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'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

5 hours ago 2,789 Views 3 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?

5 hours ago 4,275 Views 3 Comments

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

Yesterday's News

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

6 hours ago 7,809 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 7 hours ago 51,536 Views 48 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

7 hours ago 26,657 Views 99 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'

7 hours ago 12,741 Views 4 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

7 hours ago 10,461 Views 11 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

8 hours ago 16,031 Views 31 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

8 hours ago 2,967 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?

8 hours ago 13,929 Views 11 Comments

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

As it happened: Ireland v Armenia, Nations League From The42
Live 8 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 8 hours ago 12,895 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 8 hours ago 30,382 Views 28 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 8 hours ago 48,724 Views 30 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

9 hours ago 34,121 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

9 hours ago 3,680 Views 3 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

10 hours ago 22,770 Views 2 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

10 hours ago 10,292 Views 22 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 10 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 10 hours ago 123,237 Views 133 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 10 hours ago 83,956 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 10 hours ago 21,059 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 11 hours ago 15,501 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

11 hours ago 3,476 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

11 hours ago 4,331 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...

11 hours ago 2,850 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 12 hours ago 8,818 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 12 hours ago 8,979 Views 4 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 13 hours ago 23,962 Views 30 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

13 hours ago 15,090 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 13 hours ago 10,953 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 13 hours ago 11,739 Views 2 Comments

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

13 hours ago 37,598 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

14 hours ago 15,179 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

14 hours ago 22,118 Views 5 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 14 hours ago 29,542 Views 37 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

14 hours ago 23,524 Views 11 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

14 hours ago 3,566 Views 7 Comments

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

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

15 hours ago 118,044 Views 0 Comments

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

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