Protests took place across the country yesterday.

Coalition leaders will begin a series of meetings with Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe tomorrow.

They’ll also meet with Public Expenditure Minister, Michael McGrath to discuss a new round of interventions to help the cost of living crisis.

The Government is expected to announce a ‘Christmas-bonus style’ social welfare payment to tackle soaring inflation.

The Cabinet’s currently working on a Summer Economic Statement which will be delivered within weeks.

It’ll reveal the amount of money the state coffers can spare for emergency intervention, while still being able to fund the October budget.

Hundreds of people, groups and organisations took to the streets yesterday to demand action.

Today’s Irish Mail quotes government sources saying fuel and welfare supports will be extended as part of a series of new measures announced next month.

Here’s what else is on the Government’s ‘to-do’ list:

  • Further moves on excise duty for petrol.
  • Investment in childcare.
  • Measures to deal with soaring rents.