Half price public transport for young people, a hike in the fuel allowance, and a rise in pensions are among the measures to be announced in today's budget.
The 1.5 billion euro in additional spending will be largely aimed at addressing the rising cost of living and the details will be announced at lunchtime today.
But much of its content is already in the public realm this morning.
Among the last measures agreed yesterday to Budget 2022 was a 5 euro a week rise in the fuel allowance, effective from midnight tonight.
That's in a bid to offset fuel costs - which will also rise at midnight due to a 7.50 a tonne increase in carbon tax.
The point at which people pay the higher rate of income tax will rise by € 1,500 - worth about € 8 a week to a PAYE worker.
Minister Eamon Ryan has secured a 25 million euro fund to give half price public transport to students and anyone aged between 19 and 23.
Pensions and most social welfare rates will rise by 5 euro a week - with a full Christmas bonus to be paid. However, unlike the increase in fuel allowance that comes into effect from tonight, the €5 increase for pensioners, jobseekers and other welfare recipients will come into effect from January.
In housing there will be €194 million for homeless services, €18 million for Traveller accommodation schemes, €65 million for housing adaptation grants and €85 million for retrofitting. The help-to-buy scheme will be extended in its current form beyond the end of the year.
The Department of Justice has secured funding for 800 new gardai and 400 garda civilian staff in 2022.
A 100m euro package from Minister Catherine Martin for the tourism sector will include a pilot universal basic income scheme for artists.
The Department of Health budget is set to see a decrease in Covid funding, while new spending will see a scheme to provide free contraception to young women
The back-to-school allowance will increase by €10 and more carers will qualify for payments as part of the first changes to the means test in 14 years.
Minister for Education Norma Foley secured a commitment that the pupil-teacher ratio in primary schools will be reduced by one point.
Creches and childcare facilities are set to be given more money to improve staff pay in return for freezing fees for parents under a new scheme to be announced this afternoon.
Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman has secured approval for a significant new scheme that will see childcare providers given access to a funding stream to improve staff pay in return for a commitment that parents’ fees will not increase.