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# savings - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie More households borrowing money to pay “increasingly unaffordable” energy bills Uswitch.ie

More households borrowing money to pay “increasingly unaffordable” energy bills

Increasing numbers are turning to credit cards or dipping into savings.

# savings - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Small differences’ can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance Savings

‘Small differences’ can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance

The National Consumer Agency compared four different companies to see how much could be saved – here’s what it found.

# savings - Monday 27 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘In a mythical country, you’d have set up a water body with less people’ – Noonan Water Water Everywhere

‘In a mythical country, you’d have set up a water body with less people’ – Noonan

The Finance Minister said that savings at Irish Water would be seen within ‘five or six years’.

# savings - Friday 24 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ saves €100,000 by ending free RTÉ Guide for retired staff No Free Guide

RTÉ saves €100,000 by ending free RTÉ Guide for retired staff

All retired RTÉ workers were sent a letter telling them of the new plans.

# savings - Monday 13 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Your Tips: How to save money this January… Money Money Money

Your Tips: How to save money this January…

We’re off to buy a piggy bank…

More people are saving, but not because they think it’s a good time to do so

Despite an increasing in savings, attitudes towards it would seem to be contradictory with only 24 per cent of people believing that “now is a good time to save”.

# savings - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Open thread: What are your best money-saving tips?

Is it going to be a ‘Dry January’ for you?

# savings - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie HSE still reviewing where €108m ‘unspecified’ pay savings can be found in 2014 Health

HSE still reviewing where €108m ‘unspecified’ pay savings can be found in 2014

The HSE launched its 2014 service plan this morning, which sees the medical card probity figure dropping to €23m.

# savings - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie People still joining credit unions, but fewer are taking out loans Credit Unions

People still joining credit unions, but fewer are taking out loans

The head of the Irish League of Credit Unions says the increase in members show the public still has confidence in the movement.

# savings - Monday 16 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Less than a quarter of people feel confident saving money For A Rainy Day

Less than a quarter of people feel confident saving money

A rise in DIRT in this year’s Budget has affected the public’s confidence in saving, a new survey says.

From TheJournal.ie Shoppers still going to Northern Ireland for cheap food and alcohol Bargain Hunting

Shoppers still going to Northern Ireland for cheap food and alcohol

Unsurprisingly it’s people in counties closest to the border who are most likely to head north for bargains.

# savings - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Women are fighting the vicious cycle of poverty in India with one simple idea India

Women are fighting the vicious cycle of poverty in India with one simple idea

“We used to depend entirely on our husbands for money… now we make our own decisions.”

# savings - Sunday 8 December, 2013

NTMA reduces interest rates on An Post savings products

The reductions aim to level the playing field with the banks’ savings products after the increase in DIRT tax.

# savings - Saturday 16 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union? Credit Unions

Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union?

With Newbridge Credit Union being taken over by Permanent TSB, it is only natural some are questioning the movement’s strength. Here, we answer some of the questions surrounding the issue.

# savings - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Credit Union chief says there is “no evidence” 100 movements are in trouble Credit Unions

Credit Union chief says there is “no evidence” 100 movements are in trouble

The league says that there is over €600 million in surplus capital in the country’s credit unions.

# savings - Sunday 20 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly’s ability Confidence

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly’s ability

The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.

# savings - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened Budget 2014

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened

TheJournal.ie’s liveblog guided you through the Budget Day announcement – and let you know how it will affect YOU.

# savings - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Burton: ‘Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment’ Savings

Burton: ‘Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment’

A reduction in the Live Register has produced €150 million in welfare savings.

# savings - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Household savings primarily being used to pay down debt Money

Household savings primarily being used to pay down debt

Household repayment of loans amounted to €7.3 billion last year.

# savings - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Legal protection of “accountant” is an essential matter of public protection Opinion

Column: Legal protection of “accountant” is an essential matter of public protection

You don’t have to look too far to see the consequences of bad financial advice in Ireland – and yet anyone can set themselves up as an accountant, without education, qualifications or experience, writes Joe Aherne.

# savings - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

NTMA could gobble up your savings next March if they have become dormant

But don’t worry, you can get them back. If you haven’t touched Savings Bonds or Certificates in 15 years, they could be transferred to the State.

