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Everything you need to know about your property tax bill

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Property tax bills are now arriving in the post and many of those who pay their bill in a one-off lump sum now have 52 days to do so. With Christmas fast approaching, it's worth settling your property tax bill this month if you can - or making the arrangements to do so in the New Year.


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Can retirees claim rent-a-room relief?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Q: I'm thinking of renting out a room in our home to generate a bit of extra income in my retirement. Is it possible to claim rent-a-room relief if you are a retired individual who is not earning any taxable income (and therefore not paying tax)? Or can you only claim rent-a-room relief as a retired individual if you are paying tax in some way (such as through your pension)? Also, do I need to file a tax return for income earned under the scheme? Una, Salthill, Co Galway


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It's only a matter of time before cryptocurrency prices start to fall

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Making a success out of investing is as much about what you don't do as what you do. The recent dramatic appearance and strong price rises of a plethora of digital currencies (cryptocurrencies) is a case in point. Who wouldn't want to own a digital currency that has gone from a few cents on the dollar just a few years ago to $6,500 today - like the bitcoin has?


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'You have to spend money to make money in comedy'

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

The award-winning comedian Danny O'Brien has been performing stand-up comedy in Ireland and internationally for more than eight years. O'Brien, who is from Glendalough in Co Wicklow, has performed at Electric Picnic and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, amongst others. He also featured in Comedy Central's Brexit at Tiffany's show earlier this year.


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Repossessions are halted after lender botches its figures

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Subprime lender Start Mortgages has been forced to temporarily stop repossession proceedings after it emerged it has been miscalculating the arrears on accounts.


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Former Bank of Ireland boss Boucher was allowed far too much leeway by lax regulators

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

New Bank of Ireland boss Francesca McDonagh is a breath of fresh air at the big lender. But just weeks in the job, she has already had a torrid time.


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On right track with starter scheme

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The sight of Tullyhall, a development near Lucan village, is a familiar signal to passengers on the Cork to Dublin rail service that it will soon be time to disembark at Heuston Station. Indeed, the location of the scheme of starter homes is the main appeal - Tullyhall is less than a half-hour's train journey from the centre of Dublin.


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Broadly speaking to cash-rich downsizers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Broadlands, a scheme of 28 family homes directly across the road from Killiney Golf Club, has particularly appealed to house-hunters seeking to trade down from vast piles in Killiney, Dalkey and Foxrock to an energy-efficient new-build in the affluent south Dublin suburb.


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Five-star luxury on doorstep with gym and personal trainer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

At Marianella in Dublin 6, downsizers from the locale's red-bricked period streetscapes have access to the kind of upmarket facilities once reserved for five-star hotels: the residents' clubhouse at the Rathgar development has a gym with an on-site personal trainer, a wellness suite with a steam room and sauna, a lounge, a cinema room, a concierge service, and a meeting room.



Carlow three beds on the banks of the Slaney

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Park Gate, a development of three- and four-bed homes, is situated on the banks of the River Slaney near market town of Tullow, Co Carlow.



Orchard with rich pickings

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Donabate has once again become a hotspot for developers catering to buyers who want to live near the beach and stay within the confines of Co Dublin but are priced out of Howth and Malahide.


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Saddle up for modern living in the Liberties

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The gentrification of the Liberties, one of the Dublin's oldest quarters, continues apace with the development of the Tramyard Exchange, a new block of apartments at Carman's Hall.


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KBC Bank forced to put extra €54m aside to cover its tracker redress costs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Lender KBC Bank has been forced to put aside millions more euro to cover the cost of refunding customers for taking good-value trackers off them.


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Tiny numbers switch bank current accounts

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Tiny numbers of people are switching bank current accounts, new research from the Central Bank shows.


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Thousands facing penalties for failing to file tax on time

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Thousands of people could be hit with penalties by Revenue for missing the deadline for filing a tax return.


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Revealed: How much renters need to earn to afford one-bed flat in Dublin

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Renters would need a salary of around €42,000 a year to afford a one-bed flat in Dublin - among the highest rates in Europe, according to a new survey.


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Seaside apartments in Dun Laoghaire starting at €312,500

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Thanks to its transformation from a five-storey former office block and the addition of a penthouse floor on the rooftop, the Brook House apartment development in Dún Laoghaire commands sweeping views over the rooftops of the Victorian-era seaside suburb, Dublin Bay and the city.


