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Legal: ‘as a trained farmer, how do I claim for stamp relief’?
Aisling Meehan
Having completed the Green Cert, a young farmer is entitled to have the stamp duty reimbursed. Aisling Meehan explains how to navigate the refund.
How do I know it's Irish?
6 December 2023 Consumer
How do I know it's Irish?
‘Tis the season for lots of food shopping. Food labels can be confusing so we’ll help you navigate the supermarket shelves to support local and Irish, writes Dee Laffan.
Finance: mortgage refusal - what next?
29 November 2023 Consumer
Finance: mortgage refusal - what next?
Getting planning permission for a farmhouse is an achievement. A reader writes about getting refused a mortgage as the location of the house is too near the yard. Jerry O’Neill has this advice
Finance: now is the time to think about your 2024 financial reboot
It's time to consider how you can best fill the gaps in your family's financial plan for 2024.
22 November 2023 News
Picking out the perfect gift for the guys
From luxury dry robes for the sea swimmers to flight simulator experiences and Irish bog oak razors, Grace Hanna has picked out some gifts to suit the men in your life.
22 November 2023 Consumer
What to get the ladies in your life
From dry robes for swimming enthusiasts to quirky vintage plates we kept most of our gift suggestions Irish made and sustainable for the women in your life.
22 November 2023 Consumer
Consumer: cutting through the carbon jargon
Whats the carbon footprint of your food? Carbon labelling is vague and confusing at present but consumers can expect more clarity in the near future, writes Dee Laffan.
8 November 2023 Consumer
Finance: join the dots for mortgage approval
Are you ready to build their farmhouse of your dreams? The reality of obtaining a mortgage may be putting those plans on pause but little adjustments can make a big difference, writes Jerry O’Neill.
8 November 2023 Consumer
Finance: learning to manage your debt in five easy steps
Sean McNulty of Rethink Money shares his top tips and advice for clearing your loans and becoming debt free.
1 November 2023 News
Finance: funding yourself after handing over the farm
During farm succession, it is essential to plan ahead and consider how you are going to fund yourself financially after handing over the farm, writes Jerry O’Neill.
25 October 2023 Consumer
Consumer: smart shopper
Dee Laffan looks at how to save money using tech to aid our shopping needs and pick up a bargain.
11 October 2023 Consumer
Carol Brick: understanding financial roadblocks for women in agriculture
Qualified financial advisor Carol Brick explains the barriers which still exist for many women in agriculture and how best to navigate them.
11 October 2023 News