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#Budget

# budget - Today's News

Reader Q&A: From rents to tax to pensions, your questions about the Budget answered
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Reader Q&A: From rents to tax to pensions, your questions about the Budget answered

21 hours ago 19,770 Views 8 Comments
  • 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.

# budget - Yesterday's News

'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget
# Budget
# Budget

'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget

23 hours ago 16,448 Views 37 Comments

Many people are disinterested or disdainful of the Budget’s political pageantry.

FactCheck: Is the renters' €500 tax credit just worth seven days worth of rent in Dublin?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the renters' €500 tax credit just worth seven days worth of rent in Dublin?

Wed 3:51 PM 11,199 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by a housing charity after the budget was announced.

Minister hopes parents using childminders will benefit from cheaper childcare next year
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Minister hopes parents using childminders will benefit from cheaper childcare next year

Updated Wed 1:45 PM 19,556 Views 29 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman says some childminders are concerned about what a new regulatory system will mean for them.

# budget - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed
# Welfare
# Welfare

Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed

Updated Tue 8:26 PM 68,569 Views 34 Comments
  • There will be a double payment of child benefit paid out in November.
  • The Fuel Allowance is set to have it's means test ceiling raised, alongside a €400 lump sum.
  • The total package is worth €2.2 billion.
Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €100,000
# Take Home Pay
# Take Home Pay

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €100,000

Tue 7:42 PM 46,728 Views 18 Comments

Here’s a breakdown of how your tax will change.

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €60,000
# After Tax
# After Tax

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €60,000

Tue 7:15 PM 30,247 Views 3 Comments

You’ll be paying around €800 less tax under Budget 2023.

Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset

Tue 6:43 PM 13,937 Views 26 Comments

The controversial tax will continue to increase as planned under Budget 2023.

As It Happened: Reaction as Budget 2023 and package to tackle cost-of-living crisis announced
Live Tue 6:41 PM

As It Happened: Reaction as Budget 2023 and package to tackle cost-of-living crisis announced

'Our citizens need help': Everything you need to know about Budget 2023
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

'Our citizens need help': Everything you need to know about Budget 2023

Updated Tue 6:32 PM 130,412 Views 141 Comments

The Government has confirmed a range of measures including tax band changes, electricity credits and social welfare increases.

National Security: 1,000 new gardaí, and defence funding to include money for primary air radar
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

National Security: 1,000 new gardaí, and defence funding to include money for primary air radar

Updated Tue 6:10 PM 19,775 Views 39 Comments

Defence will increase to €1.174bn which is a €67m rise from the 2022 allocation.

Reader Q&A: Got a question about Budget 2023? Get in touch...
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Reader Q&A: Got a question about Budget 2023? Get in touch...

Tue 5:45 PM 3,621 Views 0 Comments

What would you like to know about the proposals outlined in Tuesday’s budget announcement?

VAT is scrapped on newspapers, defibrilators and HRT but will increase for hospitality
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

VAT is scrapped on newspapers, defibrilators and HRT but will increase for hospitality

Tue 3:37 PM 17,396 Views 9 Comments

VAT is being removed from newspapers, defibrillators and hormone and nicotine replacement therapies.

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €40,000
# In Your Pocket
# In Your Pocket

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €40,000

Tue 3:24 PM 44,199 Views 6 Comments

You’ll be paying less tax because of changes to the PAYE cut-off, tax credits, and the USC.

10% levy on concrete blocks to help fund mica and pyrite redress schemes
# Mica
# Mica

10% levy on concrete blocks to help fund mica and pyrite redress schemes

Updated Tue 2:57 PM 34,261 Views 36 Comments

The levy is expected to raise €80 million anually and it will be applied from 3 April 2023 at a rate of 10%.

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €30,000
# Budget Calculator
# Budget Calculator

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €30,000

Tue 2:48 PM 27,100 Views 11 Comments

Changes to tax credits and USC mean you’re about to pay less tax.

Income tax standard rate cut off point raised to €40,000
# Tax Bands
# Tax Bands

Income tax standard rate cut off point raised to €40,000

Tue 1:55 PM 24,998 Views 5 Comments

The €3,200 rise in the rate will amount to €640 for most PAYE workers.

# budget - Saturday 24 September, 2022

Public finance surplus of over €4.4 billion projected for this year
# Budget War Chest
# Budget War Chest

Public finance surplus of over €4.4 billion projected for this year

Sat 10:35 AM 16,092 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s finances are in rude health, even compared with projections from earlier this year.

# budget - Friday 23 September, 2022

VAT on newspapers likely to be abolished, Taoiseach indicates
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

VAT on newspapers likely to be abolished, Taoiseach indicates

Sep 23rd 2022, 8:15 PM 15,779 Views 23 Comments

Government discussions about slashing the VAT rate are underway.

# budget - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

Budget 2023: What can we expect in next week's package?
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Budget 2023: What can we expect in next week's package?

Sep 20th 2022, 6:00 AM 87,721 Views 32 Comments

Next week’s budget is set to be split in two, with one-off cost-of-living measures expected to be included.

# budget - Monday 19 September, 2022

Analysis: Dysfunctional housing policy is failing a generation of renters
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Analysis: Dysfunctional housing policy is failing a generation of renters

Updated Sep 19th 2022, 10:00 AM 24,343 Views 49 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan looks at the rental policy failures that have brought us to the current crisis.

