Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

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Consumer watch

Rental safeguards

Are you one of Ireland’s long-term renters? According to insurance provider Royal London, you should consider putting a form of rent protection (similar to mortgage protection), such as life insurance policies, in place to guard against unexpected events.

“Those who are renting long-term should consider doing something similar to those with a mortgage, and put life and/or specified serious illness cover in place, to ensure their rent and other ongoing expenses will continue to be paid for their family should anything happen to them,” says Joe Charles, Head of Proposition with Royal London.

Eir Sport for free

Elsewhere, Bonkers.ie reports on some good news for Meteor and eirMobile billpay customers – you can now get your hands on eir Sport for free. Customers on contracts of €35, €45 or €55 per month can now access the sports package (eir Sport 1 & 2, BT Sport 1 & 2, BT Sport Europe, BT Sport ESPN and Box Nation) on their mobile devices

Streaming live content is usually a very data-intensive activity, but eir has said that using the eir Sport app will not contribute to customers’ data allowances,” writes Mark Whelan. “This will be a big relief to customers who have capped data limits, as well as those who have an unlimited plan but live in fear of exceeding their fair usage data caps.”

Scam alert

Finally, Irish commuters are being warned of a scam involving tissue packs on Irish Rail routes in the Dublin area. According to Garreth MacNamee writing in TheJournal.ie, “the scam revolves around a group of people getting on Dart or commuter trains and placing packets of tissues on every seat. If you touch one of the packets, the ‘sellers’ will say you will have to buy the packet. In many instances, the beggars become aggressive and people feel they have to part with their money.”

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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.
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