Income Survey Shows Contrasting Results

The latest results of a financial  survey organised by the Irish League of Credit Unions were released today. It’s called the “What’s Left Tracker ” – and one of the statistics collected is how much spare cash people have left each month after all bills have been paid. (It doesn’t specify exactly what bills are […]
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Household Income in Ireland Hit Hardest by Austerity

A recent EU study  showed that households in Ireland  experienced , in relative terms , the largest reductions in disposable  income because of austerity measures imposed on them. The study by the “Social Situation Observatory’”  compared the  impact of  austerity  measures implemented over the period 2009-2011 in six European countries, namely Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, […]
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Will There Be State Pension Cuts in Budget 2011 ?

The state pension was left untouched in the 2010 Budget – and  there have been calls from a few politicians to leave it alone in 2011. All welfare benefits were cut in 2010 by about 5% – and it looks like at least similar cuts to welfare benefits could be announced on December 7th. The […]
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