Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

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Your destiny awaits

One of the most successful games developed by Paradox Development Studio, Crusader Kings II is a strategy game set in the Middle Ages, in which you control the fate of a dynasty between 1066 and 1453. An open-ended simulation, success can be achieved through the strategic use of marriages, assassinations, war and other methods, playing as historical figures including Charlemagne, Alfred the Great and Saladin, minor individuals or entirely new characters.

Steam is currently offering 75% off the game until March 10th (reduced from €39.99 to €9.99), available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. The same discount is also available on the Crusader Kings II Collection, which includes 42 additional items such as the Songs of the Holy Land and Legacy of Rome expansion packs, reduced from €144.99 to €36.24.

Back on the bike

The weather is getting a bit better, and the days a little longer, which means that our roads will soon be full of cyclists clad in Lycra and practicing for the Tour de France.

This week Lidl is back with its selection for the nation’s cyclists, which includes cycling shirts for €7.99, gloves for €5.99 a pair, an assortment of saddles at €8.99 each and a variety of accessories for €2.99 apiece.

For some tips on a frugal cycling lifestyle, see our post on getting back (or beginning) on the bike.

Kick start your career

Looking for a career in agriculture or the agri-food sector? Organised by the Irish Farmers Journal, Agri Careers 2017 is an event which connects employers with jobseekers, running on Thursday March 30th 2017 in the RDS Main Hall, Ballsbridge. If you’re interested in attending, tickets are available for free.

Take a cruise

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about a pleasant cruise along the Liffey?

Available through LivingSocial, two people can take a 45-minute tour on the Liffey with Dublin Discover Boat Tours for €12 (normally €27), €22 for four people or €30 for six people. The tour begins at Bachelors Walk and proceeds along the river to the Samuel Beckett Bridge and back, with guides on board providing information about the passing sights and scenery.

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.