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Coronavirus: How To Manage Anxiety In A Newly Anxious World

By Callie Hardy / March 20, 2020

There’s nothing quite like uncertainty and sudden changes to rile up anxiety. When even those that aren’t normally prone to stress are getting affected by the feeling of general panic, those that do struggle with mental health issues on a day to day basis are even more vulnerable. Babylon takes a look on how to […]


Stay fit, stay healthy: Quarantine home workout plan

By Nicholas Lane / March 18, 2020

Staying physically fit boosts your immune system, so here are some simple bodyweight workout exercises that will keep you healthy, happy, and busy at home during Ireland’s quarantine lockdown.  As you may have heard, Ireland is experiencing a slight period of uncertainty at the moment. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the […]


Dog poo seems to be a big issue in Dublin

By Peter Dlhopolec / March 12, 2020

Up to 7 in 10 people have walked in dog poo on the street in Dublin. Walking to school, work, or just to a nearby shop somewhere in Dublin may become an unpleasant experience as soon as one walks in dog poo. Dublin authorities said dog poo has turned into a major issue in public […]


Free books, events, and no penalties. Join a library in Ireland

By Peter Dlhopolec / March 7, 2020

If one joins a library in their community, they can use all libraries in Ireland. Ireland has come up with an uncommon way of managing libraries in an effort of luring more people back to these once highly respected educational institutions. A shared library management system, Libraries Ireland, makes it possible for any public library […]


Internet Options in Ireland

By Nicholas Lane / February 29, 2020

Access to the internet is paramount in our day and age, and as the cogs of the technological revolution continue to whir, more work is going remote, more contact is digital, and more import is placed on a high-speed internet connection.  There was a time a few years back, when it seemed Ireland wouldn’t be […]


Value Added Tax, VAT, in Ireland

By Emma Grove / February 28, 2020

VAT in Ireland is chargeable on the supply of goods and services within the State in the course or any business, and on goods imported into the State from outside the EU. Want more details? Read on! VAT in Ireland is a tax on consumer spending, therefore everyone who pays for goods and services pays […]


Pension in Ireland: Start planning now

By Fernanda Otero / February 28, 2020

Thinking about a pension should be forefront in your mind if you are living or working in Ireland. We look at the different options available and what to do to avail of a pension in Ireland. Planning for the ‘best age’ to retire is often a thing people postpone. It is difficult to think about […]


All you need to know about tax on savings and investments in Ireland

By Emma Grove / February 27, 2020

Most forms of investments and savings in Ireland are subject to tax liability on any gains. Not sure what this means for you? Below we’ve outlined the most common investment and saving schemes in Ireland and what they mean in terms of your tax liability. Read on for more information! Employee Share Option Schemes Employees […]


Social Welfare Means Testing in Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / February 27, 2020

For some social welfare payment schemes, you must pass a means test. But what exactly is it and how does means testing in Ireland work? Some types of social welfare payments require you to satisfy a means test as well as a habitual residence test. The means test is a way of checking if you […]

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