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‘I wanted to retire by 50 so I could enjoy life. My advice? Start saving’

Beryl Dunne, an IT manager who lives in Bray, Co Wicklow, is semi-retired and said she had to ramp up her payments so that she could retire when she wanted. Read more

Explained: Why women are losing out on their pension payments

Changes to the way the State pension payment is calculated were introduced in 2012. Read more

The winners and the losers after Paschal’s ‘safe and steady’ Budget

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget and it’s safe to say it was a bonanza for nobody, but who has fared the best? Read more

Nama: we won’t blacklist borrowers for loans

Nama’s top bosses have moved to pre-empt criticism of the agency’s new role managing the Government’s latest housebuilding fund, including telling the Irish Independent they’ll work with builders regardless of any previous disputes. Read more

Only 31 homes added to 2018 house building targets – Sinn Fein

The Government has been accused of only adding 31 homes to house building targets for next year. Read more

10 things you’ll hear an Irish person say on Budget Day

It’s the one day when the most popular thing for Irish people to talk about is not the weather. Read more

No fireworks’ and no ‘big bonanza’ in Budget 2018 – Leo Varadkar

Budget 2018 will have ” no fireworks” and no “big bonanza”, according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Read more

Telephone Allowance gets priority over Bereavement Grant in Budget 2018

The Telephone Allowance is to be brought back from October 2018, Independent.ie has learned. Read more

Budget 2018: Modest tax cuts, €5 welfare hikes from March on cards as discussions down to wire

Tomorrow’s budget will be the first of a series that will attempt to gradually increase living standards over a number of years, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Read more

Everything you need to know ahead of Leo’s first budget

Budget 2018 will prove an important test for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and will be his first chance to show what the government has in store to further his vision for a ‘republic of opportunity’. Read more