Do I have to put the whole family on one health plan or is there a cheaper option?

My wife has had hip problems since giving birth to our twins a few years ago. We’ve all been on quite an expensive private health insurance plan since – to ensure that my wife has the right cover for hip […]

One in four small firms stuck in offline mode for Cyber Monday sales period

One in four Irish small businesses has no website or any form of digital presence, new research shows. And ‘micro-businesses’ with under five employees are ignoring the web, with 42pc saying they don’t have a website.

New €20 note in circulation today

A new version of the €20 note will begin circulating today.

Six things you need to know about paying your property tax for 2016

Homeowners who can’t afford to pay their property tax as a once-off lump sum anymore have three days to the tell the Tax Man that they want to pay it another way.

Property tax increases postponed until 2019

Property tax will not rise before 2019 after the Cabinet signed off on legislation that will allow valuations made in 2013 to stand for three more years.

Back-up power helps generate growth

Pat Smith left a secure ESB job to set up his own power management firm. Now his son Padraig is taking it to new levels.

Credit unions say they have €8.5bn for social housing

Credit unions have proposed investing €8.5bn of members’ deposits into a fund to develop social housing.

Fears giveaway Budget will ‘not comply’ with EU rules

Last week’s €3bn Budget giveaway means the Government looks set to fall foul of European authorities who have stridently warned of the dangers of a fiscal bonanza.

Bank announces €50m loans drive for small business

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) has announced a €50m equipment, machinery and vehicle finance programme through specialist SME lender Finance Ireland.

Ten things you can no longer do at the bank

The move by Bank of Ireland to restrict over-the-counter cash withdrawals and lodgements is just one of the many ways that banking customers have lost out over the last few years. All of the Irish banks have been busy chopping […]

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