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'Our citizens need help': Everything you need to know about Budget 2023
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

'Our citizens need help': Everything you need to know about Budget 2023

Updated 24 minutes ago 85,646 Views 72 Comments

The Government has confirmed a range of measures including tax band changes, electricity credits and social welfare increases.

National Security: 1,000 new gardaí, and defence funding to include money for primary air radar
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

National Security: 1,000 new gardaí, and defence funding to include money for primary air radar

Updated 27 minutes ago 6,814 Views 21 Comments

Defence will increase to €1.174bn which is a €67m rise from the 2022 allocation.

LIVE: Israel v Republic of Ireland, European U21 Championship Play-Off From The42
Live 28 minutes ago

LIVE: Israel v Republic of Ireland, European U21 Championship Play-Off

Iran protests: Rights group says death toll has topped 75 as crackdown intensifies
# Iran
# Iran

Iran protests: Rights group says death toll has topped 75 as crackdown intensifies

Updated 40 minutes ago 6,766 Views 8 Comments

The Iranian authorities’ official death toll has remained at 41 since Saturday.

'A paradigm shift': Vacant homes to be targeted with new tax
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'A paradigm shift': Vacant homes to be targeted with new tax

44 minutes ago 3,740 Views 3 Comments

It will be charged at three times the rate of the building’s local property tax liability.

LIVE: Reaction as Budget 2023 and package to tackle cost-of-living crisis announced
Live 46 minutes ago

LIVE: Reaction as Budget 2023 and package to tackle cost-of-living crisis announced

School books free at primary level next September but exclusion of secondary criticised as 'baffling'
# School Books
# School Books

School books free at primary level next September but exclusion of secondary criticised as 'baffling'

Updated 58 minutes ago 4,454 Views 2 Comments

The initiative comes following years of lobbying by parents’ groups and charities.

Cost of cigarettes to increase but price of a pint remains the same
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Cost of cigarettes to increase but price of a pint remains the same

Updated 1 hour ago 16,352 Views 19 Comments

There will also be pro-rata increases on other tobacco products.

VAT scrapped on newspapers and health products but increase confirmed for hospitality
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

VAT scrapped on newspapers and health products but increase confirmed for hospitality

2 hours ago 8,318 Views 6 Comments

VAT is being removed from newspapers, defibrillators and hormone and nicotine replacement therapies.

Businesses to receive up to €10,000 per month under winter energy support scheme
# Energy For Business
# Energy For Business

Businesses to receive up to €10,000 per month under winter energy support scheme

Updated 2 hours ago 6,351 Views 2 Comments

The scheme will cover 40% of a business’s increase in electricity or gas bills from 2021.

Free contraception scheme to be expanded to women aged 16 to 30
# Reproductive Health
# Reproductive Health

Free contraception scheme to be expanded to women aged 16 to 30

2 hours ago 3,086 Views 0 Comments

This could see savings of up to €470 on the cost of prescription contraception.

Underwater 'blasts' recorded prior to Nord Stream leaks, seismic institute says
# Nord Stream
# Nord Stream

Underwater 'blasts' recorded prior to Nord Stream leaks, seismic institute says

Updated 2 hours ago 24,861 Views 19 Comments

The leaks emerged off the coast of Denmark and Sweden, raising the possibility of energy infrastructure being targeted in European waters.

Childcare: Reduction of up to 25% announced in costs under National Childcare Scheme
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Childcare: Reduction of up to 25% announced in costs under National Childcare Scheme

Updated 2 hours ago 6,478 Views 1 Comment

It will cost €121 million and save families up to €175 a month.

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €40,000
# In Your Pocket
# In Your Pocket

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €40,000

2 hours ago 12,755 Views 5 Comments

You’ll be paying less tax because of changes to the PAYE cut-off, tax credits, and the USC.

Private sector workers can now receive up to €1,000 in tax-free bonuses
# Tax-free
# Tax-free

Private sector workers can now receive up to €1,000 in tax-free bonuses

2 hours ago 7,667 Views 4 Comments

The previous amount was €500.

Woman and young girl both in critical condition after being found injured in Co Clare house
# Clarecastle
# Clarecastle

Woman and young girl both in critical condition after being found injured in Co Clare house

Updated 2 hours ago 61,360 Views 0 Comments

She has been taken to Limerick University Hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be given free of charge
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be given free of charge

2 hours ago 14,868 Views 3 Comments

Previously, pregnant women had been charged an average of €1.80 a pill.

10% levy to be introduced on concrete blocks and other products
# Mica
# Mica

10% levy to be introduced on concrete blocks and other products

Updated 2 hours ago 17,089 Views 29 Comments

The levy is expected to raise €80 million anually and it will be applied from 3 April 2023 at a rate of 10%.

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €30,000

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €30,000

2 hours ago 13,347 Views 6 Comments

Changes to tax credits and USC mean you’re about to pay less tax.

Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed
# Welfare
# Welfare

Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed

2 hours ago 20,868 Views 10 Comments

A number of other social welfare measures were also announced.

