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A GROUP that lobbies for insurance reform has accused the Government of watering down legislative changes to stop claimants sidestepping the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.
Property prices continued to rise at double-digit rates in June, but the rate of increase has eased.
A minister has defended the Government's hands-off approach to vulture funds, saying they are easier to deal with than banks.
Property prices have continued to rise at double-digit rates in June, but the rate of rise has eased a little.
Shoppers with vouchers for the House of Fraser fashion outlet in Dundrum, Dublin, are set to lose out.
The banks regularly and rightly get hammered over ripping off customers, but sometimes it’s the customers who can make better choices to save themselves money.
Pension payments being made to thousands of people in this country are threatened by Britain’s plans to pull out of the European Union, it has emerged.
In common with many people in this country, both my parents worked in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.
Three south Dublin credit unions have come together in a move that creates one of the top 10 community lenders by size.
Q I recently became the proud granddad of two grandchildren. What's the most tax-efficient way of me making a financial contribution to my grandchildren's future? I have in mind an annual contribution of a varying nature - depending on my future ability to do so. Michael, Co Kildare
Grainne O'Keeffe is head chef at Clanbrassil House and culinary director of the BuJo burger joint. She'll be appearing at the Big Grill Festival, a barbecue and craft beer festival taking place from August 16 to 19 at Herbert Park in Dublin.
Infrastructure has many appealing qualities as an asset class and is one of the fastest growing alternative asset classes. It is broken up into two types - listed and unlisted. Listed is holding the equity of an underlying infrastructure company while unlisted is investing capital in the actual infrastructure asset ie private equity. In our opinion the former is far more preferable. An infrastructure asset is usually some form of economic infrastructure - a port or airport, toll road, mobile or electricity network. Additional categories include social infrastructure and renewable energy assets.
Parents of the 120,000 students who get their Leaving Cert results this Wednesday are facing a bill of as much as €12,800 to put their child through their first year in college.
We have been told again by the regulator for health insurance that older people are paying more than everyone else for their private health cover. This is scandalous and requires far more than some tut-tutting from the regulator, the Health Insurance Authority (HIA).
Home buyers in this country are paying an additional €2,200 a year in mortgage payments than the average across the Eurozone.
I had to make a last-minute trip abroad last week, just over and back quickly. I knew it would be more expensive than if I had the luxury of booking well in advance, but it was still a shock.
A couple have decided to raffle off their luxury six-bedroom mansion worth more than £5.25 (€5.8) million after failing to sell it in nine months.
The largest credit union in the State is facing legal action from the representative body for the sector.
Q: Why is the leading representative body for credit unions suing one of its former members?
Householders in Ireland are paying some of Europe's most expensive energy prices, official figures reveal.
A leading bank that sold thousands of mortgages to a US vulture fund has insisted it has not sold any clean loans.
It has long been the Irish dream to own a home, but now almost one in six people is sceptical of the likelihood they'll ever achieve it.
Construction costs will surpass 2006 levels this year and are rapidly approaching the highest levels of the Celtic Tiger bubble, according to new figures from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).
Almost one in every six Irish people think that they will never get a foothold on the property ladder.
Householders face a rise in their fuel bills in the upcoming Budget after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar signalled plans to increase carbon tax.
An 18th century English poet reckoned that fashion was 'Folly's child' and a 'guide to fools,' but he also believed that no one would pay the slightest attention to his wise words.
We are retired and fortunate to be on defined benefit pensions, but we also have about €500,000 in savings. We have two grown-up children in their late 20s and early 30s, one with a young family while the other has plans to start one at some point.
Between 108th and 109th Street in East Harlem is the Peter Minuit playground. Every day after school, kids from the nearby primary school flow through the gates expending the last bit of energy they have left. They play on the swings, chase each other around the yard and descend the slide with glee. None of the children even give a fleeting thought about the historical figure the playground was named after.
Musician and Gaeilgeoir Doireann Ni Ghlacain is a new member of the presenting team of FleadhTV on TG4, which is broadcasting from the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda.
Sometimes I despair when I hear people talking about high premiums on car insurance. Because it's mandatory and you have to have it, the younger people usually have it worst and this is damaging to their ability to earn an income and save.
The Irish mortgage arrears crisis has had a profound impact on households, on bank lending and on society as a whole over the past decade.
It's become a common refrain that when one domestic electricity or gas supplier raises its prices, nearly all the rest can be almost guaranteed to follow suit within a matter of days or weeks.
If only we'd known summer 2018 was going to be so nice, we could have saved loads of money on booking foreign holidays.
Eleven families have received the keys to their new affordable homes, with one couple telling how their mortgage was now almost half their old rent payments.
When Sinéad Crowther sat down to juggle back-to-school costs with all the other household expenses, something had to give.
Back-to-school costs are running well above the rate of inflation, despite a pledge by Education Minister Richard Bruton to ease the burden on parents.
Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has said a significant number of people will lose their homes as a result of the sale of a loanbook by PTSB.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar was unaware of the sale of more than 10,000 mortgages by State-controlled lender Permanent TSB as the controversial deal was announced.
Grandparents who help out with childcare would receive a €1,000 annual payment under plans outlined by Independent ministers in Budget negotiations.
Around 85,000 AIB phone and internet banking customers are in line for a refund, having been impacted by a bank error in their loan top-up calculation, according to a report from Newstalk.
