Todays Budget in Ireland increased the standard child benefit in Ireland to 150 euro a month for the first 3 children and 180 a month for 3rd and subsequent children.
Also- for children under 6 an annual payment of 1000 euro is being introduced - paid quarterly.
This means that for each child under 6 the state pays about 50 euro a week in benefits. All of this is not means tested. This is probably one of the highest rates of Child Benefit payments in Europe?