Eurovision 2023 to be held in either Liverpool or Glasgow
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Eurovision 2023 to be held in either Liverpool or Glasgow

3 hours ago 1,903 Views 5 Comments

Ukraine won the contest this year but the UK, who came second, will host due to Russia’s invasion.

New tax credit worth €500 to be introduced for renters
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

New tax credit worth €500 to be introduced for renters

Updated 3 hours ago 12,461 Views 9 Comments

The tax credit can be claimed for 2022.

Will Budget 2023 make any difference to you? We want to hear your stories
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

Will Budget 2023 make any difference to you? We want to hear your stories

Updated 3 hours ago 11,693 Views 0 Comments

We’d love to hear your stories today. Will Budget 2023 help you, what’s your view?

Five men arrested in relation to serious assault in Monasterevin
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Five men arrested in relation to serious assault in Monasterevin

3 hours ago 4,361 Views 0 Comments

The incident resulted in the death of 29-year-old Dylan McCarthy.

All households to receive energy credits worth a total of €600
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

All households to receive energy credits worth a total of €600

3 hours ago 9,176 Views 5 Comments

The first credit, worth €200, will be applied to bills in November.

Find out how Budget 2023 tax changes will affect your take-home pay
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Find out how Budget 2023 tax changes will affect your take-home pay

3 hours ago 73,688 Views 0 Comments

Changes to income tax bands, USC rate bands and personal tax credits have been announced.

Income tax standard rate cut off point raised to €40,000
# Tax Bands
# Tax Bands

Income tax standard rate cut off point raised to €40,000

3 hours ago 13,564 Views 3 Comments

The €3,200 rise in the rate will amount to €640 for most PAYE workers.

'Ireland can play well and still deserve to lose - that's what happens against better teams'
# Results Versus Performance
From The42
# Results Versus Performance

'Ireland can play well and still deserve to lose - that's what happens against better teams'

4 hours ago 3,503 Views 12 Comments

Shane Keegan weighed in on the results versus performance debate on The42 Football Family podcast.

Moscow will not seek extradition of Russians fleeing draft
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Moscow will not seek extradition of Russians fleeing draft

Updated 4 hours ago 13,863 Views 4 Comments

Neighbouring countries have seen Russians arriving en masse since the draft was announced last Wednesday.

UK Chancellor hopes to reassure investors by promising to work with Bank of England
# Truss Policy Backlash
# Truss Policy Backlash

UK Chancellor hopes to reassure investors by promising to work with Bank of England

Updated 4 hours ago 20,909 Views 11 Comments

The UK Treasury moved to settle the markets with the promise of a Budget next spring as the pound tumbled against the dollar.

Death toll rises to 17 in school shooting in Russia as survivors hospitalised in Moscow
# Russia
# Russia

Death toll rises to 17 in school shooting in Russia as survivors hospitalised in Moscow

Updated 4 hours ago 57,347 Views 33 Comments

The gunman killed himself after he opened fire, officials said.

Resumption of Bloody Sunday prosecution delayed for 24 hours after court mix-up
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

Resumption of Bloody Sunday prosecution delayed for 24 hours after court mix-up

5 hours ago 2,435 Views 0 Comments

Former paratrooper Soldier F is facing two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder.

Have you seen Stephanie? 35 year old missing from Dublin 17
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Stephanie? 35 year old missing from Dublin 17

Updated 5 hours ago 8,548 Views 0 Comments

Stephanie was last seen wearing a purple coat and black trousers.

Leading scientists say 'fundamentally flawed' climate study should be withdrawn
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Leading scientists say 'fundamentally flawed' climate study should be withdrawn

Updated 5 hours ago 5,446 Views 6 Comments

The experts say the study grossly manipulates data, cherry picks facts and ignores others that would contradict their discredited assertions.

Spanish court orders Shakira to stand trial in tax fraud case
# Whenever Wherever
# Whenever Wherever

Spanish court orders Shakira to stand trial in tax fraud case

5 hours ago 9,256 Views 2 Comments

The Colombian singer is accused of defrauding the Spanish tax office of €14.5 million.

'It would be my greatest achievement as a coach, a manager and a player'
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

'It would be my greatest achievement as a coach, a manager and a player'

5 hours ago 12,929 Views 2 Comments

Jim Crawford’s Ireland side are 90 minutes away from an unprecedented Euros qualification.

Man arrested following aggravated robbery of shop in Blackrock, Dublin
# Blackrock
# Blackrock

Man arrested following aggravated robbery of shop in Blackrock, Dublin

7 hours ago 12,144 Views 0 Comments

A man armed with a knife made threats to staff before fleeing the Blackrock shop with a sum of cash.

Hurricane Ian strengthens to Category 3 storm ahead of making landfall on Cuba and Florida
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Hurricane Ian strengthens to Category 3 storm ahead of making landfall on Cuba and Florida

7 hours ago 5,646 Views 0 Comments

People in Florida are being urged to stock up on food, water, medicine and fuel and sandbags are being distributed.

Poll: Do you keep a personal budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you keep a personal budget?

8 hours ago 14,341 Views 11 Comments

Budget 2023 is all over the news today.

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