Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

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Spread your wings

As most of our features this week focus on holidays and travel abroad, so too should the first of our bargains. That comes courtesy of, which is advertising non-stop flights from London to Oakland (just down the road from San Francisco) for £366 (€430) roundtrip with British Airways on a number of dates in October and November 2017.

Or, for somewhere a little more exotic, you could take a return trip from London to Papua New Guinea and the Philippines for £670 (€787) between February and December 2017, and soak up the sun in the Pacific.

Use to pick up cheap flights from Ireland to London. And, before you travel, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice section for information on security, medical and other issues.

Get fit

By now, many new year’s resolutions have been left in the dust – gym memberships going unused, running shoes lying in the back of the wardrobe or a stack of sweet treats in your cupboards. But if a general level of fitness is your continued goal for 2017, Argos is running a sale of up to half price on selected fitness equipment at the moment, including a Roger Black foldable treadmill at half price, reduced from €1249.99 to €462.49.

Or, if you’re planning on making a trip across the border, Argos UK is selling it for £369.99 (€434.70).

Wrap up

Spring has arrived but the weather is still a little chilly, and there’s no harm in wrapping up until the sun return in greater force. To that end, The North Face has a sale of up to 50% off – that includes a men’s hooded jacket for €85 (was €170), a women’s hoodie for €48 (was €80) and a brightly coloured Shadow 30PLUS10 backpack for €90 (was €150).


When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.