Credit unions will be able to compete with high-charging moneylenders under proposed new rules.
HIGHER prices for potatoes due to the summer drought and energy price rises contributed to higher costs for consumers last month.
The Government has been warned not to scrap existing pension tax relief as part of its planned shift to so-called auto-enrolment.
Unregulated and unauthorised lenders are openly operating in Ireland, providing credit to consumers via retailers like Harvey Norman, Mothercare and Argos.
Mother Siobhan Redmond will soon be paying more than her monthly mortgage for childcare for her two children.