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Politics - Today's News

Sinn Féin remains most popular party as coalition fails to receive budget bounce
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin remains most popular party as coalition fails to receive budget bounce

1 hour ago 5,737 Views 24 Comments

Sinn Féin have hit a record high of 37% support in the Ireland Thinks poll.

Politics - Yesterday's News

Pro-unity Ireland's Future event draws big crowd as Leo and Mary Lou preach to the converted
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Pro-unity Ireland's Future event draws big crowd as Leo and Mary Lou preach to the converted

13 hours ago 28,737 Views 39 Comments

The two were among five party leaders at today’s event.

'I want the homeless number to come down': Short-term let controls on the way, says minister
# HOUSING SUPPLY
# HOUSING SUPPLY

'I want the homeless number to come down': Short-term let controls on the way, says minister

15 hours ago 11,884 Views 27 Comments

Changes to the homeless HAP are also on the way.

€1,000 rent credit just a 'starting point', as housing minister says Govt will look to increase it
# Housing
# Housing

€1,000 rent credit just a 'starting point', as housing minister says Govt will look to increase it

17 hours ago 16,059 Views 15 Comments

A €1,000 tax credit for 2022 and 2023 was announced this week as part of the budget.

Shared equity scheme to be extended to self-build homes, says minister
# Housing
# Housing

Shared equity scheme to be extended to self-build homes, says minister

19 hours ago 13,586 Views 18 Comments

Controversial planning rules for “build-to-rent” apartments are also set to be abolished.

FF Ard Fheis rejects motion to abolish the USC, minister says new 30% tax rate under review
# Ff Ard Fheis
# Ff Ard Fheis

FF Ard Fheis rejects motion to abolish the USC, minister says new 30% tax rate under review

Updated 19 hours ago 34,453 Views 63 Comments

The event takes place in the RDS in Dublin today with Taoiseach Micheál Martin due to give his speech at 6.30pm.

No mini-budget in January, but budget package will 'get us through winter', says Martin
# Ff Ard Fheis
# Ff Ard Fheis

No mini-budget in January, but budget package will 'get us through winter', says Martin

20 hours ago 5,711 Views 6 Comments

The windfall tax take will help ‘buffer’ Ireland’s finances, says the Taoiseach.

Political leaders and actors among those set to take part in United Ireland rally
# Ireland's Future
# Ireland's Future

Political leaders and actors among those set to take part in United Ireland rally

Updated 20 hours ago 37,338 Views 67 Comments

Cold Feet star Jimmy Nesbitt will deliver the keynote address at the Ireland’s Future event in Dublin.

Politics - Friday 30 September, 2022

Taoiseach defends Govt housing policy, says O'Brien will remain in role after Cabinet reshuffle
# Ff Ard Fheis
# Ff Ard Fheis

Taoiseach defends Govt housing policy, says O'Brien will remain in role after Cabinet reshuffle

Fri 8:20 PM 14,681 Views 65 Comments

The Government is not happy with the record high homelessness figures, Micheál Martin says.

Man arrested after car drives through closed gates of Sinn Féin TD's home
# Martin Kenny
# Martin Kenny

Man arrested after car drives through closed gates of Sinn Féin TD's home

Updated Fri 1:01 PM 29,560 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said they were investigating an incident of ‘endangerment’.

EU agrees to windfall levy on energy companies which could generate €2 billion for Ireland
# Windfall Levy
# Windfall Levy

EU agrees to windfall levy on energy companies which could generate €2 billion for Ireland

Fri 11:12 AM 17,915 Views 42 Comments

Speaking prior to the agreement, Enegery Minister Eamon RyanIreland can expect up to €2 billion from the deal.

State of the party: Where are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil heading into the Ard Fheis?
# Soldiers Of Destiny
# Soldiers Of Destiny

State of the party: Where are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil heading into the Ard Fheis?

Fri 7:00 AM 10,855 Views 24 Comments

The party is set to meet in Dublin this weekend.

Politics - Thursday 29 September, 2022

Tánaiste says pay-as-you-go utility users will not be included in winter cut-off moratorium
# Mick Barry
# Mick Barry

Tánaiste says pay-as-you-go utility users will not be included in winter cut-off moratorium

Thu 7:43 PM 52,766 Views 37 Comments

‘A moratorium on disconnection for electricity this winter needs to be a moratorium for everybody,’ Mick Barry told the Journal.

Politics - Wednesday 28 September, 2022

'A major shock': Cost of building new homes to go up by as much as €3k due to concrete levy
# Concrete Levy
# Concrete Levy

'A major shock': Cost of building new homes to go up by as much as €3k due to concrete levy

Updated Wed 10:21 PM 41,919 Views 47 Comments

TDs expressed concern over the concrete block levy at their respective party meetings this evening.

'Huge' challenge to provide for refugees this year as State estimates €850m spend
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

'Huge' challenge to provide for refugees this year as State estimates €850m spend

Wed 10:16 PM 16,497 Views 40 Comments

Further funding will have to be sought for accommodating refugees from Ukraine and other countries, says minister

IVF publicly funded through private clinics won't start until September 2023
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

IVF publicly funded through private clinics won't start until September 2023

Wed 6:34 PM 11,221 Views 12 Comments

The public system will be built up over the year to provide IVF services through six fertility hubs around the country.

Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be available by January
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be available by January

Wed 5:37 PM 8,042 Views 17 Comments

Cariban is prescribed and available in the Coombe, Rotunda and Holles Street maternity hospitals and has been for many years.

No spike in people seeking asylum from Russia in Ireland, O'Gorman says
# Fleeing Russia
# Fleeing Russia

No spike in people seeking asylum from Russia in Ireland, O'Gorman says

Wed 5:23 PM 10,773 Views 9 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman said applications made will also be treated on an “individualised basis”.

Barnier says EU 'must not and will not back down' on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Barnier says EU 'must not and will not back down' on Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Wed 4:32 PM 14,644 Views 15 Comments

Simon Coveney also met with the new NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris at Hillsborough Castle today.

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 20,072 Views 29 Comments

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

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 Wed 1:43 PM 14,976 Views 24 Comments

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

Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?
# Personal Finance
# Personal Finance

Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?

Updated Wed 9:50 AM 25,778 Views 1 Comment

Financial advisor Ralph Benson looks at the budget announcements today and finds out who got top billing.

Politics - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

Landlord group 'shocked' at lack of supports as Donohoe says rent freeze won't work
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Landlord group 'shocked' at lack of supports as Donohoe says rent freeze won't work

Tue 9:08 PM 29,474 Views 53 Comments

The amount of pre-letting expenses landlords can claim has doubled.

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 131,648 Views 141 Comments

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

School books free at primary level next September but exclusion of secondary criticised as 'baffling'
# School Books
# School Books

School books free at primary level next September but exclusion of secondary criticised as 'baffling'

Updated Tue 4:46 PM 10,422 Views 5 Comments

The initiative comes following years of lobbying by parents’ groups and charities.

Cost of cigarettes to increase but price of a pint remains the same
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Cost of cigarettes to increase but price of a pint remains the same

Updated Tue 3:45 PM 26,276 Views 33 Comments

There will also be pro-rata increases on other tobacco products.

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 17,559 Views 10 Comments

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

Businesses to receive up to €10,000 per month under winter energy support scheme
# Energy For Business
# Energy For Business

Businesses to receive up to €10,000 per month under winter energy support scheme

Updated Tue 3:36 PM 13,192 Views 2 Comments

The scheme will cover 40% of a business’s increase in electricity or gas bills from 2021.

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 34,596 Views 37 Comments

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

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 25,753 Views 5 Comments

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

UK Chancellor hopes to reassure investors by promising to work with Bank of England
# Truss Policy Backlash
# Truss Policy Backlash

UK Chancellor hopes to reassure investors by promising to work with Bank of England

Updated Tue 1:00 PM 22,703 Views 13 Comments

The UK Treasury moved to settle the markets with the promise of a Budget next spring as the pound tumbled against the dollar.

Budget 2023 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Budget 2023 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Tue 12:05 AM 37,225 Views 29 Comments

Budget proceedings will kick off at 1pm.

Politics - Monday 26 September, 2022

Budget 2023 being finalised - here's what we know and what's still being worked out
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Budget 2023 being finalised - here's what we know and what's still being worked out

Mon 3:17 PM 90,762 Views 84 Comments
  • Rent credit for individual renters amounting to about €400 or €500.
  • Double social welfare payments soon after the budget
  • €1k tax-free bonus to be permitted from employers, increased from €500 per year.
Free school books for primary school students in Budget education package
# Back To School
# Back To School

Free school books for primary school students in Budget education package

Updated Sep 26th 2022, 9:52 AM 28,582 Views 35 Comments

There has been widespread support for the announcement.

Politics - Sunday 25 September, 2022

UK's Shadow Northern Ireland secretary ‘would call border poll if circumstances right’
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

UK's Shadow Northern Ireland secretary ‘would call border poll if circumstances right’

Sep 25th 2022, 12:43 PM 16,834 Views 32 Comments

However, Peter Kyle said things are currently a ‘long way off’.

UK Labour's Starmer vows to reverse ‘wrongheaded’ cut to income tax for rich
# UK
# UK

UK Labour's Starmer vows to reverse ‘wrongheaded’ cut to income tax for rich

Sep 25th 2022, 11:41 AM 10,428 Views 10 Comments

Keir Starmer rejected the UK Government’s “trickle down” economics approach.

Politics - Saturday 24 September, 2022

Thousands march across Dublin in cost of living protest
# Pre Budget Protest
# Pre Budget Protest

Thousands march across Dublin in cost of living protest

Updated Sep 24th 2022, 5:41 PM 81,640 Views 164 Comments

The demonstration aims to heap pressure on the government ahead of the Budget on Tuesday.

From energy credits to welfare increases: Everything we know so far about Budget 2023
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

From energy credits to welfare increases: Everything we know so far about Budget 2023

Sep 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 54,339 Views 31 Comments

The two money ministers have about €6.7 billion to play with in the main budget.

Politics - Friday 23 September, 2022

Justice minister announces plans to tackle anti-social behaviour after garda car rammed
# Cherry Orchard
# Cherry Orchard

Justice minister announces plans to tackle anti-social behaviour after garda car rammed

Updated Sep 23rd 2022, 8:55 PM 31,149 Views 53 Comments

The incident, which involved a car ramming a Garda vehicle, has been widely condemned.

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