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#Cost of Living

# cost-of-living - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Poll: Have you been trying to reduce your fuel consumption?
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Poll: Have you been trying to reduce your fuel consumption?

Sat 9:15 AM 44,725 Views 97 Comments

Let us know.

# cost-of-living - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Poll: When was the last time you had a pay rise?
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Poll: When was the last time you had a pay rise?

Wed 9:18 AM 32,037 Views 53 Comments

Let us know.

# cost-of-living - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Government 'can't take risks with economy', says Taoiseach in response to calls for mini budget
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Government 'can't take risks with economy', says Taoiseach in response to calls for mini budget

Tue 2:57 PM 10,221 Views 32 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin faced more calls for an emergency budget today.

Contact Department of Social Protection if you're struggling with bills, says McGrath
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Contact Department of Social Protection if you're struggling with bills, says McGrath

Jun 21st 2022, 10:48 AM 18,702 Views 31 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said the government cannot counter every increase in people’s expenditure.

# cost-of-living - Monday 20 June, 2022

Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 2:19 PM 25,945 Views 46 Comments

Martin warned that the toughest period in this crisis could be wintertime.

# cost-of-living - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'

Jun 19th 2022, 1:41 PM 26,715 Views 52 Comments

The Taoiseach’s comment follow several cost of living protests yesterday.

# cost-of-living - Saturday 18 June, 2022

Cost-of-living protests underway across Ireland
# Barely Getting By
# Barely Getting By

Cost-of-living protests underway across Ireland

Updated Jun 18th 2022, 3:59 PM 72,214 Views 207 Comments

A variety of unions and opposition parties are calling on the government to bring forward a ‘mini-budget’.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget

Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget

Updated Jun 16th 2022, 3:04 PM 31,887 Views 96 Comments

As things stand, the Tánaiste said the plan is still to wait until budget day in October.

Report finds number of households in energy poverty now at highest recorded rate
# ESRI
# ESRI

Report finds number of households in energy poverty now at highest recorded rate

Jun 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 8,870 Views 11 Comments

The estimate is based on energy inflation observed from January 2021 to April 2022.

# cost-of-living - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Cost of living protests planned for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo on Saturday
# Barely Getting By
# Barely Getting By

Cost of living protests planned for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo on Saturday

Jun 15th 2022, 4:34 PM 17,919 Views 42 Comments

The Cost of Living Coalition is calling for urgent and immediate action.

Moving income tax credits and bands will improve take-home pay, says Donohoe
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Moving income tax credits and bands will improve take-home pay, says Donohoe

Jun 15th 2022, 3:29 PM 26,548 Views 39 Comments

The finance minister says Government will use indexation to up peoples’ take-home pay.

# cost-of-living - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Government announces new plans which will save customers €75 on electricity annually
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Government announces new plans which will save customers €75 on electricity annually

Jun 14th 2022, 5:10 PM 30,860 Views 49 Comments

It is part of the coalition’s plans to cut the cost of living.

'Not right' pay increases for workers should be gobbled up by tax, USC and PRSI, says Varadkar
# Income Tax
# Income Tax

'Not right' pay increases for workers should be gobbled up by tax, USC and PRSI, says Varadkar

Jun 14th 2022, 4:48 PM 30,301 Views 42 Comments

The Tánaiste says it is a Government commitment to index tax bands and credits.

# cost-of-living - Monday 13 June, 2022

October's Budget will target those most in need, says Taoiseach
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

October's Budget will target those most in need, says Taoiseach

Jun 13th 2022, 6:09 PM 17,978 Views 38 Comments

Government knows the pressure people are under, says Taoiseach.

# cost-of-living - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Housing is government's 'biggest failure', Social Democrats say at national conference
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Housing is government's 'biggest failure', Social Democrats say at national conference

Updated Jun 11th 2022, 5:42 PM 25,361 Views 39 Comments

Members of the Social Democrats convened today for its first in-person conference since 2019.