Tractor Supply Company (TSC) is an example of a company named after the one thing it doesn't actually sell - that is, tractors.
Tractor Supply Company (TSC) is an example of a company named after the one thing it doesn't actually sell - that is, tractors.
Niamh Marron is an award-winning comedian, writer, actress and photographer. She is the winner of UK reality show Show Me the Funny, a runner-up in the 'Funny Women Awards' in London and a finalist in the RTE New Comedy Awards. She has performed at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland and received four 'Yeses' on Britain's Got Talent. You can catch her this evening at the Vodafone Comedy Festival.
Running a car is an expensive business in this country. And the bad news is that it costs more to keep the wheels on the road this year than it did last year. The increased cost may not be huge, but it is an increase nonetheless.
Q I read recently that young drivers will see a big decrease in premiums when they get their full licence. We are shopping around for a second-hand car for my son and he will take out his own policy on this. But his test is coming up in September. We are hoping he will pass and if this happens I'm wondering if there is any way of getting some money back from the insurer for his cover on our policy?
If you're about to jet off to sunnier climes over the next few weeks, you should take a few minutes to check what the situation is regarding your mobile operator's roaming charges that might apply at your holiday destination.
Paul Treyvaud is a well-known chef who recently secured a major deal with Amazon Prime. Under that deal, his nine-part cooking series, Treyvaud's Travels, will be streamed into millions of homes across the world. Treyvaud's Travels features him cooking at various Irish beauty spots.
Judges have been told to sort out the compensation claims crisis - which would help lower insurance premiums.
The Cabinet has approved new legislation to stop claimants deliberately bypassing the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) in a bid to have their cases heard in court.
The State body charged with regulating the rental market has signalled it does not yet have the capacity to take on new and improved powers to investigate rogue landlords.
Serious flaws in the State's housing policy have been exposed after a State-backed landlord hiked tenants' rent by 6pc.
Strong remortgaging and first-time buyer activity suggests that gross mortgage lending is on track to grow 20pc in 2018, according to Dermot O’Leary, chief economist at Goodbody.
For an institution that mints our money the penny is very slow to drop at the Central Bank.
The Central Bank is seeking new legislative powers to make individuals in banks responsible for their decisions.
Trade war fears have rattled US markets this year - but despite these worries, they have continued to post gains.
Q: I have three young children and am finding it very difficult to hold down my full-time job. I am considering moving to a three-day week and my boss appears to be open to this. How exactly should I negotiate pay for a three-day week? Should I seek to be paid on a pro-rata basis - where I get three-fifths of my pay to reflect the three-day week? And is it wise to let my pay sink so low under a three-day week?
The tendency for people to turn their backs on good-value deals is nothing if not extraordinary. Energy supply, mortgages and motor insurance are just three areas where consumers are inclined to opt for bad deals.
Global tech companies expanding in Ireland should be "less single-location-centric" to overcome a growing housing and accommodation squeeze for workers, according to Aongus Hegarty, president of Dell EMC EMEA.
The new west Dublin suburb of Hansfield could get a big increase in housing supply, with developers seeking permission for almost 800 residential units.
A growing number of Irish people are facing an uncertain future and a risk of poverty in retirement - because they may have to rent for the rest of their lives.
Accumulated profits at the main firm owned by rugby legend, Brian O’Driscoll last year almost topped the €6m mark.
Areas outside of Dublin are now driving massive property price growth with some locations seeing annual rises of over 20pc.
If you’re looking at the possibility of a new 182 motor, and considering PCP, then look a little closer at your finance options.
Getting on the road is harder than ever for young drivers. Whether it's the cost of insurance - which is set to rise with yet another levy - or trying to find a car you can afford, along with tax, NCT, servicing costs and rising fuel prices, it can be tempting to punt for an online 'bargain' or an import from the UK.
Consumer rights are very strong across Europe when it comes to air travel disruption:
Pressure is being applied on insurers to absorb the latest levy on motor policies.
It seems that if you are a driver in this country then it is a case of every which way you lose.
Insurance policyholders in this country are paying for claims associated with the collapsed insurer Quinn that arose in Britain and Northern Ireland.
Switching careers from law to journalism was the best life decision I ever made – but one I sincerely regret when it comes to paying my car insurance.
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 residential mortgages.
The euro has been moving in lockstep with the pound for months amid a dominant strong-dollar theme. That may be about to change.
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.
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 expected from stock markets, two long-held principles of investing need to be remembered.
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 rental van that left him with "very minor" injuries, according to the judge.
Sharon Mannion is an actress, comedian and writer best known for her role as Concepta in the RTE2 hit comedy Bridget & Eamon.
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 - if not thousands - of euro a year worse off as result.
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 buying another holiday home closer to our primary residence. As it was never our intention to sell, we did not retain the vast majority of the relevant receipts and we are now wondering how our Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liability would be calculated. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated. Mary, Douglas, Co Cork
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.
Rises in the cost of energy, petrol and diesel, along with higher prices of some groceries, have pushed up the rate of inflation.
Rises in the cost of energy, petrol and diesel along with higher prices of some groceries has pushed up the rate of inflation.
LAYA Healthcare is offering mental health assistance to individual members, in a move that is likely to be replicated by other providers.
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.
THE number of disputes over rental accommodation has grown by 250pc in a decade according to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB).