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'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023
We asked our readers to share their responses to the budget. Here’s what they told us.
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Will Budget 2023 make any difference to you? We want to hear your stories
We’d love to hear your stories today. Will Budget 2023 help you, what’s your view?
THE MORNING LEAD
'I cry a lot now trying to figure out what to do': Your stories of coping with soaring energy bills
A report by
Tadgh McNally
We asked our readers to share their stories. Here’s what they told us.
The Journal asked readers to reach out with their stories about the continuing impact of rising energy prices.
Electric Ireland, SSE Airtricity and Bord Gáis have all hiked their prices in recent days.
Speculation on what the Government will do to tackle the energy crisis has continued ahead of the Budget.
Taoiseach calls energy prices 'off the Richter scale' as Electric Ireland confirms new hike
'Absurd and frightening': How high could 'skyrocketing' energy prices go this winter?
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Are you struggling with the rising cost of energy? We want to hear your stories
The cost of electricity and gas is set to continue to rise into the winter.
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'I just can't keep my head above water': Your stories of coping with the rising energy costs
We asked readers to share their stories with us. Here’s what they told us.
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.
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Your stories: How have the rising energy costs impacted your life?
We want to get a sense of how Irish households are dealing with the rise in energy prices – here’s how you can take part.
THE MORNING LEAD
'Financially, I'm in a pickle': Your stories of coping with the cost-of-living squeeze
A report by
Ian Curran
We asked readers to share their stories with us. Here’s what they told us.
The Journal asked readers to share their stories about the impact of rising prices and household costs.
Irish consumer prices rose 5.7% in the year to the end of December last.
This week, the Government unveiled a package of one-off measures aimed at protecting low and middle income earners.
Explainer: Who benefits from the €200 electricity rebate and how do I make sure I do?
Cost of living: Government rejects criticism of 'universal' and 'anti-motorist' measures
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Are you struggling with the rising cost of living in Ireland? We want to hear your story
We want to get a sense of how Irish households are coping at the moment – here’s how you can take part.
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'It's put me off having more kids': Your stories of childcare in Ireland during the pandemic
We asked parents to share their stories. Here’s what they told us.
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'We have nothing left to give': Frontline workers on their fears heading into the winter surge
We asked healthcare staff to outline their concerns for the coming months.
Nurses and doctors say they've been dealing with heightened levels of stress since the start of the pandemic.
It comes amid warnings of a 'perfect storm' heading into the winter season.
Germany's Covid cases soar as WHO warns over Europe deaths
'It's never too late': HSE says 33,000 first or second doses were delivered last week
# Overcrowding
Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story
We want to get a sense of the difficulties staff are facing as hospitals fill up. Tell us your story.
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'A man followed me home on the Nitelink': Readers' stories of safety on public transport
“The man stood beside me laughing while I spoke to the driver. The driver just looked embarrassed,” one woman wrote of an incident.
# Get in touch
Have you faced difficulties finding childcare for your young child? We want to hear your story
We want to piece together the picture of what finding childcare looks like in Ireland – here’s how you can take part.
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'I didn't want to do this alone': Your stories about pandemic maternity restrictions
Here’s what the maternity restrictions meant for readers.
The Journal asked people to share stories about the impact of pandemic maternity restrictions.
These restrictions resulted in pregnant women going through parts of labour and certain scans alone, Orla Dwyer reports.
More than 120 people got in contact and 67 of their stories are included in today's piece.
Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant
Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'
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Voices of sexual crime survivors and far-right investigation: Latest news from Noteworthy
Your support means that Noteworthy can now also start investigating illegal hedgecutting.
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Solving solar and caring for carers: What's new for our investigative platform?
Noteworthy is working on a several investigations and crowdfunding for new projects on dognapping and eating disorder treatment.
# Cool as a cucumber
Ever have an absolute nightmare of a housemate? We want to hear your stories
Tell us how you stayed as cool as a cucumber with a nightmare housemate.
# Cool as a cucumber
What's the worst thing a co-worker has ever done at your job?
Tell us how you stayed as cool as a cucumber in the office.