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SuperHomes retrofit advisor David Flannery on site with a Tipperary Energy Agency client John Sheahan in Limerick city.

Prohibitive costs associated with retrofitting houses and lack of information about the process are major obstacles to widespread uptake of this energ(...)

Photograph: iStock

Pensions have became the unexpected issue of the election. And just for once, it is not the gray vote but the graying vote that has set political part(...)

Pensioners Christy Waters from Clondalkin, Dublin,  and Pat Daly from Galway at the launch of Siptu’s Stop 67 campaign to reverse the pension age increase. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

It started with Martin Walsh’s Wednesday lunchtime call last week to RTÉ’s Liveline – a day after Leo Varadkar called the election on January 14th – t(...)

Distilled SCH controls a number of online companies including Daft.ie. Photograph: iStock

The owners of Daft.ie and DoneDeal, including brothers Eamonn and Brian Fallon, shared a €5.8 million dividend from their online Distilled SCH group o(...)

Some people prepare for retirement better than others.

Some people prepare for retirement better than others. While you may be fortunate enough to have investments maturing or a pension lump sum payment ea(...)

Schoolgirl Greta Thunberg (centre) during a demonstration calling for climate action  in Stockholm last Friday.  Photograph: Elisabeth Ubbe/New York Times

Adults are not in control of the global response to climate change, and this has led to widespread protests by young people throughout the world, acco(...)

“We are not natural protesters. We are a church choir,” said the director of Pobal Aifreann Dhún Laoghaire. Photograph: iStock

A lay Irish-language Mass group sang hymns outside a Catholic diocesan event in Dublin on Thursday evening in protest at what they claim is their excl(...)

Once you hit 65, you might find that you will be exempt from income tax altogether.

If “many years from now” has abruptly become imminent, how your finances are going to fare in retirement is probably on your mind. But while there may(...)

Declan Daly of SuperHomes Ireland; Margaret Hennessy, homeowner; Sean Sherlock TD; John Lahart TD; and Brian Stanley, vice chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Travelling along the M7 motorway on a grey Tuesday, a ferocious gust of a wind blows open a luggage compartment door on the bus as it makes its way to(...)

“Declaring your enslavement to Big Macs is not met with the same emotion as revealing a drug or alcohol addiction.” Photograph: iStock

“My drug of choice is food. I use food for the same reasons an addict uses drugs: to comfort, to soothe, to ease stress.” – Oprah Winfrey When it is(...)

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