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KBC Bank Ireland puts aside €54.4m to deal with tracker mortgages

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:17:51 +0000

KBC Bank Ireland has put aside €54.4m to deal with the on-going tracker mortgage scandal, which saw thousands of customers overcharged on their mortgages by a number of banks.


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Health insurers have 'no excuse' for hikes - but cuts can't be forced

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Minister Simon Harris can't force health insurers to cut premiums, but warned there's "no excuse" for the companies to hike policies in the absence of increased levies next year.


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Price rises to prompt a surge in energy switching

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A succession of hikes by energy companies will prompt more people to switch supplier, new research shows.


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Call for new laws to punish fraudsters after spate of dodgy cases

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The Government has been called on to speed up legislative changes in a bid to clamp down on fraudulent personal injuries claims.


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Sinead Ryan: Black Friday can be great for a bargain but don't let FOMO put you under pressure

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Black Friday has a whiff of FOMO (fear of missing out) about it. You're bombarded with so-called special offers and if you're not quick enough to grab one, you'll never forgive yourself. But you're being asked to part with your cash online in a rush before you've had time to shop around.


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'Vindictive' banks use legal loopholes to halt debt deals

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Banks are using the courts to frustrate attempts by homeowners to get official debt deals.


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Laya offers members free access to a health coach

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Insurance provider Laya is hoping to give itself a competitive advantage by offering its members free access to a health coach.


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More difficult to buy a home now than in the 1980s

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

With rents above boom-time levels, and prices quickly playing catch-up, housing affordability has become a real issue over recent years.


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Blow to AIB as it now faces tracker sanctions

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Attempts by AIB chief Bernard Byrne to rebuild its tarnished reputation have been dealt a severe blow after it emerged it is now facing sanctions for ripping off its customers.


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'One year you got a slab of smoked salmon delivered to your door as a Christmas present and the next year you got a High Court summons' - Finbarr Filan on bankruptcy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:35:10 +0000

Finbarr Filan, the brother of Westlife star Shane, has said the brothers came to their lowest point when they lost their business in the financial crash.


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AIB the latest lender set to face sanctions over tracker mortgage scandal

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:39:31 +0000

AIB is now set to face sanctions from the Central Bank for overcharging thousands of customers on tracker mortgages.


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Revealed: The average rent in each county in Ireland

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:20:43 +0000

THE cost of renting in Dublin is now €4,000 a year higher than during the peak of the boom almost a decade ago.


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House prices to rise 20pc over the next three years but 'market is not overheating'

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:15:54 +0000

HOUSE prices will keep rising over the next three years, but the property market is not overheating, according to the State’s leading think tank.


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'Bonkers' pension anomaly will take years to resolve

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The "bonkers" pension anomaly that sees tens of thousands losing out on up to €35 per week will take years to address.


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Calls for reform of system that puts 'financial pain' on non-civil servants

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Calls have been made for reform of the pensions system after it emerged that State employees can escape from controversial rule changes.


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Sale of household goods soar despite housing shortage

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:02:49 +0000

Spending on household goods is up 12.7pc this year, as people’s disposable income continues to rise.


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Public servants escape new pension rules

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:03:07 +0000

Public servants are escaping new pension rules that delay the payment of the State pension.


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Paul Melia: How planning policies on urban sprawl are not working

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

What's particularly striking about the CSO figures is just how few new homes are coming onto the market and trading hands, some three years after the housing crisis was recognised and despite a plethora of Government policies aimed at ramping-up construction.


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Revealed: How many new homes are sold each month - and where the hotspots are

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Just over 450 new homes are being sold every month as the lack of supply fuels price hikes.


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'It was bleak and life changing' - Finbarr Filan on bankruptcy, guilt and his Westlife brother, Shane

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:10:04 +0000

THE brother of ex-Westlife star, Shane Filan has revealed he wept the day the singer packed up his family home and left lreland after the pair were left with nothing when the housing bubble burst.


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Charlie Weston: It makes more sense than ever to hunt for good deals as costs spiral for householders

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Have you had a tradesman to your home to do work lately? If you did you are likely to have noticed that the price of repairs and other work is rising.


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Will property gift to daughter be taxed?

