 2.3pc rate
Mortgage price war? Ulster Bank ups ante over home loans with 2.3pc rate

Mortgage price war? Ulster Bank ups ante over home loans with 2.3pc rate

The prospect of continental-style low mortgage rates has moved a step closer with new rate cuts by a leading lender....
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Mortgage approvals exceed €1bn for the first time
Mortgage approvals exceed €1bn for the first time

Mortgage approvals exceed €1bn for the first time

Mortgage lending approvals passed the €1bn mark in May according to new figures from the Banking and Payments Federation....
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 08:42:51
Street performers say the show can't go on if insurance premiums keep soaring
Street performers say the show can't go on if insurance premiums keep soaring

Street performers say the show can't go on if insurance premiums keep soaring

Street artists say they may have to stop performing due to soaring insurance costs....
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Revealed: How many are actually willing to pay extra taxes for better public services
Revealed: How many are actually willing to pay extra taxes for better public services

Revealed: How many are actually willing to pay extra taxes for better public services

Most people do not want to pay extra taxes to fund improved public services....
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Electric Ireland to increase prices by the end of the summer
Electric Ireland to increase prices by the end of the summer

Electric Ireland to increase prices by the end of the summer

THE largest energy company in the State is to push up its prices by the end of the summer....
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 14:36:00
Trade war hits supermarkets here with hikes in products from the US
Trade war hits supermarkets here with hikes in products from the US

Trade war hits supermarkets here with hikes in products from the US

Consumers are facing a sharp jump in price on products including orange juice, bourbon and cranberries before the summer is out, amid Donald Trump's trade war....
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Revealed: Urban homes are becoming too expensive to sell as families struggle for finance
Revealed: Urban homes are becoming too expensive to sell as families struggle for finance

Revealed: Urban homes are becoming too expensive to sell as families struggle for finance

THE property market is slowing down in the cities, as working families are increasingly finding it too expensive to rent or buy....
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:15:32
Sinead Ryan: Top tips to consider if you're thinking about downsizing your home
Sinead Ryan: Top tips to consider if you're thinking about downsizing your home

Sinead Ryan: Top tips to consider if you're thinking about downsizing your home

I’m an empty nester this summer, and the house sure is quiet....
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:07:28
Growing menace of cyber fraud means we must all stay alert to avoid being victims
Growing menace of cyber fraud means we must all stay alert to avoid being victims

Growing menace of cyber fraud means we must all stay alert to avoid being victims

Cyber fraud is the fastest-growing crime, and most of it goes unreported. Huge numbers of consumers and businesses are vulnerable to online attacks. We are all at risk, but older people ar...
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:00:00
'You don't need as much money as you think you do'
'You don't need as much money as you think you do'

'You don't need as much money as you think you do'

Conor O'Loughlin is a former Connacht Rugby star who was named Ireland's best young entrepreneur of the year earlier this year....
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:00:00
Watch out for costly changes to State pension from 2020 on
Watch out for costly changes to State pension from 2020 on

Watch out for costly changes to State pension from 2020 on

People may have to work for much longer to qualify for the full State pension in the coming years, while others could see the tax relief on their pension savings chopped. This is due to so...
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:00:00
Is tax due on Custom House Capital cash?
Is tax due on Custom House Capital cash?

Is tax due on Custom House Capital cash?

Q In 2004, I had a sizeable pension together with an investment in an office block in Brussels, which I entrusted to Custom House Capital (CHC) to be put into an Approved Retirement Fund (...
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:00:00
Housing crisis could yet sink our economic recovery
Housing crisis could yet sink our economic recovery

Housing crisis could yet sink our economic recovery

Central Bank governor Philip Lane is confident that house prices, which rose by another 13pc in the year to April, will "cool off". Speaking to Bloomberg TV, Lane said "it is important to ...
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:00:00
Record fine for credit union that tried to hide rules breach
Record fine for credit union that tried to hide rules breach

Record fine for credit union that tried to hide rules breach

A Credit union in Kilkenny has received the largest ever fine for a lender in the sector after breaching rules and then trying to cover it up....
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 02:30:00
AIB tracker lawsuit the only hope for thousands
AIB tracker lawsuit the only hope for thousands

