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FactCheck: Is the renters' €500 tax credit just worth seven days worth of rent in Dublin?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the renters' €500 tax credit just worth seven days worth of rent in Dublin?

2 minutes ago 104 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by a housing charity after the budget was announced.

Maynooth University terminates new student union centre despite yearly €150 student levy
# Student Levy
# Student Levy

Maynooth University terminates new student union centre despite yearly €150 student levy

25 minutes ago 3,526 Views 2 Comments

Students had been paying €150 a year for the new centre since 2015.

UK willing to have 'dialogue' over Protocol says Coveney after first meeting with NI secretary
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK willing to have 'dialogue' over Protocol says Coveney after first meeting with NI secretary

55 minutes ago 1,573 Views 4 Comments

Simon Coveney met with the new Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris at Hillsborough Castle.

How 23 seconds of apathy was catalyst for a fragile Ireland meltdown
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How 23 seconds of apathy was catalyst for a fragile Ireland meltdown

1 hour ago 4,460 Views 6 Comments

Examining the build-up to a reckless two-minute spell that has raised yet more questions about this side.

Mental Health Commission to ban mechanical restraints on children in inpatient centres
# Trauma
# Trauma

Mental Health Commission to ban mechanical restraints on children in inpatient centres

1 hour ago 2,004 Views 0 Comments

The practice involves handcuffs, or devices and garments that stop a person moving.

Minister hopes parents using childminders will benefit from cheaper childcare next year
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Minister hopes parents using childminders will benefit from cheaper childcare next year

Updated 2 hours ago 12,460 Views 20 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman says some childminders are concerned about what a new regulatory system will mean for them.

Varadkar 'does not envisage' mini-budget as Taoiseach but can't rule out further intervention
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Varadkar 'does not envisage' mini-budget as Taoiseach but can't rule out further intervention

Updated 2 hours ago 9,316 Views 20 Comments

The Tánaiste said €2 billion from the ‘rainy day’ fund could be used to help with rising living costs.

Michael O’Leary says the UK's energy price cap is 'nuts' and could 'bankrupt' its economy
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

Michael O’Leary says the UK's energy price cap is 'nuts' and could 'bankrupt' its economy

2 hours ago 14,599 Views 6 Comments

O’Leary was speaking at a reception in Dublin to celebrate Ryanair’s 35 years in business.

Bank of England launches emergency bond-buying action as UK borrowing costs soar

Bank of England launches emergency bond-buying action as UK borrowing costs soar

Updated 2 hours ago 21,037 Views 11 Comments

It comes after the International Monetary Fund called on the UK government to ‘reevaluate’ its tax-cutting strategy.

Sinn Féin leader labels Rental Tax Credit a 'half-baked measure' that could 'fuel rent hikes'
# Rental Tax Credit
# Rental Tax Credit

Sinn Féin leader labels Rental Tax Credit a 'half-baked measure' that could 'fuel rent hikes'

2 hours ago 5,343 Views 11 Comments

Taoieach Micheál Martin said the budget ‘directs resources to those who need it most’.

Jonathan Dowdall and father Patrick plead guilty to facilitating 2016 Regency Hotel murder
# David Byrne
# David Byrne

Jonathan Dowdall and father Patrick plead guilty to facilitating 2016 Regency Hotel murder

2 hours ago 32,014 Views 0 Comments

The murder was the catalyst for the Kinahan/Hutch feud.

Prosecution of Soldier F over Bloody Sunday murders resumes
# Derry
# Derry

Prosecution of Soldier F over Bloody Sunday murders resumes

3 hours ago 3,017 Views 0 Comments

The former paratrooper is accused of the murders of James Wray and William McKinney in 1972.

Here are Ireland's potential opponents in the Euro 2024 qualifier draw
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Here are Ireland's potential opponents in the Euro 2024 qualifier draw

3 hours ago 24,164 Views 19 Comments

All of the seedings have been settled following last night’s culmination of the Nations League campaign.

Hurricane Ian strengthens as 220 km/h winds head for Florida after 'apocalyptic' damage in Cuba
# Category 4
# Category 4

Hurricane Ian strengthens as 220 km/h winds head for Florida after 'apocalyptic' damage in Cuba

Updated 4 hours ago 13,455 Views 6 Comments

About 40,000 people were evacuated across Pinar del Rio province, which bore the brunt of the storm, local authorities said.

'A major shock': Cost of building new homes to go up by as much as €3k due to concrete levy
# Concrete Levy
# Concrete Levy

'A major shock': Cost of building new homes to go up by as much as €3k due to concrete levy

4 hours ago 13,720 Views 24 Comments

The levy was brought in to help pay for the mica scandal redress.