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

QIn 1998, I bought a rental property for IR£120,000. It is now valued at €400,000. I now wish to sell this house to my daughter for €150,000 as her family home, therefore gifting her €250,000 in equity. What are the tax liabilities for both of us? Kevin, Drumcondra, Dublin 3


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Going once ... Sotheby's offers chance to invest in auction houses

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Picture a room packed with people. Activity has been frenetic. At the top of the room, two men in tan-coloured lab coats stand, holding a painting. In front of them at a podium, a lady holds aloft a gavel. As she scans the room, she asks the questions: "Am I all done? Are there any more bids ladies and gentlemen?"


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Revealed: the worst bank fee and rate rip-offs of last decade

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

The reputation of the Irish banks has been badly damaged by the tracker mortgage scandal. One way the banks could start to restore their reputation would be to reverse the hikes in bank charges and interest rates which they've hit us with over the last decade.


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'I'm in the market for a patient accountant' - Alison Spittle's biggest financial mistake was not having rich parents

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

The comedian Alison Spittle is the star and writer of RTE's new series, Nowhere Fast. The show is a comedy about life in small-town Ireland as seen from the eyes of the returning millennial.


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Now there are two buyers for every property on sale

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Thousands of people are lining up to buy properties as demand for homes is expected to keep prices rising.


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Tracker controversy may stop Bank of Ireland paying a dividend

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:14:41 +0000

BANK of Ireland may not be able to pay a dividend as promised this year after owning up to thousands of extra tracker mortgage overcharging cases.


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'King Flipper' - The Irishman who has 'flipped' more than 20 homes for profit since the crash

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

To estate agents, tradesmen and rival buyers in the property market Stephen Van Den Bergh is the "King Flipper".


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Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

I took out a tracker mortgage with KBC some years ago. I switched to an interest- only arrangement for a year but when it was up, the loan reverted to a variable rate with extortionate interest rate charges costing an extra €500pm.


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Drivers to get more notice about cover

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Motorists are likely to be given more time before they are told by their insurance company that their cover is due to be renewed.


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Four on the market: just under €1m in south Dublin

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A choice of four impressive properties in south Dublin which could be yours for less than €1 million.


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Villa needing refurbishment

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

De La Cour Villa near Macroom in Co Cork was reportedly built in the late 18th century for the De Lacour family, Huguenot refugees who settled in Ireland in the 1600s.


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Four on the market: in Longford

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A choice of four properties offering character and ample space in Co Longord.


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Let emerald and purple reign

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Emerald green walls anyone? Deep jewel tones are trending, and not for the first time. Back in the 18th century, the Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele discovered that sodium arsenic combined with copper sulphate to create a brilliant emerald green. He called it Scheele's Green and, for the best part of a century, it was used as wall paint and fabric dye. It was massively popular for children's bedrooms.


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Treasures: Putting value on sentiment

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

When someone describes a painting as "sentimental" they're usually trying to insult it. If they call it "charming", it's a thinly-veiled jibe. The Victorians loved pretty pictures of cottage gardens and children at play, but this type of artwork went out of fashion in the early 1900s and stayed there. Now, it's a love that dare not speak its name.


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Homes on view

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A selection of properties currently on the market and available to view.


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New home view: On the edge of ancestral seat

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Carton Wood in Maynooth may be a new development, but buyers will have a taste of a history spanning eight centuries because of the scheme's proximity to the Carton House estate, the ancestral seat of the Earls of Kildare and Dukes of Leinster.


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Home truths: Our Christmas short story for the homeless

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Among the very shortest of Christmas stories is 'The Little Match Girl' by children's author Hans Christian Andersen - so brief in fact that it almost fits entirely on a single standard paperback book page.


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Bank of Ireland admits it denied another 6,000 customers tracker rates

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Bank of Ireland has admitted to thousands of extra cases where customers were denied a good-value tracker mortgage.


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Cost of using PTSB cheque book rises to €28

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Using a cheque book is set to become even more expensive for Permanent TSB customers.


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'Normalising' Dublin drops down real estate investment ranking

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Dublin has slipped in a ranking of European cities with the best prospect of rising real estate markets.


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World famous Airbnb traditional Irish pub - which went viral - goes up for sale

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

When Erron and Dave Slingsby first listed their home, a converted rural pub in Co Tipperary, for rent on Airbnb back in 2012 as "the world's first self-catering pub" they could never have predicted the response. Within a few months their listing had gone viral across the globe, racking up thousands of hits from travellers all over the world and garnering international media attention from newspapers, television, radio and even a film crew.


