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European Commission approves €1.2 billion energy support scheme for businesses
# Energy Supports
# Energy Supports

European Commission approves €1.2 billion energy support scheme for businesses

Nov 25th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,448 Views 8 Comments

Businesses who qualify for the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme will receive 40% of the increase in its energy bills.

Four Cost of Living lump sum supports to be paid to over 800,000 people this week
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Four Cost of Living lump sum supports to be paid to over 800,000 people this week

Nov 15th 2022, 3:10 PM 32,919 Views 9 Comments

Payments totaling €325 million will be made this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The double child benefit payment of €280 announced in the Budget is being paid today
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

The double child benefit payment of €280 announced in the Budget is being paid today

Updated Nov 1st 2022, 2:02 PM 37,024 Views 35 Comments

The Child Benefit is a monthly payment of €140 to support parents and guardians.

Cafe owner: We are being persecuted by the 'latte levy' due to come in
# Disposable Cups
# Disposable Cups

Cafe owner: We are being persecuted by the 'latte levy' due to come in

Oct 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 52,124 Views 35 Comments

Restaurant owner Peter Shanahan says businesses like his have done all they can to work sustainably and the new coffee cup levy will hurt that effort.

Committee to be told concrete levy will add €1,200 to cost of the 'most common house types'
# Concrete Levy
# Concrete Levy

Committee to be told concrete levy will add €1,200 to cost of the 'most common house types'

Oct 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,189 Views 18 Comments

The SCSI will tell the committee that the levy will ‘challenge the viability of construction projects’.

Donohoe announces expansion of €500 rent credit to parents of third-level students
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Donohoe announces expansion of €500 rent credit to parents of third-level students

Oct 18th 2022, 5:20 PM 14,863 Views 10 Comments

The new €500 rental credit was announced as part of Budget 2023.

Student grant holders to receive additional maintenance payment in mid-December
# Maintenance Grant
# Maintenance Grant

Student grant holders to receive additional maintenance payment in mid-December

Updated Oct 17th 2022, 9:03 AM 6,548 Views 4 Comments

For some students, it will result in an additional €679 before the end of the year.

Ministers announce payment dates for social protection supports introduced in Budget
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Ministers announce payment dates for social protection supports introduced in Budget

Updated Oct 11th 2022, 11:00 AM 45,517 Views 21 Comments

A double social welfare payment will be paid next week while a double Child Benefit payment will be paid at the start of next month.

Cabinet signs off on plan for three €200 energy credits
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Cabinet signs off on plan for three €200 energy credits

Oct 4th 2022, 7:00 PM 14,542 Views 16 Comments

The credits are due to be paid in November, January and March.

Poll: Do you support the new concrete block levy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the new concrete block levy?

Oct 4th 2022, 9:09 AM 43,475 Views 59 Comments

Sinn Féin has tabled a Dáil motion to scrap the new levy.

Student: 'In a country with top universities, it's disgraceful that we have nowhere to live'
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Student: 'In a country with top universities, it's disgraceful that we have nowhere to live'

Updated Oct 2nd 2022, 11:55 AM 34,621 Views 45 Comments

Students deserve more than just barely surviving in college, says Mairead Maguire.

'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

Oct 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 15,786 Views 33 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

Oct 1st 2022, 5:02 PM 23,117 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

Oct 1st 2022, 2:58 PM 16,895 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Oct 1st 2022, 1:59 PM 6,661 Views 6 Comments

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

Boiling down the Budget: Here are all the major changes in one place
# Cut Through The Noise
# Cut Through The Noise

Boiling down the Budget: Here are all the major changes in one place

Oct 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 27,400 Views 8 Comments
  • Now that we're a few days past the announcement, it's time to take stock of what the Budget brought, what it means for people, and how the country responded.
  • Here's where you can find everything you need to know about Budget 2023 on The Journal.
Opinion: State-funded IVF is a sign we're finally moving in the right direction
# Reproductive Rights
# Reproductive Rights

Opinion: State-funded IVF is a sign we're finally moving in the right direction

Sep 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,710 Views 13 Comments

Catherine Ardagh says the IVF support announced in the budget should take pressure off many hoping to conceive.