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,533 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

# cost-of-living - Friday 10 June, 2022

Bausch and Lomb management willing to meet union in bid to halt planned work stoppages
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Bausch and Lomb management willing to meet union in bid to halt planned work stoppages

Updated Jun 10th 2022, 5:44 PM 27,051 Views 28 Comments

The action is due to start at the company’s Waterford plant tomorrow.

Govt won't be dropping motorway tolls as part of its plan to tackle the cost-of-living surge
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Govt won't be dropping motorway tolls as part of its plan to tackle the cost-of-living surge

Jun 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 21,218 Views 49 Comments
  • A spokesperson for Minister Eamon Ryan has confirmed that there are no plans to reduce toll charges despite commuters facing crippling price hikes in fuel, reports Christina Finn.
  • Some in Govt circles say they are open to looking at reducing toll charges, but fear that such a proposal would not get past the Greens.
  • One Fine Gael TD says he is in favour of a toll reduction, saying it would help motorists that are under pressure.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Public service pay talks are now officially underway
# Rising Inflation
# Rising Inflation

Public service pay talks are now officially underway

Jun 9th 2022, 3:17 PM 18,926 Views 19 Comments

The talks will be facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission from next week.

Hopes rise that Budget 2023 will introduce new 30% tax band to help squeezed middle
# Budget Roundup
# Budget Roundup

Hopes rise that Budget 2023 will introduce new 30% tax band to help squeezed middle

Jun 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 67,175 Views 104 Comments
  • Minister Heather Humphreys throws her support behind comments made by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recently, where he said a new middle rate tax band could help cushion the blow of inflation on the squeezed middle, reports Christina Finn
  • Increasing State supports and reducing the cost of services is understood to be the main focus for Budget 2023 this October.
  • Discussions underway to reduce childcare costs, public transport fares and hospital charges.

# cost-of-living - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre

Jun 8th 2022, 2:27 PM 42,448 Views 63 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys says remote working is a ‘sensible option’ for those looking to cut costs.

# cost-of-living - Monday 6 June, 2022

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?

Jun 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,742 Views 0 Comments
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar made the claim last month - so we’ve decided to see whether Ireland has actually done more than the UK.
  • Varadkar said Ireland is "ahead of what’s being done in the United Kingdom” when comparing “like with like”.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Ryan signals need for social welfare and tax changes to get country through 'very difficult period'
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Ryan signals need for social welfare and tax changes to get country through 'very difficult period'

Jun 2nd 2022, 12:46 PM 27,539 Views 53 Comments

Taoiseach has said there will be “a challenging number of months ahead with the cost of living”.

# cost-of-living - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Over eight in ten will monitor spending more closely this year, An Post says
# Inflation
# Inflation

Over eight in ten will monitor spending more closely this year, An Post says

Jun 1st 2022, 5:53 PM 5,564 Views 1 Comment

The poll examined spending and money management habits.

Petrol prices rise over €2 per litre mark following EU announcement of Russian oil ban
# Fuel Costs
# Fuel Costs

Petrol prices rise over €2 per litre mark following EU announcement of Russian oil ban

Jun 1st 2022, 1:33 PM 16,907 Views 24 Comments

Head of communications at AA Ireland Paddy Comyn told The Journal that prices are at a record high.

# cost-of-living - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Spending watchdog warns that inflation crisis could hurt govt's budget for big ticket plans
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Spending watchdog warns that inflation crisis could hurt govt's budget for big ticket plans

Updated May 31st 2022, 8:35 AM 13,451 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council urged the government to properly factor in the cost of major health, climate and defence plans.

# cost-of-living - Friday 27 May, 2022

Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year

May 27th 2022, 8:29 AM 8,294 Views 17 Comments

Consumer pessimism is at its highest level for nine years.

