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Reader Q&A: From rents to tax to pensions, your questions about the Budget answered
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Reader Q&A: From rents to tax to pensions, your questions about the Budget answered

5 hours ago 2,347 Views 1 Comment
  • The Journal asked readers to submit their questions about Budget 2023 and received dozens of queries since Tuesday evening
  • We found the answers to your Budget questions, from the renters' tax credit and fuel allowance to childcare and electric vehicles.

Yesterday's News

Three Armenians killed as fresh clashes break out with Azerbaijan at border
# Border Clashes
# Border Clashes

Three Armenians killed as fresh clashes break out with Azerbaijan at border

6 hours ago 3,437 Views 4 Comments

Last week, the two countries’ foreign ministers met for talks mediated by the US Secretary of State.

'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

Updated 6 hours ago 27,712 Views 32 Comments

TDs expressed concern over the concrete block levy at their respective party meetings this evening.

'Huge' challenge to provide for refugees this year as State estimates €850m spend
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

'Huge' challenge to provide for refugees this year as State estimates €850m spend

7 hours ago 5,721 Views 21 Comments

Further funding will have to be sought for accommodating refugees from Ukraine and other countries, says minister

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as Category 4 storm
# Category 4
# Category 4

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as Category 4 storm

Updated 7 hours ago 32,647 Views 12 Comments

Ian is expected affect several million people across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Gardaí investigating after juvenile skeletal remains found in east Cork
# Killeagh
# Killeagh

Gardaí investigating after juvenile skeletal remains found in east Cork

7 hours ago 20,318 Views 0 Comments

The discovery of the remains in Killeagh was made after gardaí were given confidential information.

North Korea fires tests ballistic missiles on eve of Kamala Harris trip
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires tests ballistic missiles on eve of Kamala Harris trip

7 hours ago 5,770 Views 1 Comment

South Korea’s military said it had ‘detected two short-range ballistic missiles fired from the Sunan area in Pyongyang’.

Body of missing US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson found on Mount Manaslu in Nepal
# Himalayas
# Himalayas

Body of missing US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson found on Mount Manaslu in Nepal

7 hours ago 14,243 Views 2 Comments

Nelson slipped and went missing while skiing down the world’s eighth-highest mountain.

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 8 hours ago 22,623 Views 28 Comments

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

8 hours ago 3,270 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Biden appears to believe deceased politician is in audience at food conference

Biden appears to believe deceased politician is in audience at food conference

8 hours ago 38,862 Views 34 Comments

Officials claimed that the president simply had the congresswoman on his mind.

US dismisses Moscow's finger of blame for Nord Stream gas pipeline leaks
# Sabotage
# Sabotage

US dismisses Moscow's finger of blame for Nord Stream gas pipeline leaks

Updated 9 hours ago 44,878 Views 82 Comments

The US’s National Security Council said: ‘We all know Russia has a long history of spreading disinformation and is doing it again here.’

Dogs can sniff out the scent of stress, new study from Belfast researchers suggests

Dogs can sniff out the scent of stress, new study from Belfast researchers suggests

9 hours ago 9,740 Views 6 Comments

Researchers say the skill could be useful when training service dogs and therapy dogs.

TG4 to launch new Irish language children's TV channel
# Cula4
# Cula4

TG4 to launch new Irish language children's TV channel

10 hours ago 12,323 Views 12 Comments

Niamh Ní Chróinín will be the presenter of Cúla4.

Analysis: ‘Giveaway’ budget can’t gloss over collapsing living standards
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Analysis: ‘Giveaway’ budget can’t gloss over collapsing living standards

10 hours ago 9,341 Views 8 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan says while some budget measures will help, we cannot ignore the rough winter ahead.

Man arrested in Cavan on foot of European Arrest Warrant issued by Slovakian authorities
# Cavan Arrest
# Cavan Arrest

Man arrested in Cavan on foot of European Arrest Warrant issued by Slovakian authorities

10 hours ago 15,313 Views 0 Comments

He had been living and working in Ireland under a number of false identities.

IVF publicly funded through private clinics won't start until September 2023
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

IVF publicly funded through private clinics won't start until September 2023

10 hours ago 7,973 Views 8 Comments

The public system will be built up over the year to provide IVF services through six fertility hubs around the country.

Explainer: Why the UK's chaotic financial markets forced the Bank of England to step in
# Bond Buying
# Bond Buying

Explainer: Why the UK's chaotic financial markets forced the Bank of England to step in

10 hours ago 16,373 Views 14 Comments

The Bank intervened to try to bring surging yields in government bonds under control as they spiralled higher.

EU seeks trade sanctions on Russia over ‘sham’ Ukraine votes
# EU Sanctions
# EU Sanctions

EU seeks trade sanctions on Russia over ‘sham’ Ukraine votes

11 hours ago 6,589 Views 5 Comments

Simon Coveney said the results don’t ‘truly reflect what people in those parts of Ukraine actually want’.

The Explainer: What type of tax system does Ireland have?
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

The Explainer: What type of tax system does Ireland have?

11 hours ago 2,207 Views 1 Comment

Is it progressive? And what does that even mean? The ESRI’s Barra Roantree joins us on this week’s episode to explain all.

'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget
# Budget
# Budget

'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget

11 hours ago 10,281 Views 27 Comments

Many people are disinterested or disdainful of the Budget’s political pageantry.

Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be available by January
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be available by January

11 hours ago 5,978 Views 14 Comments

Cariban is prescribed and available in the Coombe, Rotunda and Holles Street maternity hospitals and has been for many years.

No spike in people seeking asylum from Russia in Ireland, O'Gorman says
# Fleeing Russia
# Fleeing Russia

No spike in people seeking asylum from Russia in Ireland, O'Gorman says

11 hours ago 8,282 Views 11 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman said applications made will also be treated on an “individualised basis”.

'Keyboard warriors have no understanding that what they say can affect somebody'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'Keyboard warriors have no understanding that what they say can affect somebody'

12 hours ago 21,616 Views 8 Comments

Jamie Hagan spoke with disarming honesty on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.

Barnier says EU 'must not and will not back down' on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Barnier says EU 'must not and will not back down' on Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated 12 hours ago 12,102 Views 15 Comments

Simon Coveney also met with the new NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris at Hillsborough Castle today.

Great Outdoors: Close to 30% of the public took up a new outdoor activity since the pandemic
# Great Outdoors
# Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors: Close to 30% of the public took up a new outdoor activity since the pandemic

13 hours ago 5,904 Views 4 Comments

Of those, nearly half have taken on more than one new outdoor activity.

Industrial electricity users face 10% hike during peak hours
# Peak Pricing
# Peak Pricing

Industrial electricity users face 10% hike during peak hours

13 hours ago 8,013 Views 9 Comments

The utilities regulator says the decision will impact large manufacturers and data centres but not domestic users.

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?

13 hours ago 9,358 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

13 hours ago 22,367 Views 9 Comments

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

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

14 hours ago 16,804 Views 22 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

14 hours ago 6,501 Views 5 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 15 hours ago 18,439 Views 29 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 15 hours ago 13,578 Views 24 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

15 hours ago 30,059 Views 14 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 15 hours ago 27,494 Views 14 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'

15 hours ago 9,843 Views 23 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

16 hours ago 45,036 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

17 hours ago 4,808 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

17 hours ago 33,566 Views 22 Comments

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

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