Say Hello to TUI Holidays

We put ‘U’ in the middle

TUI Travel celebrate their launch in Ireland with some great holiday offers.

Your holiday is the biggest show of the year. And you are the star. TUI are focused on demonstrating care, craft and attention to customers for an unforgettable travel experience.

TUI have replaced Falcon Holidays, one of Ireland’s largest travel providers, offering the same great holidays plus so much more. TUI cross the ‘T’s, dot the ‘I’s and putt ‘U’ in the middle with flexible package holidays departing from around Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the very best value for your money and low deposits from €75 per person on short and mid haul holidays, and from €150 per person on long haul holidays booked 10 weeks in advance.

To celebrate a €100 off Summer Holidays voucher is available for a limited time.

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Competition – Win €150 Ikea Voucher

Enter our partner’s competition to win a €150 IKEA voucher. We love freebies, saving you money with coupons or deals, and competitions to win gift vouchers to shop with leading brands in Ireland.

 

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Shop with IKEA Ireland for your home. Browse the unique range of Swedish designed furniture, homeware, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and home furnishing for a more wonderful everyday. IKEA have one store in Ireland at Ballymun in Dublin, and are due to open a second outler in Carrickmines.

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Heatons Voucher Competition

Enter our partner’s competition to win a €150 Heatons voucher to spend in your local store.

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Heatons is one of Ireland’s largest department stores. There are 52 shop around Ireland selling clothing for men, women and children, plus homeware and sports goods. Use the Heaton voucher in stores around Ireland.

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Budget 2018 Highlights

The highlights of the Budget for 2018 in Republic of Ireland have been announced by the Minister for Finance.

Income Tax and Universal Social Charge

Your will have slightly more money in your pocket but not much!

There will be €750 more income tax within the lower tax rate with the higher tax rate of 40% coming into effect for a single person for income at €34,550.

The Universal Social Charge will decrease the rate in bracket 2.5% to 2%, and the ceiling for this new rate will increase slightly to €19,372. The 5% USC rate will be reduced to 4.75%.

The Earned Income Credit for the self-employed will rise by €200 to €1,150 a year, meaning that self employed people are still taxed at a higher rate than PAYE employees.

Social Welfare and Allowances

Social welfare payments will increase by €5 per week from end of March 2018, and in 2017 a bonus payment at Christmas for 85% will be paid.

The earnings threshold for the One Parent Family Payment and Jobseekers’ Transitional scheme will increase by €20, and will increase by €10 per week for families with 3 kids for the Family Income Supplement, along with a €2 per week rise in the rate of the qualified child payment.

The home carer credit will increase by €100, which is a small benefit but not enough for these selfless people.

The Living Alone and Fuel allowances got a €2.50 increase in the Telephone Support Allowance.

Budget 2018

 

Housing

Not good news, I’m afraid! Mortgage interest relief cut but for people with loans from 2004 to 2012 it is being continued to 2020, it will be at just 75% of the rate in 2018, 50% in 2019 and 25% in 2020.

The vacant site levy will be increased to 3% in the first year and then 7% from the second year to get developers building on vacant sites.

The 7 year period for owners to enjoy full relief from Capital Gains tax has been reduced to 4 years.

There should be approxiamtely 4,000 social houses built by government bodies in 2018.

The Housing Assistance Payment Scheme will increase to permit an additional 17,000 households to be accommodated next year.

The homeless crisis will get an additional €18m for services, which again is too small to solve the issue.

Stamp duty on commercial property transactions will rise from 2% to 6%.

State Jobs

There will be an extra 1,300 teaching jobs and over 1,000 new Special Needs Assistants in 2018.

There will be an extra 800 gardaí hired along with another 500 civilians also.

The health sector will get an additional 1,800 staff in frontline.

Health

Prescription charges for all medical card holders under 70 will decrease by 20% .

The monthly cap drops from €25 to €20, with the threshold for the Drugs Payment Scheme dropping from €144 to €134.

The Department of Health will get an increase of €685 million funding.

From April 2018, there will be a sugar tax of 30 cents per litre of tax on drinks with over 8g of sugar per 100ml and a reduced rate of 20% per litre on drinks with between 5g and 8g of sugar per 100ml.

Smokes, Sunbeds, Booze and Petrol

Excise duty on a packet of 20 cigarettes will rise by 50 cents, and VAT on sunbed services will increase from the reduced 13.5% to the standard 23% rate.

Alcohol, petrol and diesel escaped price hikes.

The Environment

There will be an incentive to get electric vehicles via the Renewal Heat Incentive, and there will also be a 0% benefit-in-kind rate for electric vehicles alongside the VRT relief and SEAI grant.

Business

The lower VAT rate on the tourism and services sector remains, and a Brexit Loan Scheme will be available to small and medium businesses.

