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Your last-minute lesson on how to cut big back-to-school bills

21st August 2017

With only a week to go before schools around the country start to reopen after the summer break, many parents are facing bills of almost €2,000 to put one child through school for the year. A new survey by mummypages.ie has found that parents can expect to pay €1,834 to put a child through secondary […]

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€75m plan to roll out compressed natural gas filling stations

21st August 2017

Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) is planning a €75m investment to roll out filling stations for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The commercial semi-state body has been working on a station in Dublin Port, which is due to become operational by the end of this year. “The initial view is we roll out 14 stations but […]

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Euro drops on ECB fears the currency is now too strong

18th August 2017

The euro’s gains against currencies including the dollar and the pound have been enough to alarm European Central Bank policymakers, who fear the currency could overshoot beyond levels justified by growth. The concerns were raised when rate-setters met on July 20 to discuss policy, and are including in minutes of the event published yesterday. The […]

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Euro drops on ECB fears the currency is now too strong

18th August 2017

The euro’s gains against currencies including the dollar and the pound have been enough to alarm European Central Bank policymakers, who fear the currency could overshoot beyond levels justified by growth. The concerns were raised when rate-setters met on July 20 to discuss policy, and are including in minutes of the event published yesterday. The […]

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Four tips to save money on the cost of running your car

9th August 2017

The average cost of running a car has fallen by €178.05 or 1.6pc on the same figure for last year, according to the latest AA’s calculations, bring the cost of running a family car for a year to €10,671.37. Despite a minor increase of 0.46pc in the cost of fuel, recent CSO data highlighting a […]

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Four tips to save money on the cost of running your car

9th August 2017

The average cost of running a car has fallen by €178.05 or 1.6pc on the same figure for last year, according to the latest AA’s calculations, bring the cost of running a family car for a year to €10,671.37. Despite a minor increase of 0.46pc in the cost of fuel, recent CSO data highlighting a […]

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Drop ‘Pa$$word123’: ‘Everything you know about ‘safe’ passwords is wrong

9th August 2017

It has become the bane of many office workers’ existences: being forced to use complicated and difficult-to-remember passwords laden with random numbers and symbols. But the man who originally came up with the rules on safe passwords has admitted that his guidance was totally wrong, 14 years after it was first published. Bill Burr wrote […]

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Irish firms increase cyber security after WannaCry attack

9th August 2017

Almost three in four Irish companies have made changes to their IT security as a direct result of the WannaCry ransomware incident, according to a survey by IT solutions distributor DataSolutions. The research, carried out among 112 senior IT professionals and decision-makers, also found that one-fifth of senior IT decision-makers in Ireland would pay up […]

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Revealed: How many secured approval for mortgage – but couldn’t find a home to buy

3rd August 2017

A big gap has opened up between the numbers getting approved to take out a mortgage and those who end up drawing one down. Experts said this reflects the chronic shortage of properties for sale. Banking and Payments Federation figures show that more than 8,000 people were approved for a mortgage than actually drew one […]

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Revealed: How many secured approval for mortgage – but couldn’t find a home to buy

3rd August 2017

A big gap has opened up between the numbers getting approved to take out a mortgage and those who end up drawing one down. Experts said this reflects the chronic shortage of properties for sale. Banking and Payments Federation figures show that more than 8,000 people were approved for a mortgage than actually drew one […]

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