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11th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
Government approves additional €500 million for Children's Hospital, pushing costs over €2 billion
The new funding brings the previous budget of €1.73 billion – which was already well above initial spending forecasts – to €2.24 billion.
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2023
Minister indicates targeted and universal cost-of-living measures on the cards as talks intensify
Price of wholesale electricity 93.2% higher than in November, CSO figures show
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Final cost of National Children’s Hospital ‘may not be known for years’
Taoiseach refuses to estimate final cost of National Children's Hospital
Telling people to tighten their belts shows Govt is 'out of touch' on cost of living, says SF
Rising cost of building materials is getting worse on a weekly basis, TDs to be told
Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects
'I just can't keep my head above water': Your stories of coping with the rising energy costs
The Journal asked readers to share their stories about the impact of rising energy costs.
Energy companies, including Bord Gáis, Energia, SSE Airtricity and Electric Ireland, have all recently announced price hikes.
The Government is working on measures to deal with rising costs, but has ruled out any further financial support.
Taoiseach can't rule out Ireland slipping into recession, calls for greater EU flexibility on VAT
Children's hospital review stops short of 'assigning blame' but Harris says people will be held to account
Next years health capital budget will be raided because of ballooning costs of new children's hospital
Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why
'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee
VHI to raise health insurance prices by average of 3%
Motor claim payouts are not behind rocketing car insurance premiums: Michael McGrath
'His car insurance jumped from €7k to €56k - he's being forced out of business'
The €216 million treehouse that Taiwan wants to be its Eiffel Tower