Spike in investment fraud in Ireland sees over €25 million stolen last year

By |2024-04-05T08:59:40+00:00April 5th, 2024|Investment Fraud, News|

There has been a significant increase in investment fraud in Ireland that has seen €25 million stolen from people last year. Gardai said that a total of €25,360,000 reported stolen in 2023, which is almost equal to the same amounts stolen in 2021 and 2022 (€14 million and €11.5 million respectively). In the first two

Supreme Court to rule on man’s exclusion from widower’s pension scheme

By |2024-01-26T09:39:26+00:00January 26th, 2024|News, Pensions, Retirement Planning|

The Supreme Court will give judgment on Monday on a significant constitutional challenge by a bereaved unmarried man and his three children over their exclusion from the widower’s contributory pension scheme. The decision by the seven-judge court could provide guidance on the extent to which the constitutional protection for the family applies to families not

AI to boost demand for soft skills but threatens many Stem careers

By |2024-01-19T09:55:19+00:00January 19th, 2024|News, Personal Finance|

A Nobel Prize-winning labour market economist has cautioned younger generations against piling into studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Stem) subjects, saying “empathetic” and creative skills may thrive in a world dominated by artificial intelligence (AI). Christopher Pissarides, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, said workers in certain IT jobs risk sowing

Budget 2024

By |2023-10-12T09:12:41+00:00October 12th, 2023|News|

Budget 2024 was delivered by the Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath today, click Budget 2024 PDF to access changes announced.   How we help We can help take the effort out of this for you by demonstrating how this would work for you and your family and providing you with one cohesive Holistic Lifestyle Financial Plan.

Homeless charity Focus Ireland asks Government to give small landlords a dig-out

By |2023-02-24T09:28:06+00:00February 24th, 2023|News|

Focus Ireland has come out in support of landlords with a set of proposals for tax breaks to make letting homes more lucrative at small-scale. The homeless charity has published a briefing paper with Chartered Accountants Ireland calling for a doubling of tax relief on wear-and-tear, 100pc capital allowances for retrofitting and generous inheritance exemptions

Q&A: Will I pay tax on the income I’m receiving for housing Ukrainian refugees?

By |2023-01-13T10:00:19+00:00January 13th, 2023|News, Personal Finance|

"I rent out a small self-contained flat under the rent-a-room scheme. Since last July, I have accommodated two Ukrainian refugees in my house for which I receive €400 a month, increasing to €800 a month from this month. This will bring me over the limit of €14,000 for the year. The Government says the income

Banks to be told to maintain cash services under proposed law

By |2022-12-02T11:08:22+00:00December 2nd, 2022|Banking, News|

Banks will be required to keep access to cash services at 2022 levels under a new legislative framework recommended in the Retail Banking Review. It is understood finance minister Paschal Donohoe has accepted the recommendation and that work on the framework will begin next year, with heads of heads of a bill to be delivered

High Court told that investors in Custom House Capital funds will have €29m returned

By |2022-11-18T14:04:53+00:00November 18th, 2022|Investments, News|

Almost €29m in assets misappropriated from clients of collapsed investment firm Custom House Capital will be returned to them soon, according to lawyers for the official liquidator. The distribution will bring to €41m the amount in recovered misappropriated funds given back to clients since the firm went bust in 2011 with total investor losses of

Fair Deal nursing home residents to keep more rent from family home

By |2022-11-11T10:33:32+00:00November 11th, 2022|Lifestyle Financial Planning, News, Retirement Planning|

Nursing-home residents in the Fair Deal scheme will from today be able to hold on to more of rental income raised from their family home, which could lead to around 1,200 extra houses on the market over time. Up to now, people availing of the Fair Deal scheme could retain just 20pc of money generated

Huge interest in Government’s shared equity mortgage scheme

By |2022-10-21T13:35:23+00:00October 21st, 2022|News|

STRONG interest has been registered in the new scheme that sees the State taking equity in homes. It is for those whose income is too low to get them a big enough mortgage to purchase their first home. Some 508 buyers have been approved for the shared equity First Home scheme since in it was

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