No Child 2020: the Government should start to get rid of the biggest waste of resources: child poverty

Over the next few weeks, the Government will be putting the finishing touches to Budget 2020. Everybody knows that the budget will be framed in a cont(...)

Cork Life Centre students Jessica Griffin, Liam McCormac, Michael Hartnett and Kyle O’Connor with their teacher Jason Kelleher. The centre helps provide the ‘bare necessities’ for students who are struggling financially. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

“Young people don’t just decide to leave education. It’s not a one-day event. It all starts in primary school, when their parents can’t afford to buy (...)

House or apartment shares are an option but, for first-year college students, these can be hard to find. Photograph: iStock

For many students, finding a place to live is their first real test of being an independent adult. In the current rental market, however, it’s an unfa(...)

Schools won’t start back for more than a month but the lead-in time is long

It can’t be back to school time already, can it? No, not really. Schools won’t start back for more than a month, but as with most everything nowadays (...)

Ní Dhubhda is hoping to avoid replacing her daughter’s school uniform this year. “Everything is crested, and has to be ordered from a specialist uniform supplier

  Sandra Ní Dhubhda is listing the back to school costs she is expecting to pay this year for her daughter, who is due to start fifth year at a (...)

Irish League of Credit Unions Headquarters on Mount Street in Dublin. Many credit unions have been forced to imposing savings caps on their members as a way of reducing their savings levels. Photograph:  Frank Miller

It might sound strange but a surge in savings into the credit union sector is causing major problems, forcing many of the community lenders into impos(...)

At least 40 credit unions across the country have  imposed savings limits on their members. Photograph: Frank Miller

Negative interest rates on deposits at Ireland’s two largest banks are being blamed by credit unions for the introduction of caps on the savings accou(...)

Audit your credit cards and work out how much they are costing you every month.

Spring has well and truly sprung now and not before time. The good news is the financial hangover caused by Christmas has, we hope, lifted and the pen(...)

The study, which was commissioned by the Irish League of Credit Unions (Ilcu) and carried out by i-Reach Insights, involved 1,000 adults across the State.  Photograph: iStock

Six in 10 credit card users don’t know what interest rate they pay, according to a new survey. Slightly more, seven in 10, agree that adults in Irelan(...)

SOA Research, a not-for-profit research think tank, said it wants to ‘promote the possibilities for self-organised, collaborative, and cooperative approaches to Housing in Ireland’.

A housing think tank that promotes the concept of co-operative or “self organised” housing will hold an information day in association with the Housin(...)

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