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Poll: Have you had to cut items from your weekly shop to make ends meet?
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Poll: Have you had to cut items from your weekly shop to make ends meet?

15 hours ago 37,286 Views 87 Comments

Let us know.

Cost of living crisis: SVP says poorer families are on the brink as choices narrow
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Cost of living crisis: SVP says poorer families are on the brink as choices narrow

18 hours ago 12,291 Views 6 Comments

The charity highlighted how families were affected by the crisis this week.

Price hikes: Electric Ireland to raise gas and electricity for second time in three months
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Price hikes: Electric Ireland to raise gas and electricity for second time in three months

Updated Fri 3:22 PM 69,986 Views 151 Comments
  • Electric Ireland has cited the war in Ukraine for the price rises.
  • The increase equate to an average of €164.55 extra per year an electricity and €311.54 extra per year on gas.
  • The supplier says it has 'flexible payment plans' for those struggling with bills and that a new 'Hardship Fund' would be established in the autumn.
Eamon Ryan 'wouldn't object' to bringing Budget forward to September
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Eamon Ryan 'wouldn't object' to bringing Budget forward to September

Thu 1:29 PM 11,061 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Transport said the matter will be discussed at Cabinet next week.

Survey places Dublin among most expensive cities for international workers
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Survey places Dublin among most expensive cities for international workers

Wed 10:19 AM 14,731 Views 16 Comments

Mercer’s 2022 Cost of Living Survey launched ranked Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates.

Pearse Doherty: Workers and families facing the cost of living crisis need an emergency budget
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Pearse Doherty: Workers and families facing the cost of living crisis need an emergency budget

Tue 11:12 AM 19,171 Views 108 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy says now is the time for emergency measures to tackle rising inflation.

Poll: Have you been trying to reduce your fuel consumption?
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Poll: Have you been trying to reduce your fuel consumption?

Jun 25th 2022, 9:15 AM 45,078 Views 97 Comments

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Poll: When was the last time you had a pay rise?
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Poll: When was the last time you had a pay rise?

Jun 22nd 2022, 9:18 AM 32,089 Views 53 Comments

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Government 'can't take risks with economy', says Taoiseach in response to calls for mini budget
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Government 'can't take risks with economy', says Taoiseach in response to calls for mini budget

Jun 21st 2022, 2:57 PM 10,262 Views 32 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin faced more calls for an emergency budget today.

Contact Department of Social Protection if you're struggling with bills, says McGrath
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Contact Department of Social Protection if you're struggling with bills, says McGrath

Jun 21st 2022, 10:48 AM 18,765 Views 31 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said the government cannot counter every increase in people’s expenditure.

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Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 2:19 PM 26,077 Views 46 Comments

Martin warned that the toughest period in this crisis could be wintertime.

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'
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Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'

Jun 19th 2022, 1:41 PM 26,735 Views 52 Comments

The Taoiseach’s comment follow several cost of living protests yesterday.

Cost-of-living protests underway across Ireland
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Cost-of-living protests underway across Ireland

Updated Jun 18th 2022, 3:59 PM 72,327 Views 207 Comments

A variety of unions and opposition parties are calling on the government to bring forward a ‘mini-budget’.

Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget From TheJournal.ie

Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget

Updated Jun 16th 2022, 3:04 PM 31,920 Views 97 Comments

As things stand, the Tánaiste said the plan is still to wait until budget day in October.

Report finds number of households in energy poverty now at highest recorded rate
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Report finds number of households in energy poverty now at highest recorded rate

Jun 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 8,879 Views 11 Comments

The estimate is based on energy inflation observed from January 2021 to April 2022.

Cost of living protests planned for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo on Saturday
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Cost of living protests planned for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo on Saturday

Jun 15th 2022, 4:34 PM 17,951 Views 42 Comments

The Cost of Living Coalition is calling for urgent and immediate action.

Moving income tax credits and bands will improve take-home pay, says Donohoe
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Moving income tax credits and bands will improve take-home pay, says Donohoe

Jun 15th 2022, 3:29 PM 26,590 Views 39 Comments

The finance minister says Government will use indexation to up peoples’ take-home pay.

Government announces new plans which will save customers €75 on electricity annually
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Government announces new plans which will save customers €75 on electricity annually

Jun 14th 2022, 5:10 PM 30,878 Views 48 Comments

It is part of the coalition’s plans to cut the cost of living.

'Not right' pay increases for workers should be gobbled up by tax, USC and PRSI, says Varadkar
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'Not right' pay increases for workers should be gobbled up by tax, USC and PRSI, says Varadkar

Jun 14th 2022, 4:48 PM 30,348 Views 43 Comments

The Tánaiste says it is a Government commitment to index tax bands and credits.

October's Budget will target those most in need, says Taoiseach
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October's Budget will target those most in need, says Taoiseach

Jun 13th 2022, 6:09 PM 18,071 Views 38 Comments

Government knows the pressure people are under, says Taoiseach.

