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The survey  exposes a gender gap: in the EU as a whole, 56 per cent of men are financially literate, compared to 48 per cent of women. Photograph: iStockphoto

It’s official: the Irish are not the most financially savvy in the world. Yes, it may not come as a surprise for a nation which spent €54 million on (...)

The remains of the late cardinal Connell at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin reflected on the age profile of those present at the funeral Mass for Cardinal Desmond Connell yesterday , as re(...)

The Sofas of LA by Andrew Ward, from Lacuna exhibition in Taylor Galleries

Material(s): Ronan McCrea Green on Red Gallery, Park Lane, Spencer Dock, Dublin (100m from Spencer Dock Luas stop) Until February 25 greenonredgaller(...)

‘Brendan Ogle will announce he is retiring from trade union activism to pursue a full-time career in light entertainment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

JANUARY On New Year’s Day, as temperatures across the country plunge, a select group of financiers and property developers gather at the Central Ban(...)

NCCA has proposed that religion be taken out of the core primary school curriculum.

Public consultations on the future makeup of the primary school curriculum should not be “obsessed” with religious education, a Catholic education gro(...)

Even the experts can get it wrong

Regrets? We’ve all had a few: that savings account we never got around to starting; those Apple shares we wish we bought; that pension we should have(...)

 Rally for Life anti-abortion demonstration on O’Connell Street, Dublin in 2013.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Thousands of people will march through the streets of Dublin today demanding that the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which underpins Ireland’s (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: she says the subsidy would be higher for lower-income families and drop off as parental net income increases.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Any schemes to reduce the cost of childcare for families must benefit middle-income earners as well as those on lower wages, Fine Gael sources have s(...)

According to the report, the new system would be means-tested and would see the State pay a portion of the family’s childcare costs directly to the childcare provider. File photograph: Getty Images

Proposals to introduce a subsidised childcare system are “unfair and unjust” on stay-at-home parents the Iona Institute says. Reacting to a report i(...)

Irish retail savers are feeling the pinch with negligible returns on offer across the board

It’s not an easy time to be a saver. In a world of low, zero or even negative rates, savers are having to come to terms with muted returns on their de(...)

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