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# cost-of-living-crisis - Last month November 2022

Taoiseach says transport minister examining 'how best to deal' with rise in toll charges
# Toll Charges
# Toll Charges

Taoiseach says transport minister examining 'how best to deal' with rise in toll charges

Nov 22nd 2022, 5:40 PM 10,825 Views 26 Comments

Eamon Ryan said earlier this week that he is reluctant to reduce toll charges.

Ryanair returns to profit and doesn't expect to be impacted by cost-of-living crisis
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair returns to profit and doesn't expect to be impacted by cost-of-living crisis

Nov 7th 2022, 7:31 AM 14,422 Views 13 Comments

Michael O’Leary said concerns about rising consumer price inflation on Ryanair’s business model ‘have been greatly exaggerated’.

# cost-of-living-crisis - This year 2022

Irish shoppers turn to cheaper cuts of meat in light of cost of living crisis
# Cheap Cuts
# Cheap Cuts

Irish shoppers turn to cheaper cuts of meat in light of cost of living crisis

Oct 29th 2022, 6:00 AM 30,754 Views 37 Comments

Shoppers are moving into cheaper protein meats and cheaper cuts, said one retailer’s spokesperson.

Prepay Power increases electricity rates for the second time this year
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Prepay Power increases electricity rates for the second time this year

Oct 28th 2022, 3:40 PM 14,552 Views 28 Comments

The pay-as-you-go provider is not increasing its gas prices.

Average private rents have increased by 84% over the last decade, report finds
# ESRI
# ESRI

Average private rents have increased by 84% over the last decade, report finds

Oct 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 11,257 Views 20 Comments

The report by the Economic and Social Research Institute also found that income inequality is at a record low.

Protesters march in Paris to demonstrate against cost-of-living crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Protesters march in Paris to demonstrate against cost-of-living crisis

Oct 16th 2022, 6:11 PM 12,391 Views 10 Comments

Marchers took to the streets to demand better pay and windfall taxes on energy companies.

Inflation has reached 8.6% since start of 2022, but lower than Eurozone average
# Inflation
# Inflation

Inflation has reached 8.6% since start of 2022, but lower than Eurozone average

Updated Sep 30th 2022, 12:32 PM 10,345 Views 10 Comments

The Eurozone average reached to 10% followed a 9.1% rise in August.

Varadkar 'does not envisage' mini-budget as Taoiseach but can't rule out further intervention
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Varadkar 'does not envisage' mini-budget as Taoiseach but can't rule out further intervention

Updated Sep 28th 2022, 1:43 PM 15,104 Views 24 Comments

The Tánaiste said €2 billion from the ‘rainy day’ fund could be used to help with rising living costs.

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 24,877 Views 49 Comments

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

Opinion: The cost of living crisis is eating into disposable income - can Budget 2023 help?
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Opinion: The cost of living crisis is eating into disposable income - can Budget 2023 help?

Sep 18th 2022, 8:00 PM 32,007 Views 33 Comments

Financial advisor Ralph Benson has some tips in relation to pensions and savings to be made ahead of Budget 23.

'Situation has deteriorated': Protecting businesses and jobs top priority, says McGrath
# Inflation Crisis
# Inflation Crisis

'Situation has deteriorated': Protecting businesses and jobs top priority, says McGrath

Sep 13th 2022, 6:10 AM 19,465 Views 15 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar met 40 business representatives for a pre-budget meeting yesterday.

Majority of young people considering moving abroad for better quality of life
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Majority of young people considering moving abroad for better quality of life

Sep 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 37,926 Views 95 Comments

Over eight in ten are also ‘fearful for the future’.

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 30,637 Views 31 Comments

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

Fine Gael think-in to focus on how the party can 'stand up for working people'
# FG Think-In
# FG Think-In

Fine Gael think-in to focus on how the party can 'stand up for working people'

Sep 9th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,194 Views 50 Comments

The party will gather in Kilkenny today to discuss income tax cuts, pension and social welfare hikes and public transport fares.