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€495k River Glebe House comes with a hexagonal gate lodge and coach houses

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

On the first-edition (1840s) Ordnance Survey Map, an observatory is marked on the grounds of River Glebe, a rectory outside Toomevara in north Co Tipperary, which suggests that the incumbent clergyman must have combined a love of science with his doctrinal interests.


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This €1.2m home with harbour views is metres from haunted tourist spot

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

We can assume that the increasing number of couples who clamour to get married each year at the iconic, star-shaped Charles Fort near Kinsale have no idea that its legends hold a grim tale for newly-weds - that it is apparently haunted by the The White Lady of Charles Fort.


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Entire block of ten apartments for the price of one house in Dublin

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

What is it? Completed at Castle Street in Roscommon Town just as the Celtic Tiger died in 2007, this block of 10 apartments is 200 metres from the town centre. 


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Four on the market: Three-bed properties in D9

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A selection of four red-brick properties currently available to buy in Dublin 9.


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A taste of more

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Blackrock is something of a hub for foodies, with plenty of delicatessens, wine shops and brasseries. Its market is the location of Ireland's smallest Michelin-starred restaurant, the tiny 22-seater Heron & Grey, which is booked up well into 2018.


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Downton Abbey in Dublin: This €950,000 red brick still has bells for the servants

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Can you imagine the luxury of having an electric bell button placed beside the tub in your bathroom - as you wallow and relax you can ring for a servant when you want some more hot water poured into your bath?


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D8 penthouse with bells on

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The bell on the roof of the Smock Alley Theatre at Exchange Street in Dublin 8 is often described as Ireland's Liberty Bell. The theatre became a church back in the early 19th century, with a bell mounted on the roof - illegal under the penal laws.


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Bank of Ireland reveals extra 6,000 customers will be compensated over tracker mortgage error

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:03:46 +0000

BANK of Ireland has owned up to thousands of extra cases where customers were denied a good-value tracker mortgage by it.


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Cutting through the red tape on mortgage-to-rent

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

On the surface of it, the Mortgage-to-Rent (MTR) scheme seemed an ideal solution to the home-owners in arrears crisis; repossession only puts a family out on the street, adding to the homeless problem. Better to stay put, have the bank take the property and rent it back to you as a tenant. The neighbours are none the wiser and the kids get to stay in the same school.


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Poor families hardest hit by recession, but squeezed middle also big losers

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The vast majority of families were hit by the recession, new research shows.


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PTSB claims that trackers restored to all are 'baloney'

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Claims by Permanent TSB that everyone who was due to have a tracker mortgage restored has been sorted out are being disputed by a leading campaigner.


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Permanent TSB customers returned to correct tracker mortgage

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:52:23 +0000

Permanent TSB this morning confirmed that all its customers have been returned to the correct tracker mortgage rate and pledged to pay compensation to affected customers by the end of the year as the partially nationalised lender seeks to draw a line under a scandal that has engulfed the industry.


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AIB staff 'should get trackers restored'

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Hundreds of AIB staff should have tracker mortgages returned to them, a leading expert in the area said.


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Consumer confidence falls as Budget disappoints

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:01:00 +0000

Disappointment with the small size of giveaways in the Budget has left consumers feeling underwhelmed.


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Permission sought for 1,000 homes

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Permission for more than 1,000 homes and 3,000 student bed spaces has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála under a fast-track planning process.


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State bodies and builders appeal liability for levy on 'vacant' sites

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Public bodies and landowners in control of sites valued at more than €80m are fighting attempts to make them pay the vacant site levy.


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Revealed: The annual cost of owning and maintaining an average home

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The cost of owning and maintaining a home in Ireland has risen by more than 3pc in the past 12 months.


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Top employer offering loans so new staff can afford to rent in Dublin

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

One of the country's biggest employers of new graduates has been forced to introduce interest-free loans to help new recruits secure rental accommodation in Dublin.


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The top energy deals that could save you thousands on your bill

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Hundreds of thousands of families are now finding it more expensive to heat up their homes and to boil the kettle - due to a series of electricity and gas price hikes which kicked in at the start of this month. Furthermore, with more price hikes set to follow, most families can expect higher energy bills in the coming months.


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Do I owe National Solidarity Bonds tax?

