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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Increases

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# local government
Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)
Municipal councillors will soon be entitled to €1,000 extra.
# sponsored by kbc
7 big questions about the Budget, answered by an expert
We spoke to KBC economist Austin Hughes about how the upcoming Budget will affect you day to day.
# Daft Report
Rents across the country at 2008 levels as housing supply hits an all-time low
Rents rose by 16% in Cork since last year.
# rents are rising
Things are about to get even more squeezed for companies in Dublin
Commercial rents are expected to rise by 12% in the capital in the next year.
# shovel ready
This week’s vital property news: The new Daft report and a cap on the property tax
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# new ownership
More than 7,300 properties have had their property tax increased
This is since the charge was introduced in May 2013.
# here comes the boom
Ireland has the fastest rising house prices in the EU
The period between September 2013 and 2014 saw prices rise by 15%.
# north of the border
Could Belfast be the answer to your property woes?
The property market in Northern Ireland’s first city is set for growth in 2015.
# pay progression
Benchmarked pay increases open to Irish Water staff
Ervia has said that the pay model does not allow for increases simply because the market has increased.
# More Money
Mandate union secures €20m in pay increases for 40,000 members
By winning pay increases, Mandate says members have more money to spend in the local economy.
# Energy
Consumer group says Minister should intervene after Airtricity increases charges
Domestic electricity and gas standing charges will increase by as much as €1.50 per month for the company’s 600,000 customers from April.