Some applicants waiting up to 8 weeks for emergency welfare payment
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Some applicants waiting up to 8 weeks for emergency welfare payment

Sep 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 39,138 Views 71 Comments
  • 95% of applications are taking between five to eight weeks to fully process the payment.
  • The Additional Needs Payment can be used to cover basic necessities such as food, clothing, fuel, fixing white goods like washing machines and utility bills.
  • St Vincent De Paul says more resources are needed in frontline services so those in need can get payments in a timely manner.
Low Pay Commission recommendation for minimum wage increase to go to Cabinet in September
# Wage Hike
# Wage Hike

Low Pay Commission recommendation for minimum wage increase to go to Cabinet in September

Aug 19th 2022, 11:22 AM 17,176 Views 54 Comments

The current national minimum wage stands at €10.50 per hour.

€22.7 million paid out so far this year on emergency social welfare payments
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

€22.7 million paid out so far this year on emergency social welfare payments

Aug 17th 2022, 6:59 PM 16,754 Views 13 Comments

The Government has provided funding of €45.75 million for the additional needs payment this year.

Jump in emergency welfare payments reflects what's happening on the ground for families, says SVP

Jump in emergency welfare payments reflects what's happening on the ground for families, says SVP

Aug 14th 2022, 12:00 PM 18,391 Views 3 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Social Protection, Claire Kerrane says people should be able to apply for the payment online, rather than by post or in person.

'Substantial income tax reductions' pledged in Budget 2023
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

'Substantial income tax reductions' pledged in Budget 2023

Updated Aug 10th 2022, 4:23 PM 67,581 Views 77 Comments

A third rate to target middle-income workers is one option outlined in the Tax Strategy Group papers.

Pinergy to hike electricity prices by 19.2% from September
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Pinergy to hike electricity prices by 19.2% from September

Aug 5th 2022, 2:23 PM 12,846 Views 18 Comments

The company said the increase was a result of ‘volatile and upward pricing trends in the wholesale energy markets’.

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 20,717 Views 35 Comments

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

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 11,261 Views 28 Comments

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

Researchers call for action to address health inequalities in light of cost of living crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Researchers call for action to address health inequalities in light of cost of living crisis

Jun 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 4,018 Views 0 Comments

Health experts from three universities have said that the cost of living crisis, will disproportionately affect the health of the most vulnerable people in Ireland.

Petrol prices rise over €2 per litre mark following EU announcement of Russian oil ban
# Fuel Costs
# Fuel Costs

Petrol prices rise over €2 per litre mark following EU announcement of Russian oil ban

Jun 1st 2022, 1:33 PM 17,063 Views 24 Comments

Head of communications at AA Ireland Paddy Comyn told The Journal that prices are at a record high.

New energy security plan outlines how Ireland will offset prices and 'potential shocks'
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

New energy security plan outlines how Ireland will offset prices and 'potential shocks'

Apr 13th 2022, 12:56 PM 14,436 Views 38 Comments

Reduced VAT, extra fuel allowance, and €20 million towards solar panels for households with medical equipment are among the new measures.

Lower-income customers face 'real difficulty' from rising energy bills, says regulator
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Lower-income customers face 'real difficulty' from rising energy bills, says regulator

Mar 16th 2022, 11:34 AM 16,310 Views 36 Comments

The chair of the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities said it is exploring every option.

Fuel allowance recipients to receive once-off bonus payment of €125 from today
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Fuel allowance recipients to receive once-off bonus payment of €125 from today

Mar 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 50,800 Views 26 Comments

The once-off payment is means-tested and is available to pensioners, widows, widowers, jobseekers, lone-parents and people with disabilities.

Eamon Ryan says 'a practical example' to cut fuel consumption is to drive slower
# Transport Minister
# Transport Minister

Eamon Ryan says 'a practical example' to cut fuel consumption is to drive slower

Mar 9th 2022, 1:44 PM 42,425 Views 174 Comments

The minister said a range of advice for households is to be prepared by the SEAI.

The €200 electricity rebate should be applied 'next month' as President Higgins signs law
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

The €200 electricity rebate should be applied 'next month' as President Higgins signs law

Mar 7th 2022, 8:49 AM 19,282 Views 33 Comments

The government is also providing advice to customers who hardship prepay meters.

Explainer: Who benefits from the €200 electricity rebate and how do I make sure I do?
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

Explainer: Who benefits from the €200 electricity rebate and how do I make sure I do?

Feb 11th 2022, 12:56 PM 93,520 Views 63 Comments

A quick guide to the new electricity credit scheme.