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Q: I own a number of 10-year National Solidarity Bonds. One was bought in 2010, another in 2011 - and another in 2016. I had always thought that the interest earned on the bonds was tax-free but a friend has advised otherwise. Do I need to pay tax on any interest earned on these bonds? Richard, Fairview, Dublin 3


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Price is right for Durex-to-Nurofen big brand owner Reckitt Benckiser

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Reckitt Benckiser was formed in 1999 through the merger of Reckitt & Colman and the Netherlands-based Benckiser.


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'My first-timer insurance cost as much as the car'

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

The award-winning author Paul Lynch will be one of the judges in the Allingham Arts Festival, which runs in Donegal from November 9 until November 12. Lynch was born in Limerick in 1977, grew up in Co Donegal, and now lives in Dublin with his wife and daughter.


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You too can become an investor in exciting new Irish innovation

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

In October 2016, I sat down with my son Seamus to check out a crowdfunding campaign by a company called Brixo. Crowdfunding platforms are a way for innovative young companies to drum up the early-stage funding they need to build a prototype, or move from prototype to a commercially viable product.


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Cairn customers left frustrated over wait to move into their new homes

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Buyers at one of Cairn Homes' flagship developments have been left frustrated at the wait that they face to move in. The Sunday Independent understands that buyers who had been expecting to be able to move in shortly have now been told that it could be the end of March before they can take up residency in their new homes.


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Finnish model may be key to solving housing crisis

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Let's get one thing straight first - there is no quick or cheap fix for the housing crisis. And while that is little succour for those unfortunate to be caught up in it, the reality is that we are not alone.


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Airport workers see sharp fall in pension values

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Solvency levels in the frozen €1.8bn airport pension fund have fallen dramatically over the past 18 months, according to documents seen by the Sunday Independent.


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Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

I was left just over an acre of land by an uncle who died a few years ago. It was part of an old farm, and is zoned as agricultural. I'm city-based and certainly won't be farming it but I have an option now to sell it to a local builder who thinks he can get permission to put a house on it. For me, this is a personal transaction but would I be caught for the new stamp duty rules if I sell it, and what is the capital gains tax (CGT) position?


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BoI moves to lower fixed-rate interest on mortgages

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Bank of Ireland has lowered its mortgage rates again as the price war among the banks escalates.


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Dad who won right to keep his home for his young family urges people to 'never give up fighting'

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A father who has won the right to keep his young family in their home after a judge dismissed a fund's objection to their insolvency arrangements has urged others to "never give up fighting".


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How to hedge against currency volatility

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The value of any currency can, and does, fluctuate over time due to the many economic, fiscal or political vagaries that face any economy, and in turn their domestic currency.


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Charlie Weston: We all need to be on our guard to stamp out sinister financial abuse of the vulnerable

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000

It is very difficult to get a handle on the extent of financial abuse of the vulnerable. But we do know that it is quite prevalent and it is on the rise. It has got to be one of the most sinister and sneaky crimes and is very difficult to root out.


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Should I pay into PRSA after London move?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Q I have been paying into a Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA) for several years as my employer doesn't offer a company pension scheme. I've been offered a good job in London and will be moving there shortly.


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Stock market lessons crucial if you're saving for financial freedom

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Ask people if they'd like to be financially free by their early to mid-50s and most will respond with an unequivocal yes. Ask them how they can get there and most have no idea. Nothing about financial or investment planning is taught at school or university. Yet, it is a crucial aspect of our lives.


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'Money is just a means to an end - and that's it'

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Eoin Hand is a former Irish international footballer and manager of the Republic of Ireland football team in the early 80s. Hand, is now retired and lives in Moyvane, north Kerry with his wife Pauline. In his new book, First Hand, he tells the inside story of his time in Irish football. For more details visit collinspress.ie.


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Sellers beware: stealth-tax bill on homes could cost thousands

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Today's house sellers are facing a headache never encountered by those who sold property in - or before - the boom years: sorting out the loose ends arising from the stealth taxes introduced during the recession.


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BoI boss forced to defend tracker mortgage refusals to chiefs at Central Bank

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0100

Bank of Ireland boss Francesca McDonagh has been forced to explain to regulators why her institution is refusing to hand back trackers to thousands of customers.


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'We have no option' - fourth energy firm to raise prices, more set to follow

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0100

Energy provider Energia is to increase its electricity prices from December. This follows price-rise announcements from Airtricity, Electric Ireland and Bord Gáis.


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