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#Inflation

# inflation - Today's News

UK Government to push on with tax cuts as pound hits all-time low against dollar
# Kwasi Kwarteng
# Kwasi Kwarteng

UK Government to push on with tax cuts as pound hits all-time low against dollar

Updated 9 hours ago 37,094 Views 29 Comments

Neither Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng nor Liz Truss are currently expected to publicly address the major market shift.

# inflation - Saturday 24 September, 2022

Poll: Would you consider leaving Ireland due to the high cost of living?
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Poll: Would you consider leaving Ireland due to the high cost of living?

Sat 12:51 PM 59,726 Views 61 Comments

A recent poll found that seven out of 10 young people are considering moving abroad in search of a better quality of life.

# inflation - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

Organisers expect ‘very many thousands’ at cost of living protest in Dublin on Saturday
# Cost Of Living Coalition
# Cost Of Living Coalition

Organisers expect ‘very many thousands’ at cost of living protest in Dublin on Saturday

Sep 20th 2022, 2:27 PM 19,953 Views 49 Comments

The organisers hope the demonstration will pile pressure on the government ahead of the budget.

# inflation - Thursday 8 September, 2022

Annual inflation eases slightly from last month's 38-year high
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Annual inflation eases slightly from last month's 38-year high

Sep 8th 2022, 2:48 PM 6,685 Views 3 Comments

Home heating oil was up 72.9% in the year to August.

Tracker mortgages set for increase as ECB hikes interest rates by record 0.75 percentage points
# Tracker Mortgages
# Tracker Mortgages

Tracker mortgages set for increase as ECB hikes interest rates by record 0.75 percentage points

Sep 8th 2022, 2:08 PM 52,157 Views 36 Comments

The ECB is already playing catch-up with US and British central banks that started raising rates faster in response to inflation.

# inflation - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

Analysis: Governments must act before energy prices break consumers' backs
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Analysis: Governments must act before energy prices break consumers' backs

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 9:30 AM 21,641 Views 34 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan looks at rising energy prices and possible ways consumers can be helped.

# inflation - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Soaring energy prices lead to record Eurozone inflation as Gazprom suspends gas to Germany
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Soaring energy prices lead to record Eurozone inflation as Gazprom suspends gas to Germany

Aug 31st 2022, 1:11 PM 15,873 Views 22 Comments

The European Central Bank is expected to raise interest rates at its next meeting on 8 September.

# inflation - Monday 29 August, 2022

'Absurd and frightening': How high could 'skyrocketing' energy prices go this winter?
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

'Absurd and frightening': How high could 'skyrocketing' energy prices go this winter?

Aug 29th 2022, 11:30 PM 52,045 Views 58 Comments
  • Experts agree that the energy price crisis is likely to get worse in the coming months and year ahead.
  • The UK's energy price cap nearly doubled last week and is an indicator of what consumers in Ireland are facing.
  • In the short-term, governments must intervene but in the long-term it's about renewable energy.

# inflation - 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 27,574 Views 58 Comments

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

# inflation - Thursday 11 August, 2022

Cost-of-living: Inflation remains at highest level in 38 years at 9.1%
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost-of-living: Inflation remains at highest level in 38 years at 9.1%

Aug 11th 2022, 11:51 AM 11,350 Views 16 Comments

Price hikes have been seen most acutely in electricity, gas and home heating oil.

# inflation - Friday 29 July, 2022

Prices in Ireland are 9.6% higher than this time last year, new figures show
# Inflation
# Inflation

Prices in Ireland are 9.6% higher than this time last year, new figures show

Jul 29th 2022, 12:51 PM 12,579 Views 27 Comments

The increase is above the Eurozone average of 8.9%.

# inflation - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Inflation once again: McDonald's hiking the price of a cheeseburger for first time in 14 years
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Inflation once again: McDonald's hiking the price of a cheeseburger for first time in 14 years

Jul 27th 2022, 1:34 PM 31,084 Views 40 Comments

Cheeseburgers will go from €1.50 to €1.70.

# inflation - Friday 22 July, 2022

‘Significant’ price hikes faced by Irish dairy, meat and grain producers
# Inflation
# Inflation

‘Significant’ price hikes faced by Irish dairy, meat and grain producers

Jul 22nd 2022, 3:29 PM 14,884 Views 6 Comments

Wholesale electricity prices also increased by 91% in 12 months, according to CSO figures.

