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# Cost of Living

This year
Taoiseach hopes to have a 5-year Fine Gael tax plan in place by end of year
Rental crisis in Dublin is a 'contributory factor' in garda resignations
Increase in early mortgage arrears 'driven primarily by non-banks' and a ‘cause for concern’
‘We need help’: Restaurant and cafe owners say they are struggling like never before
The Journal spoke to a number of restaurant, cafe and bar owners, with all of them reporting the same problems and suggesting similar solutions.
Over one million people to receive double social welfare payment this week
Over 90,000 calls were made to St Vincent de Paul last year from people seeking help with food
Electric Ireland to cut residential electricity prices for 1.1 million customers from March
Eurozone inflation jumps in December to 2.9%, dampening calls for interest rate cuts
Record corporation tax returns last year, as McGrath forecasts improved living standards in 2024
These are the Budget 2024 measures that will take effect from today
Last year
Humphreys announces details of three lump sum supports to be paid this week
Three lump sum payments announced in Budget 2024 to be paid this week
Supervalu closes 'non-viable' supermarkets amid stiff competition for customers
Slowdown in inflation welcomed by ministers, with energy prices falling
Double Child Benefit payment 'before Christmas' announced in Budget 2024
All households to receive €450 in energy credits over winter months
What we know so far about tomorrow's Budget: USC cuts, €750 rent credit and further 25% childcare cost cuts
Protesters march through Dublin city centre over cost of living ahead of Budget Day
Budget 2024: What exactly can we expect in next week's package?
Leo Varadkar defends smaller package of one-off budgetary measures
Cost of consumer goods and services rises 5% since last year
Living wage increased to nearly €15 to adjust for rising costs
Steep rise in number of Irish households falling into arrears on energy bills
Grocery price inflation slows but remains high at 11.5%
Flogas Energy announces 30% cut in electricity and natural gas unit rates and standard charges
Primary schools call for more funding as OECD report finds Ireland lagging behind neighbours
McGrath says Budget will be focused on cost of living and helping households with bills
Grocery inflation slowing but supermarket prices still rose by 12.8% in three months
Opinion: Leo Varadkar's Lidl-inspired cost-of-living leaflet is tone-deaf and out of touch
Margaret Lynch
Irish government dismisses suggestion of Italian-style windfall tax on bank profits
'I wonder have I failed my family': Readers describe their struggles with mortgage repayments
Dept of Finance says govt can't do anything about banks paying low interest rates to savers
Government urged to extend school books grant to secondary schools
Are you struggling because of increased mortgage interest rates?
Gas customers advised to submit meter readings as one woman overcharged by thousands
Back to school: Costs going down but parents still going into debt
Rising prices will have fundamental impact on budget, warns Paschal Donohoe
Major Irish supermarkets announce price cuts to own-brand milk
No evidence that Irish supermarkets are engaging in price gouging, report finds
Transport Minister has had no engagement with toll companies despite Cabinet colleague claims