Budget 2023: How The Irish Times will cover it

News, comment, analysis, live blog, videos, livestream, digests, podcasts and social media, plus your budget questions answered in our live Q&A

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe — followed by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath — will be setting out the detail of one of the biggest and most important budgets in years.

This year’s budget is all about the cost-of-living crisis and how the State will deal with it and The Irish Times will bring you all the latest news, analysis and comment online and in print.

Our live blog will be running from 8am in the morning until the budget day is done. We’ll also keep you up to date across all our social media platforms.

If you have some catching up to do, visit our Budget 2023 site where you will find all you need to know about what’s been happening.


Here is how our Budget 2023 coverage will happen:

Tuesday morning

Join The Irish Times budget team and our in-house experts for the budget live blog, which will bring you the build-up to the Ministers’ speeches, keep you in touch with the latest breaking news, the details of new measures, initial reaction, and the best of social media comment.

During the live blog, our politics team will also provide instant analysis of the budget measures as they are announced.


Paschal Donohoe takes to his feet in the Dáil for his speech, to be followed by Michael McGrath. As well as the live blog, we will bring you a rolling summary of the main points and highlights as they emerge. We will also be live streaming the speeches on our Budget 2023 site.

After the speech

Our budget calculator, in association with PwC, will let you work out what it means for your pocket. Plus, we will have quick analysis from our political, business and news teams, including columnists Cliff Taylor and Miriam Lord and all the details of what the changes will mean for you.

We will be emailing a special Business Today Budget 2022 digest, if you wish to receive it, sign up here.

Budget 2023: What to expect

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Our Facebook Live and video broadcasts with contributions from Cliff Taylor, Political Editor Pat Leahy, Social Affairs Correspondent Kitty Holland and Conor Pope will be streamed after the speech is over.


Business editor Ciarán Hancock will host a special edition of the Inside Business podcast, which will be available for download in the late afternoon.

Our politics team will discuss how Mr Donohoe performed, in a special Inside Politics podcast that will be available on Wednesday morning.

Ask the Experts Q&A

Our online Q&A will be open from 1pm for your questions. Dominic Coyle from The Irish Times and Maireád Harbron from PwC will answer your questions online from 7am on Wednesday.


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Special Budget 2023 supplement

Published on Wednesday morning, The Irish Times’s 10-page Budget 2023 supplement will spell out exactly what the budget means for you with the latest news, top-class analysis and comment plus reaction from individuals and businesses around the country

Conn Ó Midheach

Conn Ó Midheach

Conn O Midheach is Assistant Business Editor - Digital of The Irish Times