# inflation - Thursday 21 July, 2022

Tracker mortgage rates to rise after ECB hike interest rates by 0.5%
# Inflation
# Inflation

Tracker mortgage rates to rise after ECB hike interest rates by 0.5%

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 5:39 PM 91,325 Views 76 Comments

The bank is trying to respond to soaring inflation but those on tracker and variable rates will likely face an increase.

# inflation - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Cost-of-living crisis: Inflation hits 9.1% to reach highest level in 38 years
# Consumer Price Index
# Consumer Price Index

Cost-of-living crisis: Inflation hits 9.1% to reach highest level in 38 years

Jul 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 27,360 Views 68 Comments

It’s the largest annual increase since 1984.

# inflation - Monday 11 July, 2022

EU to slash growth forecast again as high inflation persists
# Europe
# Europe

EU to slash growth forecast again as high inflation persists

Jul 11th 2022, 3:53 PM 8,672 Views 2 Comments

The European Commission is to hike its expectations for inflation.

# inflation - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Central Bank revises growth forecast downwards to 4.3%
# Inflation
# Inflation

Central Bank revises growth forecast downwards to 4.3%

Jul 7th 2022, 12:10 AM 11,778 Views 6 Comments

The economy is still expected to grow over the coming years but downside risks have increased.

# inflation - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

Holly Cairns: Government must not forget disabled people in this cost of living crisis
# BUDGET 20223
# BUDGET 20223

Holly Cairns: Government must not forget disabled people in this cost of living crisis

Updated Jul 6th 2022, 8:31 AM 10,423 Views 18 Comments

Holly Cairns of the Social Democrats says many need help from the government in the upcoming budget, but disabled people are particularly vulnerable.

# inflation - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

'Difficult' to say whether Budget will leave people better off, says Donohoe
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

'Difficult' to say whether Budget will leave people better off, says Donohoe

Updated Jul 5th 2022, 10:49 AM 25,001 Views 41 Comments

Budget 2023 will be announced on 27 September.

# inflation - Sunday 3 July, 2022

An economist: Debunking the myths of Ireland’s cost of living crisis
# Inflation
# Inflation

An economist: Debunking the myths of Ireland’s cost of living crisis

Jul 3rd 2022, 7:55 AM 54,413 Views 41 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan says much of the conversation around inflation and the cost of living crisis is outdated and inaccurate.

# inflation - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Cost of living crisis: SVP says poorer families are on the brink as choices narrow
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost of living crisis: SVP says poorer families are on the brink as choices narrow

Jul 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 15,188 Views 6 Comments

The charity highlighted how families were affected by the crisis this week.

# inflation - 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 20,685 Views 34 Comments

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

Price hikes: Electric Ireland to raise gas and electricity for second time in three months
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Price hikes: Electric Ireland to raise gas and electricity for second time in three months

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 3:22 PM 73,496 Views 151 Comments
  • Electric Ireland has cited the war in Ukraine for the price rises.
  • The increase equate to an average of €164.55 extra per year an electricity and €311.54 extra per year on gas.
  • The supplier says it has 'flexible payment plans' for those struggling with bills and that a new 'Hardship Fund' would be established in the autumn.

# inflation - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Pearse Doherty: Workers and families facing the cost of living crisis need an emergency budget
# Inflation
# Inflation

Pearse Doherty: Workers and families facing the cost of living crisis need an emergency budget

Jun 28th 2022, 11:12 AM 19,906 Views 108 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy says now is the time for emergency measures to tackle rising inflation.

# inflation - Friday 24 June, 2022

No sign of new living cost measures before Budget as Taoiseach says recession is a 'not a given'
# Inflation
# Inflation

No sign of new living cost measures before Budget as Taoiseach says recession is a 'not a given'

Updated Jun 24th 2022, 4:53 PM 29,863 Views 67 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe added that cost of living is causing a ‘very rapid fall in living standards’ for many.

# inflation - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

'Overlooked' childcare providers protest over funding
# Childcare
# Childcare

'Overlooked' childcare providers protest over funding

Jun 22nd 2022, 4:06 PM 9,886 Views 4 Comments

Higher inflation and historically low funding are leading to many services falling into ‘real financial difficulty’, a leader in the sector said.

