The government has signed off on a 1.3 billion euro cost of living package.
There will be a 200 euro lump sum payment to welfare recipients and a 100 euro extra payment of child benefit.
The reduced 9 per cent VAT rate for hospitality is being kept until the end of August, with a warning it will be the last extension of the lower rate.
While VAT increases on energy have been delayed, there will be a phased reintroduction of excise on petrol and diesel starting in June.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the spend against accusations it doesn't help working families who aren't entitled to a welfare benefit: