Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

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Titanfall season pass

Now a year since the first person shooter was released, Xbox 360 and One owners can benefit from the limited release of free downloadable content (DLC) for Titanfall, consisting of three expansion maps.

Up skill via Udemy 

The game of chess goes back around 1,500 years, originating in India before spreading to Persia and then Europe following the Arab conquest of Persia and the spread of the Moors to Spain. Today it remains a popular game, played by millions of people across the globe, and provides health benefits including optimisation of cognitive functions, assists in overcoming anxiety, stress and depression, and leads to increased social interaction.

Though sitting down and facing a board without any knowledge of what those little pieces do may be a bit daunting, the first step is the hardest. So why not take it for free?

This week you can do just that with Udemy and a course that will walk you through the basics of the game, tactics, game phases and strategy.

Or why not get yourself up to speed with Microsoft Excel 2013? An introductory course, it takes you through the basics from opening the programme to creating simple tables. While we might question the regular price of €32, there’s no harm in trying it for free.

Holiday plans

Lots of people will be planning their summer holidays around this time, trying to take advantage of lower prices and booking in advance. England is close by, France and its food is lovely and Italy is a fantastic spot for the history buff, but why not look for something a little more special, like a tour through Vietnam and Thailand?

Offered via GrabOne Escapes, €999 (or €76 per day) results in a 13-day trip through the two countries, including hotel accommodation, some meals, domestic flights, guided tours and more.

International flights aren’t included, however that’s where the likes of Expedia and Skyscanner come into use.