# budget - Sunday 18 September, 2022

Varadkar unapologetic on 'Sinn Féin manifesto' remark about Commission on taxation
# Budget
# Budget

Varadkar unapologetic on 'Sinn Féin manifesto' remark about Commission on taxation

Sep 18th 2022, 2:35 PM 29,205 Views 40 Comments

‘I hope we’re not in the place where you can’t say what you think anymore in politics.’

# budget - Sunday 11 September, 2022

Coveney says government is 'ruling nothing out' in response to cost-of-living crisis
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Coveney says government is 'ruling nothing out' in response to cost-of-living crisis

Sep 11th 2022, 2:44 PM 30,503 Views 31 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister warned “this isn’t a crisis that is going to go away quickly”.

# budget - Saturday 10 September, 2022

Green Party believes being in Government is 'right thing to do for the country'
# Think-In
# Think-In

Green Party believes being in Government is 'right thing to do for the country'

Sep 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 18,745 Views 120 Comments

The Green Party is holding its think-in today in Co Clare as the Dáil returns from its summer recess.

# budget - Friday 2 September, 2022

Exchequer records surplus of €6.3 billion as coalition plots Budget to tackle cost of living crisis
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

Exchequer records surplus of €6.3 billion as coalition plots Budget to tackle cost of living crisis

Updated Sep 2nd 2022, 5:45 PM 36,634 Views 45 Comments

It comes as the ESRI’s senior research officer said that 43% of households could be in energy poverty due to rising prices.

# budget - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Budget must be ‘balancing act’ between helping vulnerable and stoking inflation, watchdog warns
# Fiscal Advisory Council
# Fiscal Advisory Council

Budget must be ‘balancing act’ between helping vulnerable and stoking inflation, watchdog warns

Aug 31st 2022, 6:00 AM 8,339 Views 6 Comments

The Fiscal Advisory Council said Ireland’s economic recovery has lost momentum in recent months.

# budget - Friday 19 August, 2022

'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste

Updated Aug 19th 2022, 12:59 PM 65,423 Views 107 Comments
  • Varadkar says the Government needs to have "another go" at fixing the housing crisis
  • Renters need more help, declares Tánaiste
  • However, Budget 2023 will not have all the solutions to fix property situation

# budget - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Call for all social welfare payments to be increased by €20 as older people 'turn off heating'
# Age Action
# Age Action

Call for all social welfare payments to be increased by €20 as older people 'turn off heating'

Aug 16th 2022, 11:35 AM 27,601 Views 58 Comments

Age Action said the State Pension should be increased by at least €23 in the Budget.

# budget - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Costs of climate action measures and Slaintecare not properly recorded, committee told
# Public Spending
# Public Spending

Costs of climate action measures and Slaintecare not properly recorded, committee told

Jul 13th 2022, 8:59 PM 12,441 Views 12 Comments

The pensions issue, climate financing and healthcare reform are the main challenges for Ireland’s finances.

Defence spending boost confirmed but doubt cast over several key reform proposals
# New Plan
# New Plan

Defence spending boost confirmed but doubt cast over several key reform proposals

Updated Jul 13th 2022, 12:50 PM 22,425 Views 30 Comments

A new high level action plan on the Defence Forces has been launched this morning.

# budget - Friday 1 July, 2022

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 4:20 PM 20,687 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet could decide next week to bring the Budget forward to the end of September.

# budget - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Eamon Ryan 'wouldn't object' to bringing Budget forward to September
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Eamon Ryan 'wouldn't object' to bringing Budget forward to September

Jun 30th 2022, 1:29 PM 11,248 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Transport said the matter will be discussed at Cabinet next week.

# budget - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'
# FEMPI
# FEMPI

High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'

Updated Jun 22nd 2022, 9:00 AM 45,975 Views 108 Comments

The public servants due to have their pay restored include medical consultants, members of the judiciary and some CEOs.

# budget - Friday 3 June, 2022

The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU
# Comparison
# Comparison

The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU

Jun 3rd 2022, 9:00 PM 32,314 Views 43 Comments

Our interactive graphs showing where Ireland ranks compared to other EU countries.

# budget - Friday 13 May, 2022

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds
# Cost Of Childcare
# Cost Of Childcare

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds

May 13th 2022, 3:54 PM 19,826 Views 35 Comments

A new report finds that the average weekly fee nationally per child for full day childcare is €186.84.

# budget - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Living wage proposals to be brought to Government before summer, says Varadkar
# Inflation
# Inflation

Living wage proposals to be brought to Government before summer, says Varadkar

Apr 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 21,730 Views 24 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said indexing the tax bands further is needed now more than ever.

# budget - Friday 4 March, 2022

Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar

Mar 4th 2022, 2:34 PM 18,913 Views 46 Comments

Varadkar said the cost of living was rising even before the war in Ukraine, and now it has only gotten worse.

# budget - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services
# Budget
# Budget

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services

Dec 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 20,819 Views 57 Comments

€7 million of a one-off €10 million fund has been earmarked for improving the experiences of people using mental health services.

# budget - Monday 6 December, 2021

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
# Passports
# Passports

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year

Dec 6th 2021, 3:48 PM 27,398 Views 10 Comments

The number of passports has never even reached 1 million in a year before.

# budget - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland

Oct 26th 2021, 4:41 PM 6,774 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s first proposed carbon budgets were finalised yesterday.

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