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

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

50 minutes ago 4,582 Views 14 Comments

The Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines are strategic infrastructure linking Russia to Europe.

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

US military admits to killing 12 civilians worldwide in 2021

1 hour ago 3,572 Views 1 Comment

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

Children’s minister says fee freeze means childcare providers can’t hike prices following budget
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Children’s minister says fee freeze means childcare providers can’t hike prices following budget

1 hour ago 3,705 Views 4 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman also said a simplified system to register childminders will be introduced.

UK Chancellor Kwarteng seeks to calm City nerves after IMF urges a change of course

UK Chancellor Kwarteng seeks to calm City nerves after IMF urges a change of course

1 hour ago 7,390 Views 5 Comments

The International Monetary Fund said Kwarteng’s plans could increase inequality and called for him to ‘reevaluate’ his tax-cutting strategy.

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

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

Updated 1 hour ago 23,546 Views 24 Comments

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

Hurricane Ian leaves Cuba without power as it prepares to move over Florida
# Hurricane Ian
# Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian leaves Cuba without power as it prepares to move over Florida

2 hours ago 3,531 Views 2 Comments

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

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

2 hours ago 8,924 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Ukraine denounces annexation votes in four territories as Russia claims victory

2 hours ago 7,585 Views 12 Comments

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

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

3 hours ago 3,013 Views 0 Comments

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

'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

9 hours ago 10,363 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?

9 hours ago 21,758 Views 18 Comments

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

Yesterday's News

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 9 hours ago 13,316 Views 1 Comment

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

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 10 hours ago 58,842 Views 55 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

11 hours ago 35,549 Views 111 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'

11 hours ago 21,101 Views 10 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

12 hours ago 14,687 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

12 hours ago 22,803 Views 35 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

12 hours ago 3,986 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 12 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 12 hours ago 15,106 Views 7 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 13 hours ago 32,429 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 13 hours ago 53,917 Views 31 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

13 hours ago 40,093 Views 16 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

13 hours ago 4,656 Views 5 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.

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

14 hours ago 26,111 Views 3 Comments

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

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

14 hours ago 11,961 Views 24 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
Live 14 hours ago

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
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

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

Updated 15 hours ago 125,487 Views 136 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 15 hours ago 87,631 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 15 hours ago 23,928 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 15 hours ago 17,070 Views 34 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

15 hours ago 4,046 Views 4 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

15 hours ago 5,025 Views 4 Comments

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...

15 hours ago 3,226 Views 0 Comments

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

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 16 hours ago 9,172 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 16 hours ago 9,593 Views 5 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 17 hours ago 24,948 Views 30 Comments

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

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

19 hours ago 130,942 Views 0 Comments

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

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