Injury Compensation Ireland

Ireland has a reputation for being a country where people will resort to legal action in order to try and claim compensation for accidents or medical negligence. Every week the papers seem to have at least one story of large settlements paid by insurance companies or the state for compensation for injuries received in car […]
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Savings Accounts

The ECB rate is now just 0.05% – (January 2015) but you can still get interest rates around 2% on some deposit accounts in Ireland For longer term fixed rates the National Savings offer good rates and the fact they they have little or no tax  on the interest helps too. The interest rates on […]
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Interest Free Credit Cards

Credit Cards Ireland Credit cards with introductory offers of Interest free credit on balance transfers or zero interest rates on purchases are always on offer to entice new customers in Ireland. Tesco Ireland are offering 6 months interest free credit on balance transfers and 8 months at 0% on purchases. This is the best offer […]
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Opening a UK Sterling Bank Account

Moving Euros to Sterling The financial turmoil in Ireland  and other countries in the Eurozone  in recent years –  resulted in many Irish people withdrawing Euros from their Irish bank accounts and transferring it into other currencies. It appears that many Irish residents transferred moneyy to UK banks operating in Ireland or to UK banks […]
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Ireland the UK and Brexit

The Possible Effects on Ireland  of a British Exit from  the EU There is a referendum in June in Britain – which will determine if they leave the European Union Two way trade between Ireland and the Uk is worth over EUR €1 billion per week. Ireland is the UK’s fifth largest export market and […]
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Property Tax Ireland

A Property Tax was first introduced in Ireland in 2013. This Local Property Tax  or LPT is payable by residents and non residents who own residential property in Ireland. Properties are still liable for the tax even if they are vacant. There are some exemptions – see here for details of Property Tax Exemptions in […]
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