Overall, depending on your situation you may be minimally better off with the 2018 budget. However, with price increases over the last few years and what is still to come, I don’t think you will really be much better off.

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Falcon Holidays TUI

Falcon is changing to TUI

We’ll offer the same great holidays plus so much more

Falcon Holidays TUI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you heard the exciting news? Falcon, one of Ireland’s largest travel providers, is changing to TUI. They will be crossing the ‘T’s, dotting the ‘I’s and putting ‘U’ in the middle this autumn.

Thanks to their family of travel experts around the world, it’ll be easier than ever to design your perfect holiday. And you’ll see the familiar red ‘smile’ logo when you go with TUI on holiday.

Falcon are part of TUI Travel. They’ve been taking Irish holidaymakers to the sunshine for almost 30 years, with fun-packed holidays for everyone from families to groups to couples. With Falcon changing to TUI, you will get the same great service plus even more choice, including hand-picked hotels and flexible flight options. However you like to go on holiday, there will be something for you.

TUI package holidays are all about giving you the very best value for your money, and a holiday so good you’ll return again and again. Go to the sunniest holiday spots, whether you want to make the most of your summer or warm up your winter. Think building sandcastles in the Algarve, relaxing on a Greek Island, and much more.

With departures from airports across Ireland, TUI will get you to your next holiday destination. Below are the latest offers from Falcon, and watch for the switch over to TUI.

Read more on the Falcon Holidays TUI website

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Supervalu Voucher Competition

Enter our partner’s competition to win a €500 Supervalu voucher to spend in your local store.

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SuperValu is an Irish supermarket chain that also includes the old Superquinn stores. Buy fresh groceries and your family shopping at supermarkets around Ireland.

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Tesco Voucher Competition

Enter our partner’s competition to win a €150 Tesco voucher. We love freebies, saving you money with coupons or deals, and competitions to win gift vouchers to shop with leading brands in Ireland.

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Tesco Competition

Tesco Voucher

 

Tesco Ireland is one of the leading supermarkets in Ireland with groceries, off licence, electronics and homeware departments in the stores. Tesco is proud to be one of the biggest supporters of the Irish food industry and employs over 15,000 employees in Ireland.

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Debenhams.ie Spectacular Event

Up to 25% off Every Department at Debenhams
10% off Beauty and Fragrance
Up to Half Price Furniture & Beds + Extra 10%

Debenhams Spectacular Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Debenhams.ie spectacular event has launched. There is up to 25% off throughout the store,10% off beauty and fragrance, and up to half price on furniture and beds plus an extra 10% off sofas and chairs.

Save on every department including womenswear, menswear, kidswear, lingerie, sleepwear, toys and home.

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Free standard delivery is available for online orders of €30, or free next day click and collect is available for stores in the Republic of Ireland.

The spectacular event begins online from Tuesday 19th September and in store from Wednesday 20th September, and runs until this Sunday 24 September 2017. Terms & Conditions: full price only, selected brands/concessions excluded. Participating brands/concessions will be identified in store and online.

Up to 25% off Womenswear
There is up to 25% off women’s clothing, bags and accessories for selected lines. There is also up to 20% off lingerie and sleepwear.

Up to Half Price Furniture & Beds
There is up to half price furniture and beds plus an extra 10% off sofas & chairs. The home department also has up to 25% off selected lines.

10% off Beauty & Fragrance

Grab 10% off leading beauty and fragrance brands. Exclusions apply.

Kidswear & Toys
There is up to 25% off kidswear and up to 20% off toys on selected lines.

Menswear 
Up to 25% off menswear and up to 20% off men’s accessories for selected lines.

The Debenhams Reward Club
Join to start earning points every time you shop in store and online. Your points will build up to money. Plus you will get exclusive member benefits.

Points = Money
3 points per €1 spend
500 points = €5 Reward

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Competition – Win €500 Penneys Voucher

Enter our partner’s competition to win €500 Penney’s shopping voucher. Click to enter below filling in form with your details, and the ask survey questions of first page. We love saving you money with coupons, deals or competitions to win gift vouchers or prizes.

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Think of what you could buy with the Penneys voucher! Shop at Penneys stores nationwide for clothing at affordable value.

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Win €150 Dunnes Stores Voucher – Competition

Enter our partner’s competition to win a €150 Dunnes Stores voucher. We love freebies, saving you money with coupons or deals, and competitions to win gift vouchers to shop with leading brands in Ireland.

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Dunnes Stores Voucher

Dunnes Stores Voucher

Dunnes Stores is one of the leading supermarkets and clothing retailers in Ireland. Originally founded by Ben Dunne, it established a reputation for offering value and competitive prices. As well as selling groceries, they offer a large range of furniture, home ware and fashion from brands such as Paul Costelloe and Savida.

 

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