# savings - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you save money every month? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you save money every month?

With the Credit Union survey showing we have little or no spare cash at the end of the month, do you manage to save anything?

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s not changeable’: Tánaiste and Howlin say no renegotiation of Haddington Road Teachers

‘It’s not changeable’: Tánaiste and Howlin say no renegotiation of Haddington Road

The two Labour ministers’ comments come in the wake of ASTI members rejecting the public sector pay deal.

# savings - Sunday 25 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# savings - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Credit unions are three times more popular than banks No Surprises

Credit unions are three times more popular than banks

Research has found that 25 per cent of credit union members said they joined because their parents set up an account for them.

# savings - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans

Labour TD Alan Kelly has criticised some colleagues for negotiating on the airwaves and on the front pages of national newspapers.

# savings - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie NERI publishes alternative approach to Ireland’s budgetary policies Budget

NERI publishes alternative approach to Ireland’s budgetary policies

The economic institute says using the promissory note savings, investing in a stimulus package and taxing the top 10 per cent of earners could reduce the government deficit to 3 per cent by 2015.

# savings - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Slopping out’ to end in Mountjoy this year Justice

‘Slopping out’ to end in Mountjoy this year

Meanwhile, Operation Acer has seen a reduction of burglaries by more than 10 per cent since its introduction.

# savings - Monday 10 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 school prefabs to be replaced with permanent classrooms Prefabs

Over 100 school prefabs to be replaced with permanent classrooms

Minister Ruairí Quinn said the new scheme will see the creation of around 360 jobs.

# savings - Friday 24 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Brian Hayes: ‘Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts’ Public Sector

Brian Hayes: ‘Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts’

Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.

# savings - Thursday 16 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Survey finds the majority of people are unaware of pension tax breaks Retirement

Survey finds the majority of people are unaware of pension tax breaks

A survey for Standard Life found that the average adult has a pension of about €4,000 per annum to live on.

# savings - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann warns: bring in pay cuts or we could end up breaking the law Tensions

Bus Éireann warns: bring in pay cuts or we could end up breaking the law

A spokesperson for Bus Éireann said the company’s future is at risk if it can’t bring in major changes to pay and conditions for employees.

# savings - Monday 29 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Burton urged to take action so State can save €21m a year Savings

Burton urged to take action so State can save €21m a year

Roisín Shorthall says that if the State was to be reimbursed by insurers for welfare payments taken out while people are injured and claim welfare, they could save millions.

# savings - Monday 22 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie OECD report recommends mandatory pensions for private workers Pensions

OECD report recommends mandatory pensions for private workers

The report, commissioned by Joan Burton, outlines a range of options for reforming and updating Ireland’s pensions systems.

# savings - Saturday 20 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation

We have been treating nurses and gardai as equal in importance to receptionists and quango directors, they are not equal in importance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# savings - Sunday 14 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Call for BOI to introduce bank accounts with An Post An Post

Call for BOI to introduce bank accounts with An Post

The Irish Postmasters’ Union has called on the Bank of Ireland to roll out bank accounts with An Post in line with a recent UK decision.

# savings - Monday 25 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s been an emotional upheaval but at least Cypriots are standing united Read Me

Column: It’s been an emotional upheaval but at least Cypriots are standing united

The people of Cyprus are no strangers to losing their belongings, as history has shown, writes Yiota Demetriou – who questions why her country is getting the short end of the stick.

# savings - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Anticipated HSE savings of €362m in drug payments, agency staff ‘did not materialise’ Savings

Anticipated HSE savings of €362m in drug payments, agency staff ‘did not materialise’

A report published by the Public Accounts Committee said that it is clear that we are still paying than other OECD countries.

# savings - Monday 18 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is Cyprus right to tax people’s savings? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Cyprus right to tax people’s savings?

Cyprus is trying to push ahead with the EU bailout deal which will see people’s savings taxed – but is this fair?

# savings - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

54 per cent of people still believe now is a bad time to save

The Nationwise/ESRI Saving Index revealed most people are still using any spare funds they have to pay down debt.

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