EU believes Nord Stream Russian gas pipeline leaks were 'deliberate act'
# Sabotage
# Sabotage

EU believes Nord Stream Russian gas pipeline leaks were 'deliberate act'

Updated 4 hours ago 22,248 Views 61 Comments

The Kremlin said it was “stupid and absurd” to suspect that Russia was behind the leaks.

Ukraine denounces annexation votes in four territories as Russia claims victory
# Annexation
# Annexation

Ukraine denounces annexation votes in four territories as Russia claims victory

Updated 4 hours ago 14,446 Views 18 Comments

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy rejected the referendums as a ‘farce’.

One killed in Belgium anti-terror operation against far-right
# Antwerp
# Antwerp

One killed in Belgium anti-terror operation against far-right

5 hours ago 5,722 Views 0 Comments

Prosecutors said the operation was launched to counter “the preparation of a terrorist attack”.

Poll: Do you think Budget 2023 was fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Budget 2023 was fair?

5 hours ago 20,920 Views 48 Comments

Let us know what you think about yesterday’s announcement.

Girl (8) and mother remain in critical condition following violent incident at Clare house
# Clarecastle
# Clarecastle

Girl (8) and mother remain in critical condition following violent incident at Clare house

5 hours ago 15,601 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened around 8am yesterday morning.

Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?
# Personal Finance
# Personal Finance

Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?

Updated 6 hours ago 19,831 Views 1 Comment

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

'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023

Updated 6 hours ago 14,642 Views 7 Comments

We asked our readers to share their responses to the budget. Here’s what they told us.

US military admits to killing 12 civilians worldwide in 2021
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US military admits to killing 12 civilians worldwide in 2021

7 hours ago 9,286 Views 7 Comments

All of the civilian deaths occurred in Afghanistan, according to the public part of the report.

Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?

Updated 7 hours ago 35,777 Views 29 Comments

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

Contrasting treatment of Kenny and Southgate shows football is more than just a results business
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Contrasting treatment of Kenny and Southgate shows football is more than just a results business

8 hours ago 22,839 Views 20 Comments

The reactions to the two managers are a window into their respective national team’s psyches, writes Paul Fennessy.

Council of Europe body expresses concern at low number of human trafficking prosecutions
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Council of Europe body expresses concern at low number of human trafficking prosecutions

9 hours ago 4,560 Views 0 Comments

Concern was also expressed about the availability of ‘qualified interpreters’ and a lack of specialised accomodation.

Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?

15 hours ago 26,773 Views 21 Comments

Some measures included in the €11 billion budget have already been enacted.

Yesterday's News

EU chief von der Leyen says Nord Stream leak due to 'sabotage'
# Nord Stream
# Nord Stream

EU chief von der Leyen says Nord Stream leak due to 'sabotage'

Updated 16 hours ago 60,983 Views 56 Comments

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

Late Brady penalty spares Ireland humiliating draw with Armenia
# Close Shave
From The42
# Close Shave

Late Brady penalty spares Ireland humiliating draw with Armenia

18 hours ago 39,487 Views 119 Comments

Ireland blew a 2-0 lead but ultimately prevailed 3-2 at the Aviva Stadium.

Suspended British MP apologises for calling Tory chancellor 'superficially black'
# Labour
# Labour

Suspended British MP apologises for calling Tory chancellor 'superficially black'

18 hours ago 25,474 Views 12 Comments

Huq can be heard discussing Kwarteng’s elite school background, adding ‘You wouldn’t know he is black’.

Penalty heartbreak for Ireland U21s as Israel advance to European Championship finals
# Hard To Take
From The42
# Hard To Take

Penalty heartbreak for Ireland U21s as Israel advance to European Championship finals

18 hours ago 17,003 Views 13 Comments

Jim Crawford’s side lost 3-1 on penalties after their second leg play-off ended goalless in Tel Aviv.

Landlord group 'shocked' at lack of supports as Donohoe says rent freeze won't work
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Landlord group 'shocked' at lack of supports as Donohoe says rent freeze won't work

18 hours ago 26,256 Views 45 Comments

The amount of pre-letting expenses landlords can claim has doubled.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

18 hours ago 4,532 Views 0 Comments

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

As it happened: Ireland v Armenia, Nations League From The42
Live 19 hours ago

As it happened: Ireland v Armenia, Nations League

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 19 hours ago 16,597 Views 13 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 19 hours ago 33,587 Views 29 Comments

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

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 19 hours ago 60,502 Views 33 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

20 hours ago 43,780 Views 18 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

20 hours ago 5,355 Views 4 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.

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