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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 37 minutes ago 10,065 Views 14 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

59 minutes ago 2,232 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?

1 hour ago 8,612 Views 25 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

1 hour ago 6,725 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened around 8am yesterday morning.

Varadkar says reserve money could be used next year if prices continue to rise
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Varadkar says reserve money could be used next year if prices continue to rise

1 hour ago 3,511 Views 10 Comments

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

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 1 hour ago 16,035 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

2 hours ago 12,296 Views 34 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

3 hours ago 6,860 Views 4 Comments

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

3 hours ago 6,411 Views 8 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

3 hours ago 12,152 Views 9 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 3 hours ago 29,352 Views 29 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

4 hours ago 4,735 Views 3 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

4 hours ago 16,280 Views 14 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

5 hours ago 3,763 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

11 hours ago 12,120 Views 7 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?

11 hours ago 24,319 Views 20 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 12 hours ago 59,888 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

13 hours ago 37,600 Views 116 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'

13 hours ago 23,164 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

14 hours ago 15,827 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

14 hours ago 24,453 Views 42 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

14 hours ago 4,206 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 14 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 14 hours ago 15,762 Views 8 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 15 hours ago 32,904 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 15 hours ago 56,624 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

15 hours ago 41,789 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

16 hours ago 4,885 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

16 hours ago 27,188 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

16 hours ago 12,521 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 16 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 17 hours ago 126,512 Views 138 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 17 hours ago 88,681 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 17 hours ago 25,002 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 17 hours ago 17,749 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

17 hours ago 4,222 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

17 hours ago 5,261 Views 5 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...

17 hours ago 3,344 Views 0 Comments

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

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

21 hours ago 136,739 Views 0 Comments

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

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