Reader Q&A: From rents to tax to pensions, your questions about the Budget answered
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Reader Q&A: From rents to tax to pensions, your questions about the Budget answered

Sep 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 22,076 Views 8 Comments
  • The Journal asked readers to submit their questions about Budget 2023 and received dozens of queries since Tuesday evening
  • We found the answers to your Budget questions, from the renters' tax credit and fuel allowance to childcare and electric vehicles.
'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 Sep 28th 2022, 10:21 PM 42,868 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

Sep 28th 2022, 10:16 PM 16,771 Views 40 Comments

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

'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget
# Budget
# Budget

'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget

Sep 28th 2022, 9:59 PM 17,340 Views 37 Comments

Many people are disinterested or disdainful of the Budget’s political pageantry.

TG4 to launch new Irish language children's TV channel
# Cula4
# Cula4

TG4 to launch new Irish language children's TV channel

Sep 28th 2022, 7:15 PM 18,350 Views 17 Comments

Niamh Ní Chróinín will be the presenter of Cúla4.

Analysis: ‘Giveaway’ budget can’t gloss over collapsing living standards
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Analysis: ‘Giveaway’ budget can’t gloss over collapsing living standards

Sep 28th 2022, 7:00 PM 13,689 Views 13 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan says while some budget measures will help, we cannot ignore the rough winter ahead.

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

Sep 28th 2022, 6:34 PM 12,006 Views 12 Comments

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

The Explainer: What type of tax system does Ireland have?
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

The Explainer: What type of tax system does Ireland have?

Sep 28th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,456 Views 1 Comment

Is it progressive? And what does that even mean? The ESRI’s Barra Roantree joins us on this week’s episode to explain all.

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

Sep 28th 2022, 5:37 PM 8,276 Views 17 Comments

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

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 Sep 28th 2022, 1:45 PM 20,390 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 Sep 28th 2022, 1:43 PM 15,102 Views 24 Comments

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

Sinn Féin leader labels Rental Tax Credit a 'half-baked measure' that could 'fuel rent hikes'
# Rental Tax Credit
# Rental Tax Credit

Sinn Féin leader labels Rental Tax Credit a 'half-baked measure' that could 'fuel rent hikes'

Sep 28th 2022, 1:23 PM 11,448 Views 24 Comments

Taoieach Micheál Martin said the budget ‘directs resources to those who need it most’.

Poll: Do you think Budget 2023 was fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Budget 2023 was fair?

Sep 28th 2022, 10:19 AM 30,463 Views 64 Comments

Let us know what you think about yesterday’s announcement.

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 Sep 28th 2022, 9:50 AM 26,560 Views 1 Comment

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

'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023

Updated Sep 28th 2022, 9:20 AM 17,766 Views 7 Comments

We asked our readers to share their responses to the budget. Here’s what they told us.

Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?

Updated Sep 28th 2022, 7:58 AM 61,459 Views 31 Comments

Does my landlord need to be registered? What if I’m on HAP?

Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?

Sep 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,569 Views 22 Comments

Some measures included in the €11 billion budget have already been enacted.

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

Sep 27th 2022, 9:08 PM 30,247 Views 53 Comments

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

Healthcare: Public IVF services and expansion of free contraception to women aged 16 to 30
# Reproductive Health
# Reproductive Health

Healthcare: Public IVF services and expansion of free contraception to women aged 16 to 30

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 8:42 PM 17,865 Views 15 Comments

This could see savings of up to €470 on the cost of prescription contraception.

Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed
# Welfare
# Welfare

Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 8:26 PM 76,499 Views 34 Comments
  • There will be a double payment of child benefit paid out in November.
  • The Fuel Allowance is set to have it's means test ceiling raised, alongside a €400 lump sum.
  • The total package is worth €2.2 billion.
Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €100,000
# Take Home Pay
# Take Home Pay

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €100,000

Sep 27th 2022, 7:42 PM 47,646 Views 18 Comments

Here’s a breakdown of how your tax will change.

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €60,000
# After Tax
# After Tax

Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €60,000

Sep 27th 2022, 7:15 PM 31,153 Views 3 Comments

You’ll be paying around €800 less tax under Budget 2023.

Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset

Sep 27th 2022, 6:43 PM 14,480 Views 26 Comments

The controversial tax will continue to increase as planned under Budget 2023.