THERE will be no extra fivers for state pensioners and welfare claimants next year although they will still get the Christmas bonus.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe announced a limited suite of measures to boost incomes as part of a €690m package for the Social Protection department next year.
The fuel allowance will rise by €2 a week as he said the burden of the carbon tax falls unequally.
Mr Donohoe said the budget is being developed “in the shadow of Brexit”.
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SCHOOLS are struggling to cover their day-to-day costs and the Government needs to invest more in education so parents don't have to cover the costs financially, a teacher has said.