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# energy poverty
Energy credits should not have included richest households, climate NGO says
A new report by Friends of the Earth has made 49 recommendations to government about how to tackle energy poverty.
Analysis: Government supports are welcome but will they improve living standards long-term?
Taking the temperature of the global economy, Economist Victor Duggan asks whether government support offered this week will be adequate.
# Childcare Costs
Increased childcare subsidies to take effect from today
Families can save up to €175 a month through the scheme.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you benefited from Budget 2023?
A number of measures announced in September took effect this week.
# budget 2023
These are the Budget 2023 measures that will take effect from today
While some of budget measures kicked in almost immediately, others take effect from today.
# Housing Crisis
Taoiseach to meet experts in housing in the coming weeks as Govt attempt to kick-start acceleration plan
So are we heading Housing for All 2.0?
# Landlords
Housing minister: 'I'll be frank, we've got to revisit the tax treatment for small landlords'
In an interview with The Journal, the housing minister said tax measures is one way to keep landlords in the market.
In an interview with The Journal, Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien said the tax treatment of landlords is something the government will discuss further.
Small landlords are continuing to leave the market, said the minister.
Pressure will be put on local authorities to ramp up their delivery of homes next year.
Dublin property price ceilings under First Home Scheme to increase to €475,000
Government criticised over €700 million capital underspend in housing budget
# energy supports
European Commission approves €1.2 billion energy support scheme for businesses
Businesses who qualify for the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme will receive 40% of the increase in its energy bills.
# budget 2023
Four Cost of Living lump sum supports to be paid to over 800,000 people this week
Payments totaling €325 million will be made this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
# Child Benefit
The double child benefit payment of €280 announced in the Budget is being paid today
The Child Benefit is a monthly payment of €140 to support parents and guardians.
Cafe owner: We are being persecuted by the 'latte levy' due to come in
Restaurant owner Peter Shanahan says businesses like his have done all they can to work sustainably and the new coffee cup levy will hurt that effort.
# concrete levy
Committee to be told concrete levy will add €1,200 to cost of the 'most common house types'
The SCSI will tell the committee that the levy will ‘challenge the viability of construction projects’.
# Student Accommodation
Donohoe announces expansion of €500 rent credit to parents of third-level students
The new €500 rental credit was announced as part of Budget 2023.
# maintenance grant
Student grant holders to receive additional maintenance payment in mid-December
For some students, it will result in an additional €679 before the end of the year.
# budget 2023
Ministers announce payment dates for social protection supports introduced in Budget
A double social welfare payment will be paid next week while a double Child Benefit payment will be paid at the start of next month.
# budget 2023
Cabinet signs off on plan for three €200 energy credits
The credits are due to be paid in November, January and March.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the new concrete block levy?
Sinn Féin has tabled a Dáil motion to scrap the new levy.
Student: 'In a country with top universities, it's disgraceful that we have nowhere to live'
Students deserve more than just barely surviving in college, says Mairead Maguire.
'I want the homeless number to come down': Short-term let controls on the way, says minister
Changes to the homeless HAP are also on the way.
# Housing
€1,000 rent credit just a 'starting point', as housing minister says Govt will look to increase it
A €1,000 tax credit for 2022 and 2023 was announced this week as part of the budget.
# Housing
Shared equity scheme to be extended to self-build homes, says minister
Controversial planning rules for “build-to-rent” apartments are also set to be abolished.
# ff ard fheis
No mini-budget in January, but budget package will 'get us through winter', says Martin
The windfall tax take will help ‘buffer’ Ireland’s finances, says the Taoiseach.
Boiling down the Budget: Here are all the major changes in one place
A report by
Lauren Boland
It’s time to take stock of what the Budget brought, what it means for people, and how the country responded.
Now that we're a few days past the announcement, it's time to take stock of what the Budget brought, what it means for people, and how the country responded.
Here's where you can find everything you need to know about Budget 2023 on The Journal.
Varadkar 'does not envisage' mini-budget as Taoiseach but can't rule out further intervention
Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?
Opinion: State-funded IVF is a sign we're finally moving in the right direction
Catherine Ardagh says the IVF support announced in the budget should take pressure off many hoping to conceive.
Reader Q&A: From rents to tax to pensions, your questions about the Budget answered
A report by
Lauren Boland
We found the answers to your Budget questions, from the renters’ tax credit and fuel allowance to childcare and electric vehicles.
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.
'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023
Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?
# concrete levy
'A major shock': Cost of building new homes to go up by as much as €3k due to concrete levy
TDs expressed concern over the concrete block levy at their respective party meetings this evening.
# budget 2023
'Huge' challenge to provide for refugees this year as State estimates €850m spend
Further funding will have to be sought for accommodating refugees from Ukraine and other countries, says minister
# Budget
'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget
Many people are disinterested or disdainful of the Budget’s political pageantry.
# Cula4
TG4 to launch new Irish language children's TV channel
Niamh Ní Chróinín will be the presenter of Cúla4.
Analysis: ‘Giveaway’ budget can’t gloss over collapsing living standards
Economist Victor Duggan says while some budget measures will help, we cannot ignore the rough winter ahead.
# budget 2023
IVF publicly funded through private clinics won't start until September 2023
The public system will be built up over the year to provide IVF services through six fertility hubs around the country.
# budget 2023
The Explainer: What type of tax system does Ireland have?
Is it progressive? And what does that even mean? The ESRI’s Barra Roantree joins us on this week’s episode to explain all.
# budget 2023
Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be available by January
Cariban is prescribed and available in the Coombe, Rotunda and Holles Street maternity hospitals and has been for many years.
# budget 2023
Minister hopes parents using childminders will benefit from cheaper childcare next year
Roderic O’Gorman says some childminders are concerned about what a new regulatory system will mean for them.
# cost of living crisis
Varadkar 'does not envisage' mini-budget as Taoiseach but can't rule out further intervention
The Tánaiste said €2 billion from the ‘rainy day’ fund could be used to help with rising living costs.
# rental tax credit
Sinn Féin leader labels Rental Tax Credit a 'half-baked measure' that could 'fuel rent hikes'
Taoieach Micheál Martin said the budget ‘directs resources to those who need it most’.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Budget 2023 was fair?
Let us know what you think about yesterday’s announcement.
Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?
Financial advisor Ralph Benson looks at the budget announcements today and finds out who got top billing.
# your stories
'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023
We asked our readers to share their responses to the budget. Here’s what they told us.
# Questions answered
Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?
Does my landlord need to be registered? What if I’m on HAP?