# cost-of-living - Monday 16 May, 2022

Extra Fuel Allowance payment of €100 to be issued this week
# Heating
# Heating

Extra Fuel Allowance payment of €100 to be issued this week

May 16th 2022, 11:25 AM 30,337 Views 33 Comments

All households who received Fuel Allowance in early April will automatically receive the €100 lump sum.

# cost-of-living - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Ivana Bacik: Something has to give as costs soar - Ireland needs a pay rise
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Ivana Bacik: Something has to give as costs soar - Ireland needs a pay rise

May 15th 2022, 7:30 AM 25,153 Views 44 Comments

The Labour leader says a national pay rise will be a win-win for everyone.

# cost-of-living - Friday 13 May, 2022

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds
# Cost Of Childcare
# Cost Of Childcare

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds

May 13th 2022, 3:54 PM 19,157 Views 35 Comments

A new report finds that the average weekly fee nationally per child for full day childcare is €186.84.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Despite prices falling at the pump, annual Irish consumer price inflation hit 7% in April — a 22-year high
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Despite prices falling at the pump, annual Irish consumer price inflation hit 7% in April — a 22-year high

May 12th 2022, 11:42 AM 10,427 Views 26 Comments

Consumer price inflation has now been rising at an annual pace of 5% or more since October 2022.

# cost-of-living - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Opinion: Out-of-pocket expenses for workers are way too high in Ireland
# Overpriced
# Overpriced

Opinion: Out-of-pocket expenses for workers are way too high in Ireland

May 10th 2022, 11:23 AM 28,471 Views 14 Comments

A worker in Ireland earning a very modest wage must pay market prices for essential services, writes Dr Laura Bambrick.

# cost-of-living - Monday 9 May, 2022

Rising fuel prices push motorists to reconsider their car usage

Rising fuel prices push motorists to reconsider their car usage

May 9th 2022, 12:05 PM 25,493 Views 29 Comments

57% of adults surveyed said that they were changing or considering changing how frequently they use their car.

# cost-of-living - Friday 6 May, 2022

McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay
# Rising Inflation
# Rising Inflation

McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay

May 6th 2022, 5:21 PM 18,847 Views 18 Comments

The talks will centre around the pay for 350,000 people who work in the public sector.

# cost-of-living - Friday 29 April, 2022

Eurozone inflation hits record high of 7.5% as growth slows amid Ukraine war
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Eurozone inflation hits record high of 7.5% as growth slows amid Ukraine war

Apr 29th 2022, 1:34 PM 10,138 Views 24 Comments

The figure is the highest recorded by the European statistics office since the publication of this indicator began in January 1997.

# cost-of-living - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice
# POA
# POA

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice

Apr 27th 2022, 7:01 AM 18,382 Views 8 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) began their annual conference in Sligo last night.

# cost-of-living - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget
# Capping Fees
# Capping Fees

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget

Apr 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 62,260 Views 63 Comments
  • Childcare fees will be capped at September 2021 levels if a deal can be done on pay and conditions.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says increased subsidies should be used to reduce costs considerably for parents.
  • Government believes a reduction in the cost of childcare 'will help with cost of living'.

# cost-of-living - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Consumer sentiment falls sharply for second month in a row as cost of living crisis spirals
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Consumer sentiment falls sharply for second month in a row as cost of living crisis spirals

Apr 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 20,019 Views 22 Comments

The index also found that Irish consumers became increasingly worried about the broader economic outlook.

# cost-of-living - Monday 18 April, 2022

Four in five people think next month's Carbon Tax increase should be delayed
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

Four in five people think next month's Carbon Tax increase should be delayed

Apr 18th 2022, 6:30 AM 47,454 Views 86 Comments

It’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.

# cost-of-living - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

New energy security plan outlines how Ireland will offset prices and 'potential shocks'
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

New energy security plan outlines how Ireland will offset prices and 'potential shocks'

Apr 13th 2022, 12:56 PM 14,290 Views 38 Comments

Reduced VAT, extra fuel allowance, and €20 million towards solar panels for households with medical equipment are among the new measures.

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