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Noonan mulling more supports for home buyers

Noonan mulling more supports for home buyers

It’s becoming clear that the Dirt relief promised in the last budget will do little to offset the burden of mortgage deposit restrictions for first-time buyers – so what else is on the table?

Debt advice concern as bankruptcies annulled

Debt advice concern as bankruptcies annulled

Health insurance battle escalates as price hikes loom

Health insurance battle escalates as price hikes loom

Too old for debt?

Too old for debt?

While experts advise that large debts should be cleared before retirement, what should pensioners do about smaller borrowings?

Ask Emma: The taxing issue of renting out a room on Airbnb

Ask Emma: The taxing issue of renting out a room on Airbnb

Taxing someone else is our preferred method of tax reform

Taxing someone else is our preferred method of tax reform

We must match our tax system to the needs of the economy

Dirt: a limited incentive   for first-time buyers  relief

Dirt: a limited incentive for first-time buyers relief

Comment: Dirt tax relief for first-time buyers is a drop in the ocean compared to reliefs previously available

Time to face the ‘pain in the gain’

Time to face the ‘pain in the gain’

Comment: Those who have sought to avoid tax still have time to settle the matter without penalties or publication

Banks prepare for tug of war

Banks prepare for tug of war

Mortgage debt is still a big issue for banks, but they are also drawing the battle lines to win new business

Osborne borrowing from Irish budgets

Osborne borrowing from Irish budgets

It was the case that what happened in Britain would happen here – but not now

Weighing up job options

Weighing up job options

As the economy improves, many employees are now on the look-out for new opportunities

Riskier pensions for longer lives

Riskier pensions for longer lives

Comment: There is a crisis brewing as our increasing lifespans mean the traditional pension model is running out of time

The Tax Take: Politics, tax and what Einstein said

The Tax Take: Politics, tax and what Einstein said

Our political leaders owe us stability and certainty about how much tax we will owe – no matter how they want to raise money to run the government

Changing medication

Changing medication

The lifetime community rating system is the latest change in a health insurance market where providers have always had to evolve to survive

A bigger bundle all wrapped up

A bigger bundle all wrapped up

To carve out more market share, Ireland’s telco companies are planning on bundling mobile, landline, broadband and TV in one consumer package. But will customers fall for quad-play?