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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

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This year
2023
# NFL
Bills, Giants and Bengals advance from thrilling wildcard round
Quarterback Josh Allen threw two interceptions and gave up a fumble touchdown to effectively gift underdogs Miami 24 points.
Taoiseach: 'No cliff edge to cost-of-living supports at the end of February'
Discussions will take place in the coming weeks on what further supports will be needed.
Last year
2022
# Cost of Living
Food businesses remaining closed early in week to save on energy costs
One bar in Dublin is switching off its heating on Tuesdays but offering a food discount to customers.
# Cost of Living
€22.7 million paid out so far this year on emergency social welfare payments
The Government has provided funding of €45.75 million for the additional needs payment this year.
# energy costs
Telling people to tighten their belts shows Govt is 'out of touch' on cost of living, says SF
The Taoiseach told the Dáil that Putin wants western governments to get the blame for rising energy costs.
# Cost of Living
VAT on gas and electricity could be cut to 9% under Government proposals to tackle cost of living crisis
Households could receive an additional three weeks payment of the fuel allowance as part of the proposed measures.
# Cost of Living
€100 one-off payment should be passed on to electricity customers by the end of March
Approximately 2.1 million domestic electricity account holders will benefit from the one-off credit.
All time
# Energy prices
Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers
The Dáil is finishing up for Christmas this week.
# NFL
Streaking Patriots use rushing attack to roll over Bills in 'crazy game'
New England won their seventh straight game with a 14-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
# winter bills
Government will engage with Electric Ireland about its planned price hike, says Taoiseach
Electric Ireland is set to increase prices by an average of 3.4% from October.
# Water Charges
If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June
This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.
# New Laws
Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.
# bills
'I didn't need that additional fear': Hospital debt collectors 'causing stress' to cancer patients
The Irish Cancer Society has called for the abolition of inpatient fees in the next Budget.
# not gas
Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices
Panda Power and Pinergy have become the latest Irish energy companies to up their prices.
# Bills Bills Bills
It costs about €16,000 per year to run a house - just under half the average wage
However, it’s about €5,000 less than during the boom.
# Price Hikes
SSE Airtricity and Bord Gais Energy to up electricity prices
Three in five Irish households were forced to borrow to meet the costs of essential bills last year, according to a spokesperson for Switcher.ie.
# electric quick nick
Your electricity bill will now cost an extra €24 a year
It was announced that the Public Service Obligation levy is being increased by 30%.
# live a better life
Ask an expert: Your questions about contracts, bills, and roaming charges
What is a fair-usage policy? And can you just break a contract if you’re not happy?
# duplicate payments
Are you with Vodafone? Some customers have been charged their monthly bill twice
The company said that affected customers will be refunded over the next few days.
# scraping by
60% of Irish people borrow to pay their household bills
20% borrowed money from family and friends to pay their bills.
# Taxing times
Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%
The Commission for Energy Regulation is proposing the increase to the Public Service Obligation levy.
# claire byrne live
Majority of Irish people think water charges should be refunded to those who have paid
Just 8% don’t know what they think on the issue.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think we should pay for our water?
Water charges may be suspended for at least nine months.
Voices
Abolishing water charges is a return to the policies that collapsed our economy
Troika observers reading our newspapers must be banging their heads against their desks and screaming at their monitors: “You’re. Screwing. It. Up. Again.”
Voices
'Managing my debt got too much for me. I started to have panic attacks'
One man describes how he couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.
# not even close
Irish Water have been sending a Wexford couple's bills... to Vietnam
Could it be the fault of the new postcodes?
# going dutch
This woman refused to split the bill on First Dates and all hell broke loose
Yet another brilliantly excruciating exchange.
# Signed Up
Exactly 422,455 households have not registered with Irish Water
The report from the Comptroller & Auditor General says further funding of €1.4 billion is anticipated to be invested in 2015 and 2016.
# Water Charges
Irish Water says more than half of households now paying bills
Paul Murphy TD said the anti-water charges movement is still looking good.
# devastated
Irish Water issues bill to woman for dead husband's water usage
The woman was “devastated” by the experience.
# Irish Water
Junior Minister claims Irish Water registration is "increasing by the day" - but hasn't seen registration figures
Paudie Coffey got into a bit of a row on the radio this morning.
# bills
Irish Water denies cold calling people who have not paid their bills
The Anti-Austerity Alliance IS calling on landlords “not to act as enforcers for Irish Water”.
# bills
'Government need a 50% compliance rate' to make Irish Water work
Minister Kathleen Lynch said she believes the majority of people will pay their bill.
# post no bills
UPC blasted for cutting post office bill payments
Customers are being written to at the moment – but the cut-off for An Post payments happens next week.
# better than a loan
"The bills had been piling up - then this happened" - Dublin man who just picked up €500,000 in lottery win
“For me, this is a chance to make a good life.”
# Water Charges
Irish Water thinks it's better you don't know how many bills have been paid
Anti-austerity TD Paul Murphy has been thwarted in his efforts to find out how many bills have been paid.
# Keeping schtum
Irish Water is refusing to say how many people have paid their bills
The utility has outlined a number of reasons why it won’t release the figures at this stage.
# bills
Irish Water apologises after sending letters to man six years dead
The man’s widow says she was shocked to receive the letters with ‘RIP’ written beside her husband’s name.
# bills
Ian Bailey could have millions in costs awarded against him
Legal sources say his bill will be “not low in the seven figures”.