Just used budget calculator on Irishtimes website, according to this I will now earn €1900.00 per month.
My rent is €650, my loan repayments are €270.00, electricity comes to about €70, gas about €145.00, NTL €32.00, TV licence €13.00, travel to and from work €40.00, Union Dues €30.00, Internet connection €30.00, Phone €20.00, grocery bills about €220. Leaving a grand total of €380.00 to live on per month.
I suppose it could be worse, but currently spending about 180.00 on smoking, which would leave €200.00 per month, or €50.00 per week.
The smokes have to go, thank God I don't have any kids!