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No to Pensioners Paying Property Tax?

Local Property Tax (LPT) has sparked debate since it was first proposed in 2013 and it seems new recommendations by the Independent Alliance will spark further debate as the Government…

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Switching Could Save You Over €1000

Regulators have reported that regularly switching energy providers can save you up to €1,400 over a four year period. The Regulator found that those who switched or renegotiated every year…

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The Vaults To Open Its Doors End Of June

The Vaults, a new tourist attraction in Dublin City centre, is set to open its door on the 30th of June. The attraction will have six scenes spread across four…

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Are branded products really better than generic ones?

Personal finance is about compromises. If you spend a little more here, you have to cut back a little there. In the zero-sum game that is budgeting, money you spend…

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Over €350m in ‘Old money’ is still floating around Ireland

15 years on from switching from punt to euro and there’s still a lot of ‘old money’ that has never been converted. In fact, there is €350m in old Irish…

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Where There’s a Will There is a Way

It is recommended that a Will should be reviewed every five years to ensure that its contents properly reflect the true wishes and instructions of the person making the Will….

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How to Make Your Money Grow, Grow and Grow in 2017

Every investor faces the same conflict: how to balance risk and reward. Should you accept a lower return in exchange for peace of mind? Or should you attempt to make…

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Irish property prices to increase by at least 8% in 2017

Property prices are set to rise by at least 8 per cent in 2017, with double-digit growth a “distinct possibility”, as today’s launch of the new help-to-buy scheme, plus looser…

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Make Your Money Grow And Grow In 2017

Every investor faces the same conflict: how to balance risk and reward. Should you accept a lower return in exchange for peace of mind? Or should you attempt to make…

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Property prices continuing to rise by more than 7% despite lending rules

Property prices in Dublin and elsewhere are continuing to rise at a significant rate despite the Central Bank’s lending restrictions. The latest Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) showed prices nationally…

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Navan site gets record price of €6.4m for 44 acres

A Dublin-based property company is to pay 60 per cent more than the guide price for what is easily the best development site to have come on the market in…

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Teachers’ pay gap narrows but is not going away soon

The pay gap between new teachers and more established colleagues has emerged as one of the most fiercely debated issues in the looming strike. The ASTI insists that teachers who…

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Central Banks Consider Bitcoin’s Technology, if Not Bitcoin

Bitcoin was created by libertarian-minded programmers with a deep suspicion of central banks and the national currencies they issue. Yet it is central banks that are doing some of the…

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Budget 2017: Just about everything we know so far

We’re down to the final straight, and after a budget that has had more leaks that a colander, where are we at? The Government has about €1.2 billion for tax…

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Irish employment up 2.9% in Q2

Figures show that more than 2 million people are now employed in Ireland. The number of people employed in Ireland continues to rise, increasing by 2.9 per cent, or 56,200,…

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Rents now at record levels says Daft

A report from property website Daft has found that rents are now above what they were during the Celtic Tiger years. The study found that the average monthly rent nationwide…

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SPRING DEBT DETOX – Transform your debts in 3 easy steps

According to the latest survey conducted by travel and leisure website, lastminute.com, getting out of debt is a top priority for many in 2016 with nearly 1 in 4 (24…

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Top Ten Tips For Home Renovation

1. Enlist a professional You can’t turn on a television these days without some programme about terrible workmen. Cowboy builders or Bad Builders: Bang to Rights have all of us…

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Guard your money with RaboDirect

There’s lots of choice out there when it comes to savings accounts. So, how do you decide where to save your hard earned money? As the straight talking savings bank,…

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New transport plan for the capital to cost €900 million

The National Transport Authority has published its final plans for its new scheme of public transport in Dublin.  As part of the new scheme the disused Phoenix Park tunnel will…

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Medical card consultancy reports cost taxpayer €200,000

It has emerged that two separate consultancy reports that were commissioned into looking at how savings could be made in the medical card scheme cost the Irish taxpayer around €200,000. …

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Cancer remains main reason for insurance claims

The Irish Life insurance company has said that cancer remains the dominant reason for life insurance and serious illness cover claims in Ireland.  The company who paid out a total…

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Laser cards to become obsolete at the end of the month

Laser cards will become obsolete from the 28th of February. From midnight on the 28th of February we will no longer be able to use the laser card as they…

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Guard your money with RaboDirect

There’s lots of choice out there when it comes to savings accounts. So, how do you decide where to save your hard earned money? As the straight talking savings bank,…

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