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#Inflation

# inflation - Yesterday’s News

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 15 hours ago 26,230 Views 63 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

Wed 4:06 PM 9,523 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

Tue 2:57 PM 10,164 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 8,870 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 58,569 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 30,666 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 67,062 Views 104 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 35,678 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 5,559 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 16,897 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 30,363 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 13,449 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 8,292 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 25,142 Views 44 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 28,465 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 18,843 Views 18 Comments

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

# inflation - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice
# POA
# POA

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice

Apr 27th 2022, 7:01 AM 18,355 Views 7 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) began their annual conference in Sligo last night.

# inflation - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Helping Ukraine harvest their wheat crop will help mitigate food challenges ahead, says OECD Sec Gen
# Breadbasket Of Europe
# Breadbasket Of Europe

Helping Ukraine harvest their wheat crop will help mitigate food challenges ahead, says OECD Sec Gen

Apr 14th 2022, 3:50 PM 17,193 Views 5 Comments

Ukraine’s agriculture minister thinks they will be in a position to have a seeding program this year.

# inflation - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

UK inflation soared to 30-year high of 7% last month
# Rising Prices
# Rising Prices

UK inflation soared to 30-year high of 7% last month

Apr 13th 2022, 8:14 AM 7,900 Views 17 Comments

Costs have been surging worldwide in recent months.

# inflation - 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 21,682 Views 23 Comments

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

# inflation - Monday 11 April, 2022

Raise social welfare rates to shield struggling households from spiralling inflation, experts say
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Raise social welfare rates to shield struggling households from spiralling inflation, experts say

Apr 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 52,272 Views 58 Comments
  • Current social welfare rates were set last year when inflation was expected to peak at 4.5% annually.
  • But with prices on the march, household earnings are now expected to fall in real terms in 2022 for the first time since 2013.
  • Economists say raising core social welfare raise on a temporary basis could be the best way of protecting low-income households.

# inflation - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Cost of living anxieties mount as inflation accelerates to 6.7% in March
# Consumer Prices
# Consumer Prices

Cost of living anxieties mount as inflation accelerates to 6.7% in March

Apr 7th 2022, 11:43 AM 8,612 Views 21 Comments

It represents the largest annual change in prices since November 2000.

# inflation - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

'Real' incomes to fall for first time since 2013 with inflation outpacing wage growth
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

'Real' incomes to fall for first time since 2013 with inflation outpacing wage growth

Apr 6th 2022, 12:10 AM 24,311 Views 36 Comments

The war is expected to “weigh” on trade and overall growth while fueling “strong” energy price inflation, the Central Bank said,

# inflation - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Government hints at move to 'offset' the cost of Carbon Tax hike
# Inflation
# Inflation

Government hints at move to 'offset' the cost of Carbon Tax hike

Apr 5th 2022, 1:57 PM 12,690 Views 25 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said scrapping the planned increase would be a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction.

# inflation - Monday 4 April, 2022

Irish grocery prices have increased at their fastest pace this year in nearly a decade
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Irish grocery prices have increased at their fastest pace this year in nearly a decade

Apr 4th 2022, 1:31 PM 16,088 Views 35 Comments

To “mitigate supply chain pressure”, supermarkets are running fewer promotions, Kantar said.

Taoiseach: 'Carbon Tax not as significant as political debate would suggest'
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Taoiseach: 'Carbon Tax not as significant as political debate would suggest'

Updated Apr 4th 2022, 12:40 PM 30,645 Views 114 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said the government has 'gone farther than most other European Union countries' in dealing with the cost-of-living crisis.
  • An Taoiseach said practical energy saving tips should not be be dismissed as 'efficiency makes sense at any time.'
  • Practical advice from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is expected in the coming weeks.

# inflation - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Online interest in electric vehicles peaked in Ireland as fuel costs soared
# Inflation
# Inflation

Online interest in electric vehicles peaked in Ireland as fuel costs soared

Mar 31st 2022, 8:27 AM 10,057 Views 26 Comments

Used car prices have inflated by 53% compared to the start of 2020 before the pandemic.

# inflation - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

'More natural gas does not mean more energy security for Ireland,' Dáil committee hears
# Gas Prices
# Gas Prices

'More natural gas does not mean more energy security for Ireland,' Dáil committee hears

Mar 29th 2022, 1:13 PM 9,905 Views 23 Comments

The Government is facing calls to back the development of a commercial LNG import terminal in North Kerry.

