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Households could save thousands by switching

Households could save thousands by switching

Households could save thousands of euro by switching a range of services. Consumers could knock €5,000 off their annual household budget by moving to better-value providers of energy, mortgage and insurance services. Some of the biggest savings can be notched up on health insurance and broadband and TV services, according to a survey by price comparison site Bonkers.ie. Getting a […]

Brexit won‘t affect grants for Irish students in UK

Brexit won‘t affect grants for Irish students in UK

Brexit will not affect grants for Irish students in the UK next year or for UK students in the Republic, it has been confirmed. Students from the UK in colleges in the Republic will also continue to pay the same fees as Irish students. Education Minister Joe McHugh and Junior Minister Mary Mitchell O‘Connor, who has responsibility for higher education, […]

‘Dodgy transaction bonus‘ condemned in €19m Nama case

‘Dodgy transaction bonus‘ condemned in €19m Nama case

The Master of the High Court has struck out a €19m claim for judgment against a businessman, saying the bank official who “got the bonus for this dodgy transaction” would not end up being evicted from his home. Edmund Honohan, who as Master deals with a range of administrative matters relating to cases on their way to trial, refused to […]

DC delay fear: Democrats may stall the lifting of sanctions on Aughinish refinery owner

DC delay fear: Democrats may stall the lifting of sanctions on Aughinish refinery owner

The US Treasury‘s decision to lift sanctions on the owner of Aughinish Alumina refinery, which employs hundreds in West Limerick, could be delayed following concerns by Democrats that the Trump administration is being too soft on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Limerick Alumina Refining Ltd (LARL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Company Rusal, controlled by Mr Deripaska. The future of […]

It pays to switch – but also to know who your provider is

It pays to switch – but also to know who your provider is

Irish consumers are more inclined to switch motor insurance than most other types of financial services, but a recent study has suggested that switching activity is declining, and also that many are hazy about who their provider is. Amid the recent collapse of another foreign motor insurer that traded in Ireland under what is called a ‘freedom of services‘ basis, […]

Super switcher: Electricity

Super switcher: Electricity

For Tallaght resident Jen Keane, a major perk of being a customer of Bord Gáis for the past few years has been the ability to get preferential tickets for shows at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. However, in recent months she says she feels there have been fewer presales events for Bord Gáis customers and her loyalty is […]