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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

3 minutes ago 35 Views 0 Comments

Budget measures, a serious injury in Clare and a film screening.

Explainer: There's a new Rental Tax Credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?
# Renters
# Renters

Explainer: There's a new Rental Tax Credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?

11 minutes ago 1,049 Views 0 Comments

Does my landlord need to be registered? What if I’m on HAP?

Healthcare: Public IVF services and expansion of free contraception to women aged 16 to 30
# Reproductive Health
# Reproductive Health

Healthcare: Public IVF services and expansion of free contraception to women aged 16 to 30

Updated 22 minutes ago 6,592 Views 5 Comments

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

Pro-Moscow officials say occupied area has voted to join Russia
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Pro-Moscow officials say occupied area has voted to join Russia

Updated 34 minutes ago 23,070 Views 20 Comments

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

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 37 minutes ago 33,629 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Updated 38 minutes ago 36,986 Views 20 Comments
  • There will be a double payment of child benefit paid out in November.
  • The Fuel Allowance is set to have it's means test ceiling raised, alongside a €400 lump sum.
  • The total package is worth €2.2 billion.
Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €100,000
# Take Home Pay
# Take Home Pay

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €100,000

1 hour ago 16,169 Views 10 Comments

Here’s a breakdown of how your tax will change.

Politicians to attend screening of film about Troubles killings
# Troubles Legacy Bill
# Troubles Legacy Bill

Politicians to attend screening of film about Troubles killings

1 hour ago 1,517 Views 2 Comments

The first official showing of the film, made by Mobile Media and The Truth and Justice Movement, will take place on Wednesday at Leinster House.

Opinion: 'Dedicated followers of fashion' - how to get the most out of Budget 23
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Opinion: 'Dedicated followers of fashion' - how to get the most out of Budget 23

1 hour ago 2,452 Views 1 Comment

Financial advisor Ralph Benson looks at the budget announcements today and finds out who got top billing.

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €60,000
# After Tax
# After Tax

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €60,000

1 hour ago 13,249 Views 1 Comment

You’ll be paying around €800 less tax under Budget 2023.

LIVE: Ireland v Armenia, Nations League From The42
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LIVE: Ireland v Armenia, Nations League

Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset

2 hours ago 6,011 Views 16 Comments

The controversial tax will continue to increase as planned under Budget 2023.

As It Happened: Reaction as Budget 2023 and package to tackle cost-of-living crisis announced
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As It Happened: Reaction as Budget 2023 and package to tackle cost-of-living crisis announced

'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 2 hours ago 110,930 Views 116 Comments

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

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 74,595 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí also confirmed that a woman was also found unconscious at the scene.

New Vacant Homes Tax targets unoccupied properties but there are some exemptions
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

New Vacant Homes Tax targets unoccupied properties but there are some exemptions

Updated 2 hours ago 14,293 Views 14 Comments

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

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 2 hours ago 12,226 Views 29 Comments

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

Italy's far-right Meloni begins tricky government talks
# Italy Elections 2022
# Italy Elections 2022

Italy's far-right Meloni begins tricky government talks

3 hours ago 2,061 Views 3 Comments

In the past, it has taken anything between four and 12 weeks for a new administration to take office.

Ireland increases overseas aid budget to €1.2 billion with €30m for famine hit Horn of Africa
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Ireland increases overseas aid budget to €1.2 billion with €30m for famine hit Horn of Africa

3 hours ago 2,738 Views 1 Comment

There will be €1.2 billion for international development – an increase of 17% on 2022 figures.

Reader Q&A: Got a question about Budget 2023? Get in touch...
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Reader Q&A: Got a question about Budget 2023? Get in touch...

3 hours ago 1,861 Views 0 Comments

What would you like to know about the proposals outlined in Tuesday’s budget announcement?

LIVE: Israel v Republic of Ireland, European U21 Championship Play-Off From The42
Live 3 hours 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 4 hours ago 7,932 Views 8 Comments

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

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 4 hours ago 7,153 Views 3 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 5 hours ago 21,009 Views 27 Comments

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

VAT is scrapped on newspapers, defibrilators and HRT but will increase for hospitality
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

VAT is scrapped on newspapers, defibrilators and HRT but will increase for hospitality

5 hours ago 12,426 Views 9 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 5 hours ago 9,060 Views 2 Comments

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

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 5 hours ago 9,313 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

5 hours ago 29,326 Views 6 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

5 hours ago 12,045 Views 7 Comments

The previous amount was €500.

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

6 hours ago 19,240 Views 4 Comments

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

10% levy on concrete blocks to help fund mica and pyrite redress schemes
# Mica
# Mica

10% levy on concrete blocks to help fund mica and pyrite redress schemes

Updated 6 hours ago 25,179 Views 35 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
# Budget Calculator
# Budget Calculator

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

6 hours ago 19,259 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Eurovision 2023 to be held in either Liverpool or Glasgow

6 hours ago 2,785 Views 7 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 6 hours ago 19,198 Views 11 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 6 hours ago 12,570 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

6 hours ago 5,668 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

7 hours ago 11,495 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

7 hours ago 98,735 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

7 hours ago 17,828 Views 4 Comments

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

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