# inflation - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Ireland's inflation shock explained: The factors driving up prices here and across the globe
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Ireland's inflation shock explained: The factors driving up prices here and across the globe

Mar 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 47,906 Views 32 Comments
  • "What we have at present is pretty much all being driven by international factors," one economist said.
  • Issues around energy, food and fertiliser supplies have all reared their heads as a consequence of the war in Ukraine.
  • Consumer sentiment has dipped amid rising prices, raising some concern about Ireland's economic prospects this year.

# inflation - Saturday 26 March, 2022

Could wage increases help to insulate workers against inflation?
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Could wage increases help to insulate workers against inflation?

Mar 26th 2022, 7:30 AM 15,904 Views 31 Comments

Experts have warned against a ‘wage-price spiral’ if workers demand wage increases.

# inflation - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Disposable incomes to fall for the first time since 2012 amid rampant inflation, economists say
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Disposable incomes to fall for the first time since 2012 amid rampant inflation, economists say

Updated Mar 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 36,734 Views 56 Comments

The combined impact of higher prices and greater uncertainty in global trade from the war in Ukraine is likely to weaken Irish growth this year.

# inflation - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

'We've never seen increases like this': Pressure on builders over soaring timber and steel costs
# Public Tenders
# Public Tenders

'We've never seen increases like this': Pressure on builders over soaring timber and steel costs

Mar 22nd 2022, 3:00 PM 36,795 Views 18 Comments

According to the latest available figures, timber prices rose 64% in a year while steel prices are up almost 30%.

# inflation - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Cost-of-living crisis: Consumer prices up by 5.6%, the largest increase in 21 years
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost-of-living crisis: Consumer prices up by 5.6%, the largest increase in 21 years

Mar 10th 2022, 11:53 AM 10,073 Views 7 Comments

The last time the CPI was this was was in April 2001.

# inflation - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

'Panic buying will only make the situation worse,' say Ireland's oil and fuel suppliers
# Energy Crunch
# Energy Crunch

'Panic buying will only make the situation worse,' say Ireland's oil and fuel suppliers

Mar 8th 2022, 2:58 PM 16,395 Views 26 Comments

Oil suppliers are limiting the amount they are selling to high volume customers.

Nervous times for Irish households and businesses as supply anxieties roll through markets
# Morning Memo
# Morning Memo

Nervous times for Irish households and businesses as supply anxieties roll through markets

Mar 8th 2022, 12:01 PM 15,918 Views 5 Comments

Market ructions, gas rationing and 1970s-style inflation fears hit the headlines.

# inflation - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Explainer: How reliant is Ireland on Russian energy - and why are gas and oil prices rising?
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Explainer: How reliant is Ireland on Russian energy - and why are gas and oil prices rising?

Mar 3rd 2022, 1:52 PM 60,800 Views 40 Comments

“When it comes to a global energy shortage, the implications are far more devastating in developing countries,” one economist said.

# inflation - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

The cost of stamps has gone up by 15 cent
# Inflation
# Inflation

The cost of stamps has gone up by 15 cent

Mar 1st 2022, 2:29 PM 12,454 Views 11 Comments

International stamps have gone up 20 cent.

# inflation - Friday 25 February, 2022

Brace for more supply chain disruption and higher prices following Russian attacks, experts say
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Brace for more supply chain disruption and higher prices following Russian attacks, experts say

Feb 25th 2022, 7:00 AM 25,183 Views 22 Comments

The global supply chain had yet to fully recover from the pandemic shock before the invasion began last night.

# inflation - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Opinion: I moved to Brussels after college and I'm not rushing back - Ireland is too expensive
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Opinion: I moved to Brussels after college and I'm not rushing back - Ireland is too expensive

Feb 24th 2022, 1:00 AM 35,917 Views 42 Comments

Young people are locked out of housing and struggling against rising costs in Ireland, writes Conor Brummell.

# inflation - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Central Bank says inflation levels are impacting low income, rural and elderly households more
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Central Bank says inflation levels are impacting low income, rural and elderly households more

Feb 23rd 2022, 2:48 PM 10,129 Views 25 Comments

The research found that lower-income, rural and elderly households spent a higher portion of income on energy.

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