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Saturday 24 March 2018

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TUNE IN: But the wireless isn't what it used to be
TUNE IN: But the wireless isn't what it used to be

Paul O'Donoghue

Radio. Ah, the radio. Nothing beats hunkering down in front of the good ol' wireless to get your hourly news updates and check in on the latest soaps. While most of us get our radio on the go these days on mobiles, if you're one of those who longs for a sturdy, old-fashioned wireless to tune into in the evenings, look no further than the Pure Digital Evoke D2 for all your retro needs.

Best: €99.99, Richer Sounds

Hmm: €126, Debenhams Ireland

Save: €26.01

Mortgage Life Cover

Not a very cheery thought, but if either you or your significant other pop your clogs with a few hundred grand left to pay off on your mortgage you want to ensure that you're covered. Royal London appear to want to ignite a bit of a price war by offering a 'Price Match' pledge, where they say they will match the lowest quote across all providers as well as knocking off a further 10pc to boot. Cover for a 34-year-old couple, non-smokers, for €350,000 over 25 years

Best: Royal London €28.04 per month

Hmm: Aviva €38.06 per month

Save: €10.02 per month


With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to start agonising over what to get your significant other. If the aforementioned mortgage life cover is what tickles her fancy, lucky you, but for most men perfume is probably the safest bet. Get her a bottle of Emporio Armani She for extra classiness.

Best: €29.95, Magees Pharmacy

Hmm: €70.67, Perfume Ireland

Save: €40.72

Mobile Broadband

There's nothing worse than being forced to rely on Dublin Bus WiFi on an extra-long commute. How in the world are you meant to catch up the Two and a Half Men replays that you've been saving for years if you can't even stream videos? If you're going the way of mobile broadband, both eMobile and Vodafone offer a similar deal on a 12 month contract. Crucially, price is where they differ.

Best: €182.88 over 12 months, eMobile

Hmm: €238.80 over 12 months, Vodafone

Save: €55.92 over 12 months

Cordless Phone

Although the landline phone isn't the heartbeat of the house that it once was, it can still be useful to have if you have a solid provider. If you're one of those that favours a cordless phone, the Panasonic KX-TG8061 is a solid choice with a standby time of 240 hours.

Best: €65.00, Panasonic Store

Hmm: €72.53, Office1Web

Save: €7.53

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