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Ireland is now one of the most expensive countries in the world for petrol and diesel after latest price surge

FUEL prices have shot up by a third in the past year, to close to the highest levels ever recorded. The price surge means Ireland is now one of the most expensive countries in the world for petrol and diesel, according to AA Ireland. Prices are up an average of 32pc since this time last […]

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Owning a home isn’t always easy

There are times when it makes sense to borrow rather than save – like buying a house. But what happens when the value of your home is less than the loan? Living in negative equity can be damaging and not just to your finances, writes Eoin McGee. The Daft report often gets lots of publicity. […]

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Explainer: What does Ireland’s new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?

For the vast bulk of workers within the State, a new public holiday will entitle them to an extra day’s paid leave. AT LONG LAST, the Government has unveiled its highly anticipated plans for a new national public holiday. Starting this year, Irish workers will have an extra day’s paid leave, bringing to 10 the total […]

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Dundrum apartment plans need more consideration – appeals board

Hammerson, owner of Dundrum Town Centre, seeking to build 889 units An Bord Pleanála has told Hammerson, the owner of Dundrum Town Centre, that its plans to build 889 apartments in Dundrum require further consideration or amendment. The instruction follows a subsidiary of Hammerson, Dundrum Retail GP DAC, completing pre-planning consultation with An Bord Pleanála on the plan […]

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Cost of living crisis sees people ‘choose heat or food’ – Catherine Murphy

Ireland has a “cost of living crisis”, Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy has said, saying those who are struggling are being forced to choose between heating their home and putting food on the table. The “huge” price hikes in the cost of food, transport, energy and insurance means that small increases in things like the […]

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Covid Bonus payment and who should be getting it?

Many workers are saying…… When everything came to a complete lockdown who worked when the whole country became lockdown? Retail staff on minimum wage risking their lives and that of their families. In the beginning we didn’t wear masks we dealt with customers and just kept washing our hands keeping our distance etc then came […]

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Calls to extend €1,000 pandemic bonus to retail staff, pharmacists and carers (frontline workers)

INMO says GPs and other private employers of nurses should pay bonus to those staffThe Government should extend the €1,000 bonus for frontline healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic to frontline retail workers, pharmacists and home and family carers, their representative groups have said. Trade union Mandate said any once-off Government payment recognising the work […]

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Bernard O’Shea: ‘I put onions on my feet to suck the toxins out of my body’

Bernard O’Shea wants magic to exist. He loves fads and will try pretty much anything – especially if it ends with green gunk on his feet. I’m obsessed with fads. Especially the ridiculous ones you know are snake oil and are usually clickbait for scams on the internet. I can’t stop clicking on them. I […]

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Over half of kids want more time with their parents but say they are ‘too busy’ – the top 20 activities children want

BRIT kids want to have more time to play with their parents – but say the grown-ups are too busy to spare it. A study of 1,000 children aged six to 13 revealed 58 per cent want to be entertained more, however seven in 10 said their parents and guardians are too distracted by other […]

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