AIB tracker lawsuit the only hope for thousands

The reluctance of AIB to restore thousands of people to tracker rates will have to be resolved in the courts....
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 02:30:00
House prices may increase 11pc by 2020 - ESRI
House prices may increase 11pc by 2020 - ESRI

House prices may increase 11pc by 2020 - ESRI

House prices could rise by 11pc between now and 2020 after a period of dramatic increases and drops never before seen, new research from the ESRI suggests....
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Bank of Ireland customers hit by 'failing' cards
Bank of Ireland customers hit by 'failing' cards

Bank of Ireland customers hit by 'failing' cards

Customers of Bank of Ireland have been hit with a problem using their debit cards....
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Fast-food giant on lookout for McRentals for its staff
Fast-food giant on lookout for McRentals for its staff

Fast-food giant on lookout for McRentals for its staff

A branch of fast-food giant McDonald's is looking for people to rent out their rooms to its staff, in order to expand its workforce....
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Bank of Ireland apologises after customers hit with debit card problem as they say issue is resolved
Bank of Ireland apologises after customers hit with debit card problem as they say issue is resolved

Bank of Ireland apologises after customers hit with debit card problem as they say issue is resolved

BANK of Ireland has apologised after customers were hit with a problem using their debit cards earlier today....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:43:35
Bank of Ireland customers hit with debit card problem
Bank of Ireland customers hit with debit card problem

Bank of Ireland customers hit with debit card problem

CUSTOMERS of Bank of Ireland have been hit with a problem using their debit cards....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:44:05
AIB still denying thousands of customers a good-value tracker rate
AIB still denying thousands of customers a good-value tracker rate

AIB still denying thousands of customers a good-value tracker rate

THE reluctance of AIB to restore thousands of people to tracker rates will have to be resolved in the courts....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:28:34
The best free activities to keep your kids busy all summer long
The best free activities to keep your kids busy all summer long

The best free activities to keep your kids busy all summer long

While the kids are looking forward to eight long weeks of summer, their parents may be dreading the 10 long weeks of summer. It's supposed to be about sun, fun and freedom, but all too oft...
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Storm blamed for mortgage arrears rise
Storm blamed for mortgage arrears rise

Storm blamed for mortgage arrears rise

Storm Emma has been blamed for a rise in the number of people falling behind on mortgage payments in the first three months of the year....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Our prices are the third highest in EU
Our prices are the third highest in EU

Our prices are the third highest in EU

Prices in Ireland are the third highest in the European Union, according to the EU statistical agency Eurostat....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
'Weak' regulator fails to ban cash-back deals
'Weak' regulator fails to ban cash-back deals

'Weak' regulator fails to ban cash-back deals

The Central Bank has been accused of failing to protect mortgage holders after it brought in new rules for banks but failed to ban controversial mortgage cash-back offers....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Affordable homes plan lacks clear timeline
Affordable homes plan lacks clear timeline

Affordable homes plan lacks clear timeline

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy cannot guarantee affordable homes on State-owned lands will be available this year, despite a funding boost of €50m....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Lukewarm reaction to Amazon's 1,000 jobs highlights scale of Ireland's housing crunch
Lukewarm reaction to Amazon's 1,000 jobs highlights scale of Ireland's housing crunch

Lukewarm reaction to Amazon's 1,000 jobs highlights scale of Ireland's housing crunch

It has been a very good week on the jobs front. It isn't that often a major global technology firm like Amazon announces 1,000 new jobs for Dublin. And to cap it all, they appear to be hig...
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Repossession is 'difficult' here - AIB chief executive
Repossession is 'difficult' here - AIB chief executive

Repossession is 'difficult' here - AIB chief executive

The boss of AIB has complained about how difficult it is to repossess homes when mortgage holders get into arrears....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Central Bank accused of failing to protect mortgage holders after bringing in new rules for banks
Central Bank accused of failing to protect mortgage holders after bringing in new rules for banks

Central Bank accused of failing to protect mortgage holders after bringing in new rules for banks

The Central Bank has been accused of failing to protect mortgage holders after it brought in new rules for banks but failed to ban controversial mortgage cash-back offers....
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:27:22
EBS concedes on 500 tracker cases
EBS concedes on 500 tracker cases

EBS concedes on 500 tracker cases

HUNDREDS of new tracker denial cases have been conceded by a leading lender....
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:52:30
Revealed: How much the average Dublin house buyer has in their budget
Revealed: How much the average Dublin house buyer has in their budget

Revealed: How much the average Dublin house buyer has in their budget

A new property search engine, Perfect Property, has revealed the budget of the average house hunter in Dublin....
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:33:54
Charlie Weston: The amount of tax paid by motorists is unfair - and it is high time it was reduced
Charlie Weston: The amount of tax paid by motorists is unfair - and it is high time it was reduced

Charlie Weston: The amount of tax paid by motorists is unfair - and it is high time it was reduced

Driving a car is becoming more expensive by the day in this country. The momentum has gone out of the Government's efforts to tackle the motor insurance crisis. That is a real pity, becaus...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:00:00
Summer money-makers that could earn you thousands
Summer money-makers that could earn you thousands

Summer money-makers that could earn you thousands

Summertime can be a chance to earn thousands, or indeed tens of thousands, of extra euro thanks to money-making opportunities thrown up by the season. As well as making a big difference to...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:00:00
There's treasure in car salvage yards for investors in LKQ Corp
There's treasure in car salvage yards for investors in LKQ Corp

There's treasure in car salvage yards for investors in LKQ Corp

A few years ago, we were treated to two television series which charted the ups and downs of two family-run car salvage yards - Junkyard Empire and Scrappers. Not surprisingly, everything ...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:00:00
Shortfall in cover for costly US A&E trip
Shortfall in cover for costly US A&E trip

Shortfall in cover for costly US A&E trip

Q I have just come back from a holiday to the US. While there, I became very ill and had to go to A&E. I was in A&E for just over five hours and during that time I had a CT scan, chest X-r...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:00:00
'A career in music is not about making money'
'A career in music is not about making money'

'A career in music is not about making money'

The award-winning Irish flautist Fiona Kelly is from Cork city. She lived there until she was 18, when she travelled abroad to study music. She has lived for a number of years in London, N...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:00:00
Price hikes see two €1m houses sold every day
Price hikes see two €1m houses sold every day

Price hikes see two €1m houses sold every day

The number of property millionaires has increased by 20pc in the past 12 months as two €1m properties are sold in Ireland every day....
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:30:00
A wealth of opportunities to dream of life in leafy Dublin 4
A wealth of opportunities to dream of life in leafy Dublin 4

A wealth of opportunities to dream of life in leafy Dublin 4

Leafy Eglinton Road doesn't so much drip wealth as ooze it. It is quintessential Dublin 4 with its mixture of red-brick villas, semi-d's of a very different kind to the suburban estates on...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:30:00
Where are Ireland's top housing markets? Increase of 20pc in Irish property millionaires
Where are Ireland's top housing markets? Increase of 20pc in Irish property millionaires

Where are Ireland's top housing markets? Increase of 20pc in Irish property millionaires

The latest Daft.ie Wealth Report shows that - as prices continue to rise - so does Ireland's housing wealth. There were over 800 transactions of at least €1m during 2017 and, by all accoun...
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 00:00:00
Revealed: Increased house supply fails to halt price spiral as ordinary families squeezed out
Revealed: Increased house supply fails to halt price spiral as ordinary families squeezed out

Revealed: Increased house supply fails to halt price spiral as ordinary families squeezed out

BUILDING more houses has failed to drive down prices in areas of high demand, startling new figures reveal....
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:46:40
The darkest stain on Government's record is that 10,000 are homeless
The darkest stain on Government's record is that 10,000 are homeless

The darkest stain on Government's record is that 10,000 are homeless

THE global media will shine a spotlight on Ireland's housing and homelessness problem when the Pope (below) visits the Capuchin Day Centre in August. The question for Government is how bes...
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:46:35
Investment firm duped into losing €650,000 of client's cash hit with fine
Investment firm duped into losing €650,000 of client's cash hit with fine

Investment firm duped into losing €650,000 of client's cash hit with fine

AN investment management company has been fined €443,000 by the Central Bank after it left a client open to cyber fraud....
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 02:30:00
 
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