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The reality of the cost of third level education becomes all too real for parents and students at this time of year. New research by the Irish League of Credit Unions has found that nine in ten parents help to fund their child’s college education. On average, they contribute €584 per month during the college year. Almost half of these parents say they are forced to cut spending on clothing and goods for other children in the family in an effort to cope with costs.
Thinking of buying a new car in the coming months? Then you’ve no doubt heard about Personal Contract Plans or PCPs. These car finance agreements have been getting a lot of attention – and not always for the right reasons. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) recently released the first public analysis of PCPs in Ireland. The report found that a third of new car purchases in Ireland are now financed by PCP agreements.
A pall was cast over the town of Westport and around the county this week with the news that the managing editor of The Mayo News Neill O'Neill passed away suddenly at the age of 36. Mr O'Neill took ill at his home at Rosbeg, The Quay, Westport early on Tuesday morning.
St Columba’s Credit Union is launching a new Home Renovation loan campaign for 2017 to cater for the increasing popularity in home upgrades and renovations. As property prices continue to rise, many households are opting to revamp their existing homes to avail of tax breaks under the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme (HRI). Since the introduction of the scheme in 2013, almost 77,000 renovations worth €1.2 million have been carried out. 52,000 homes are signed up to the scheme and have claimed some €46.2 million in tax credits.
This weekend sees the 2017 Mayo League soccer season kick off, with 34 different sides lined up for competition this season. In the top division all eyes will be fixed on seeing whether anyone can finally step up and stop Westport United's domination of the league. Last season Ballina Town gave it a right good go, but came up short down the home stretch with John Brennan's men edging them out down the home stretch.
The Maigh Cuilinn Intermediate footballers will have to bring their “A” game to Pearse Stadium this Sunday (2pm) to beat a highly rated Hollymount side in the Connacht Intermediate football final.