Budget 2023 unveiled
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath presented Budget 2023 to the Dáil on Tuesday afternoon.
The full package – worth almost €11 billion – included once-off cost-of-living crisis payments, totalling €4.1 billion.
Mr Donohoe also provided an update inflation forecast – 8.5 per for 2022 and over 7 per cent for 2023.
Some of the measures introduced will see the standard cut-off rate of income tax rise to €40,000, renters receive a yearly €500 tax credit, and households receive €600 worth of energy credits this winter.
The budget will allow the Government to continue to support "individuals, families, and businesses", Mr Donohue said.
Lobby groups and opposition parties have been reacting to the budget on Tuesday afternoon. Pearse Doherty, finance spokesman for Sinn Feín, said the spending package demonstrated that the coalition did not understand the scale of the cost-of-living crisis people were facing.
Child in critical condition after incident in Co Clare
A girl has been rushed to hospital following an incident at a house in Co Clare on Tuesday morning.
A woman was also found unconscious at the scene at a property in Clarecastle.
Gardaí said the girl was discovered with serious injuries and was removed to University Hospital Limerick where she remains in a critical condition.
Dylan McCarthy fatal assault investigation
Five men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a fatal assault in Co Kildare last month.
Dylan McCarthy (29) died after being attacked on a night out in Monasterevin on August 21st.
The five men, all aged in their 20s, are being held at multiple garda stations throughout Co Kildare.
66,000 Russians enter EU in the past week
The number of Russians entering the EU has jumped following a partial mobilisation ordered by Moscow, and illegal crossings are likely to increase should Russia decide to close the border for potential conscripts, EU border agency Frontex said on Tuesday.
"Over the past week, nearly 66,000 Russian citizens entered the EU, more than 30 per cent compared to the preceding week. Most of them arrived to Finland and Estonia," Frontex said in a statement.
Over the last four days alone, 30,000 Russian citizens arrived in Finland, according to the statement.