Housing is government's 'biggest failure', Social Democrats say at national conference
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Housing is government's 'biggest failure', Social Democrats say at national conference

Updated Jun 11th 2022, 5:42 PM 25,376 Views 39 Comments

Members of the Social Democrats convened today for its first in-person conference since 2019.

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
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Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,586 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

Bausch and Lomb management willing to meet union in bid to halt planned work stoppages
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Bausch and Lomb management willing to meet union in bid to halt planned work stoppages

Updated Jun 10th 2022, 5:44 PM 27,089 Views 28 Comments

The action is due to start at the company’s Waterford plant tomorrow.

Govt won't be dropping motorway tolls as part of its plan to tackle the cost-of-living surge
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Govt won't be dropping motorway tolls as part of its plan to tackle the cost-of-living surge

Jun 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 21,255 Views 49 Comments
  • A spokesperson for Minister Eamon Ryan has confirmed that there are no plans to reduce toll charges despite commuters facing crippling price hikes in fuel, reports Christina Finn.
  • Some in Govt circles say they are open to looking at reducing toll charges, but fear that such a proposal would not get past the Greens.
  • One Fine Gael TD says he is in favour of a toll reduction, saying it would help motorists that are under pressure.
Public service pay talks are now officially underway
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Public service pay talks are now officially underway

Jun 9th 2022, 3:17 PM 18,990 Views 19 Comments

The talks will be facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission from next week.

Hopes rise that Budget 2023 will introduce new 30% tax band to help squeezed middle
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Hopes rise that Budget 2023 will introduce new 30% tax band to help squeezed middle

Jun 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 68,309 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.
No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre
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No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre

Jun 8th 2022, 2:27 PM 42,502 Views 63 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys says remote working is a ‘sensible option’ for those looking to cut costs.

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?
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FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?

Jun 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,989 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”.
Ryan signals need for social welfare and tax changes to get country through 'very difficult period'
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Ryan signals need for social welfare and tax changes to get country through 'very difficult period'

Jun 2nd 2022, 12:46 PM 27,559 Views 53 Comments

Taoiseach has said there will be “a challenging number of months ahead with the cost of living”.

Over eight in ten will monitor spending more closely this year, An Post says
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Over eight in ten will monitor spending more closely this year, An Post says

Jun 1st 2022, 5:53 PM 5,574 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
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Petrol prices rise over €2 per litre mark following EU announcement of Russian oil ban

Jun 1st 2022, 1:33 PM 16,933 Views 24 Comments

Head of communications at AA Ireland Paddy Comyn told The Journal that prices are at a record high.

Spending watchdog warns that inflation crisis could hurt govt's budget for big ticket plans
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Spending watchdog warns that inflation crisis could hurt govt's budget for big ticket plans

Updated May 31st 2022, 8:35 AM 13,455 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council urged the government to properly factor in the cost of major health, climate and defence plans.

Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year
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Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year

May 27th 2022, 8:29 AM 8,299 Views 17 Comments

Consumer pessimism is at its highest level for nine years.

Extra Fuel Allowance payment of €100 to be issued this week
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Extra Fuel Allowance payment of €100 to be issued this week

May 16th 2022, 11:25 AM 30,345 Views 33 Comments

All households who received Fuel Allowance in early April will automatically receive the €100 lump sum.

Ivana Bacik: Something has to give as costs soar - Ireland needs a pay rise
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Ivana Bacik: Something has to give as costs soar - Ireland needs a pay rise

May 15th 2022, 7:30 AM 25,188 Views 44 Comments

The Labour leader says a national pay rise will be a win-win for everyone.

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds
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Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds

May 13th 2022, 3:54 PM 19,201 Views 35 Comments

A new report finds that the average weekly fee nationally per child for full day childcare is €186.84.

Despite prices falling at the pump, annual Irish consumer price inflation hit 7% in April — a 22-year high
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Despite prices falling at the pump, annual Irish consumer price inflation hit 7% in April — a 22-year high

May 12th 2022, 11:42 AM 10,434 Views 26 Comments

Consumer price inflation has now been rising at an annual pace of 5% or more since October 2022.

Opinion: Out-of-pocket expenses for workers are way too high in Ireland
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Opinion: Out-of-pocket expenses for workers are way too high in Ireland

May 10th 2022, 11:23 AM 28,488 Views 14 Comments

A worker in Ireland earning a very modest wage must pay market prices for essential services, writes Dr Laura Bambrick.

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Rising fuel prices push motorists to reconsider their car usage

May 9th 2022, 12:05 PM 25,494 Views 29 Comments

57% of adults surveyed said that they were changing or considering changing how frequently they use their car.

McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay
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McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay

May 6th 2022, 5:21 PM 18,856 Views 18 Comments

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

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