# inflation - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Government 'can't take risks with economy', says Taoiseach in response to calls for mini budget
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Government 'can't take risks with economy', says Taoiseach in response to calls for mini budget

Jun 21st 2022, 2:57 PM 10,331 Views 32 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin faced more calls for an emergency budget today.

# inflation - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Report finds number of households in energy poverty now at highest recorded rate
# ESRI
# ESRI

Report finds number of households in energy poverty now at highest recorded rate

Jun 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 8,926 Views 11 Comments

The estimate is based on energy inflation observed from January 2021 to April 2022.

# inflation - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Cost-of-living crisis: CSO says inflation is now at a 38-year high
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost-of-living crisis: CSO says inflation is now at a 38-year high

Jun 9th 2022, 3:30 PM 59,226 Views 45 Comments

It’s the largest annual increase since 1984, with fuel costs again driving the price spikes.

ECB ups key interest rates as it warns 'inflation to remain undesirably elevated for some time'
# Inflation
# Inflation

ECB ups key interest rates as it warns 'inflation to remain undesirably elevated for some time'

Updated Jun 9th 2022, 1:20 PM 30,784 Views 38 Comments

The July rate hike will be the first in 11 years.

Hopes rise that Budget 2023 will introduce new 30% tax band to help squeezed middle
# Budget Roundup
# Budget Roundup

Hopes rise that Budget 2023 will introduce new 30% tax band to help squeezed middle

Jun 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 70,907 Views 105 Comments
  • Minister Heather Humphreys throws her support behind comments made by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recently, where he said a new middle rate tax band could help cushion the blow of inflation on the squeezed middle, reports Christina Finn
  • Increasing State supports and reducing the cost of services is understood to be the main focus for Budget 2023 this October.
  • Discussions underway to reduce childcare costs, public transport fares and hospital charges.

# inflation - Monday 6 June, 2022

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?

Jun 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 37,000 Views 0 Comments
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar made the claim last month - so we’ve decided to see whether Ireland has actually done more than the UK.
  • Varadkar said Ireland is "ahead of what’s being done in the United Kingdom” when comparing “like with like”.

# inflation - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Over eight in ten will monitor spending more closely this year, An Post says
# Inflation
# Inflation

Over eight in ten will monitor spending more closely this year, An Post says

Jun 1st 2022, 5:53 PM 5,602 Views 1 Comment

The poll examined spending and money management habits.

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 17,014 Views 24 Comments

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

# inflation - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Irish inflation hits 8.2%, above Eurozone average, as Sinn Féin proposes cash payment for workers
# Prices
# Prices

Irish inflation hits 8.2%, above Eurozone average, as Sinn Féin proposes cash payment for workers

Updated May 31st 2022, 1:35 PM 30,423 Views 48 Comments

Inflation in the eurozone is at its highest level since recordkeeping for the euro began in 1997.

Spending watchdog warns that inflation crisis could hurt govt's budget for big ticket plans
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Spending watchdog warns that inflation crisis could hurt govt's budget for big ticket plans

Updated May 31st 2022, 8:35 AM 13,486 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council urged the government to properly factor in the cost of major health, climate and defence plans.

# inflation - Friday 27 May, 2022

Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year

May 27th 2022, 8:29 AM 8,339 Views 17 Comments

Consumer pessimism is at its highest level for nine years.

# inflation - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Ivana Bacik: Something has to give as costs soar - Ireland needs a pay rise
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Ivana Bacik: Something has to give as costs soar - Ireland needs a pay rise

May 15th 2022, 7:30 AM 25,352 Views 45 Comments

The Labour leader says a national pay rise will be a win-win for everyone.

# inflation - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Opinion: Out-of-pocket expenses for workers are way too high in Ireland
# Overpriced
# Overpriced

Opinion: Out-of-pocket expenses for workers are way too high in Ireland

May 10th 2022, 11:23 AM 28,583 Views 14 Comments

A worker in Ireland earning a very modest wage must pay market prices for essential services, writes Dr Laura Bambrick.

# inflation - Friday 6 May, 2022

McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay
# Rising Inflation
# Rising Inflation

McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay

May 6th 2022, 5:21 PM 18,902 Views 18 Comments

The talks will centre around the pay for 350,000 people who work in the public sector.

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