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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

What pocket money should I give my children?

A recent survey from Danske Bank details the spending habits of younger people in Ireland. Commissioned by the bank to coincide with the launch of a new website – http://www.controlyourmoney.ie – which is aimed at improving the financial literacy of Irish children, the research has revealed that 80 per cent of parents give around €27 to their 12-15 year old children every month. Almost 90 per cent of these children spend their money shopping online or on mobile phone credit, and save on average €10 a month.

The research has also revealed that only half of all parents regularly talk to their children to teach them about spending and managing their money. Teaching financial responsibility at a younger age can be extremely beneficial for your children later on. If you have children

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

A survey of parents of young teenagers in Ireland details the spending habits of young people and reveals that most parents would like their children to learn about financial matters at school. The research was commissioned by Danske Bank to coincide with the launch of http://www.controlyourmoney.ie , a new website for teachers and pupils aimed at raising levels of financial literacy among Irish children in the 10-12 and 12-15 age groups.

According to the research, only half (53%) of all parents regularly talk to their children on how to spend and manage their money. This is despite the fact that 87% of children aged 12 to 15 shop online and 79% of all of the online purchases made by these children take place without regular help from their parent.

Maria Sheehan, Head of Communications, Danske Bank, said "In a modern

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

A superb Edwardian residence at one of Waterford city's most enviable locations exudes all the charm that only a Period home can. Set amidst 0.3 ha (0.7 acre) private landscaped gardens on John's Hill, Mayville is a two storey detached Edwardian mansion where original features have been seamlessly blended with contemporary style. Standing at circa 280 m2, it offers truly excellent family accommodation and is for sale by private treaty with the locally-based Sherry Fitzgerald John Rohan, at an asking price of €750,000.

Constructed in 1902, Mayville enjoys wonderful south west facing views of the city with the Comeragh Mountains as a dramatic backdrop. The lower rear garden includes a large double garage which could convert to residential or office accommodation and this area might be suitable for development (subject to p.p.)

The owners of this elegantly decorated five bedroom property have

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

John Smiles

Qualified Financial Advisor

What is Best Doctors?

Being diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness can be worrying and have devastating consequences. Getting a second opinion from a medical specialist regarded as best in their field of medicine will substantially allay fears as well as reducing the risk of misdiagnosis.

People with important decisions to make about their health, or their family's health, are likely to have many questions:

- Is my diagnosis right?

- Is my medication right for my condition?

- Is surgery my best option?

- What is the best treatment?

Or they might be undergoing treatment, but their condition is not improving.

Best Doctors can help, by providing access to some of the best minds in medicine to help members get the right answers about their medical condition, diagnosis and treatment – so they have the support they need to make good medical decisions.

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

John Smiles

Qualified Financial Advisor

What is Best Doctors?

Being diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness can be worrying and have devastating consequences. Getting a second opinion from a medical specialist regarded as best in their field of medicine will substantially allay fears as well as reducing the risk of misdiagnosis.

People with important decisions to make about their health, or their family's health, are likely to have many questions:

- Is my diagnosis right?

- Is my medication right for my condition?

- Is surgery my best option?

- What is the best treatment?

Or they might be undergoing treatment, but their condition is not improving.

Best Doctors can help, by providing access to some of the best minds in medicine to help members get the right answers about their medical condition, diagnosis and treatment – so they have the support they need to make good medical decisions.

Read More »

Saturday, 7th September 2013

Leading national property group, Real Estate Alliance (REA) is moving into a new phase of growth with the announcement of a new CEO. Philip Farrell has just been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and his new role will commence this week. REA has been in operation for 10 years and with a 25% increase in size over the last two years currently now has nearly 50 offices operating under its banner across the country.

Mr Farrell, who previously held the position of Business Developer Manager of REA since 2011, replaces Eimer O'Keeffe, who will continue to work with REA as Marketing Manager. Mr. Farrell has 25 years experience in the property sector in Ireland. Philip joined REA in 2011 as Business Development Manager and held the position of acting CEO for a period in 2011. He commenced his career as an

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

Leading national property group, Real Estate Alliance (REA) is moving into a new phase of growth with the announcement of a new CEO. Philip Farrell has just been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and his new role will commence this week. REA has been in operation for 10 years and with a 25% increase in size over the last two years currently now has nearly 50 offices operating under its banner across the country.

Mr Farrell, who previously held the position of Business Developer Manager of REA since 2011, replaces Eimer O'Keeffe, who will continue to work with REA as Marketing Manager. Mr. Farrell has 25 years experience in the property sector in Ireland. Philip joined REA in 2011 as Business Development Manager and held the position of acting CEO for a period in 2011. He commenced his career as an

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

Auctioneers have called for the setting up of a dedicated Property Council to oversee the future of the property industry in Ireland.

Pat Davitt, Chief Executive of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) made the call as a major crisis looms in the shortage of rental accommodation, particularly in Dublin. Over the next few weeks thousands of students are set to arrive in the capital and major cities where there is a severe shortfall of accommodation in many areas.

"This is a crisis waiting to erupt with many students being either unable to find or to afford any kind of accommodation in the weeks and months ahead," he said.

Mr Davitt pointed to the recent report by property portal Daft.ie report which showed a massive 43% fall in the number of available properties to rent in Dublin. There were a total

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

Auctioneers have called for the setting up of a dedicated Property Council to oversee the future of the property industry in Ireland.

Pat Davitt, Chief Executive of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) made the call as a major crisis looms in the shortage of rental accommodation, particularly in Dublin. Over the next few weeks thousands of students are set to arrive in the capital and major cities where there is a severe shortfall of accommodation in many areas.

"This is a crisis waiting to erupt with many students being either unable to find or to afford any kind of accommodation in the weeks and months ahead," he said.

Mr Davitt pointed to the recent report by property portal Daft.ie report which showed a massive 43% fall in the number of available properties to rent in Dublin. There were a total

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Tuesday, 3rd September 2013

John Smiles

Qualified Financial Advisor

What is Best Doctors?

Being diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness can be worrying and have devastating consequences. Getting a second opinion from a medical specialist regarded as best in their field of medicine will substantially allay fears as well as reducing the risk of misdiagnosis.

People with important decisions to make about their health, or their family's health, are likely to have many questions:

- Is my diagnosis right?

- Is my medication right for my condition?

- Is surgery my best option?

- What is the best treatment?

Or they might be undergoing treatment, but their condition is not improving.

Best Doctors can help, by providing access to some of the best minds in medicine to help members get the right answers about their medical condition, diagnosis and treatment – so they have the support they need to make good medical decisions.

Read More »

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