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# your stories
Will Budget 2023 make any difference to you? We want to hear your stories
We’d love to hear your stories today. Will Budget 2023 help you, what’s your view?

LAST UPDATE | Sep 27th 2022, 2:25 PM

BUDGET 2023 HAS just been announced, with few surprises. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath addressed the Dáil this afternoon.

They have released this budget package in the hope of combatting the unprecedented increases in the cost of living, particularly energy costs for households and businesses.

Will it work?

Now that we know what measures are being put in place, The Journal wants to hear from you. Do you believe Budget 2023 will bring about any real change to your life, and to your pocket?

Please contact us to share your story:

  • Are you struggling this year to make ends meet? Do you feel this budget has helped at all in this regard?
  • Are you any more secure in how you see the winter going now, will energy costs be more manageable?
  • Do you pay for childcare, will the changes make a difference?
  • What about school books, hospital charges?
  • Are you renting a property, does this help at all?
  • Do you or your family members have college fees, how will this affect you?
  • Are you running a business, will this help?
  • All other questions, issues and opinions are welcome

We’ll share readers’ experiences in an article to run tomorrow, so do contact us as soon as you can. Please include your name, age and the county/region in which you live along with your story.

If you wish to remain anonymous or use your first name only in the article that’s no problem. This is your chance to have your say. 

Simply email laurabyrne@thejournal.ie with the subject line ‘Your stories – Budget’.