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Fair Deal reform could see nursing home residents keep rental income
Sarah McIntosh
Nursing home residents will keep 100% of income from renting out their home under Fair Deal amendments secured by the Regional Independent Group of TDs.
15 March 2023 Consumer
CCPC has released its 2022 contacts report for World Consumer Rights Day
The report details the queries and complaints made by 32,431 consumers who contacted the CCPC’s helpline last year, Janine Kennedy writes
8 March 2023 News
What do the recent BIK changes mean for you?
Jerry O'Neill outlines all the information you need to know about Benefit in Kind, with recent changes to commercial vehicles.
Broadband plan operating ahead of schedule, Government says
The National Broadband Plan has the potential to change the lives of the rural Irish population - but how is the rollout going? Janine Kennedy writes
8 March 2023 Consumer
Irish artisans are using e-commerce to their advantage
The Irish Government wants every business to start trading online, but are there actual benefits to rural Irish SMEs and artisan craftspeople? Janine Kennedy writes.
1 March 2023 Consumer
Financial perspective in the event of a Farm Partnership breakdown
In the last of our breakdown in farm partnership series, Susan Maher agri development manager at Bank of Ireland discusses the financial perspective on farm partnerships and points to be aware of.
22 February 2023 News
What you need to know about health insurance plans
Chief executive of the Health Insurance Authority Laura Brien outlines important information for policyholders regarding their health insurance plan, writes Sarah McIntosh.
22 February 2023 Consumer
Drawings from the farm- How to get a handle on them
Drawings on every farm can vary from very small to very large and it is important to get a grasp on what your actual drawings are, writes Jerry O'Neill.
15 February 2023 Consumer
Legal aspects in the breakdown of a farm partnership
In the second part of our series examining the breakdown of farm partnerships, agricultural solicitor Aisling Meehan looks at the types of partnerships that go wrong and why.
15 February 2023 News
One in seven parents regularly unable to afford main meal for family
A new survey released by national children's charity Barnardos and retailer Aldi reveals the impact of the current cost of living crisis. Janine Kennedy writes.
11 February 2023 Consumer
Farm partnership breakdown part 1: Mediation
Farm partnerships have many benefits; but like any relationship, they can also end in tears. Our new series examines partnership breakdowns from a mediation, legal and financial perspective.
8 February 2023 Consumer
It’s time to make the most out of our PRSI
While most employed people pay PRSI, many of us aren’t availing of the benefits this contribution entitles us to.
11 January 2023 Consumer