Micheal Martin on Budget 2024
Finance Minister Michael McGrath and Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe are unveiling Budget 2024.
The final budget package was signed off after the three Government leaders, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tanaiste Micheal Martin and Greens chief Eamon Ryan, met with ministers again.
Parents are the big winners of this year’s Budget as childcare fees are slashed by 25% and parents will also receive a double child benefit payment per child this winter.
The cost of living package to help households struggling across the country is expected to be “significant” and was estimated at €2.3bn on Monday.
Three energy credits, worth €150 each, will also be paid, one in time for Christmas and two more out to the end of Spring.
The free school book programme will also be extended to 770,000 Junior Cycle students and college fees, meanwhile, will be cut by up to €1,500.
Credit to : The Mirror