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Consultant plastic surgeon Nora Nugent says that working in the NHS, things are sometimes “more structured with more formalised processes” than with the HSE.

Plastic surgery is sometimes misunderstood by those not involved in it, says Dr Nora Nugent. For the Tipperary native, a consultant plastic surgeon wi(...)

If old age is always 15 years older than you are, then you have time to plan. Photograph: iStock

The number of people in Ireland aged 65 and over will reach one million in the next decade. Compared to first-time buyers, their housing needs rarely (...)

Irish mortgage interest rates are higher than other euro zone countries due in part to the high level of capital they are required to hold by regulators, according to the BPFI, the industry lobby group

Irish home owners could be paying less interest on their borrowings if European regulators applied looser capital rules to Irish-based banks, accordin(...)

A new baby doesn’t mean your personal finances have to be on a cliff-edge. Photograph: iStock

So, you’re having a baby? That means life is going to change and your personal finances will have to change too. Babies cost money but, if you plan ri(...)

Whether it’s lethargy or loyalty, fear or loathing, too few of us switch mortgage. Photograph: iStock

Switching your mortgage can seem like a pain. It was hard enough to get it in the first place, right? But if new lower fixed interest rates mean about(...)

 A man watches the Budget 2020 speech by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe on a TV screen at Harvey Norman’s outlet in  Airside Retail Park, Swords. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government has promised to push through legislation “next week” to enact its €2 billion Covid-19 credit guarantee scheme for SMEs, which will see (...)

Regardless of what you have agreed to pay for your new home, the bank will get a professional valuer to value the property. Photograph: Getty

My partner and I sealed the deal on our first home in the first week of March. We put down the booking deposit and contacted the bank. We had to get s(...)

Archly arranges video consultations for homeowners planning renovations. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A Dublin firm describing itself as “Uber for architects” is enabling homeowners to plan a renovation despite the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 (...)

A Ryanair plane on the runway at Dublin airport passes near Aer Lingus planes. DAA staff at Dublin and Cork airports last week received profit share and other bonus payments due for the 2019 financial year. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

DAA paid staff last week at Dublin and Cork airports a profit share and other bonuses due for 2019, the State-owned company has confirmed. Barry of Ha(...)

After three decades of paying for telly, we may have forgotten that some of the best things in life are free. Photograph: iStock

Picture the scene: a cosy night in front of the telly, feet up, and if it’s payday, maybe even a takeaway. But an hour of surfing repeat-stuffed chann(...)

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