Post Tagged with: "Know Your Rights"

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Know Your Rights: Tax Relief On Tuition Fees 

October 19, 2019 at 8:17 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My brother and I have started in third-level college this year. Can my parents claim any tax relief on our fees? Answer: Your parents may be able to claim tax […]

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Know Your Rights: Seasonal Flu Vaccination

October 12, 2019 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I got the seasonal flu vaccine last year. Do I need to get it again this year? Answer: Influenza, usually known as the flu, is highly infectious and anyone can […]

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Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Inheritance Tax 

October 5, 2019 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have recently inherited some money following the death of a close relative. Will I have to pay tax on it? Answer: If you get an inheritance following a death, […]

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Know Your Rights: Shopping Online After Brexit 

September 28, 2019 at 8:43 am 1 comment

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: If the UK leaves the EU, what changes can I expect when shopping online from a UK retailer? Answer: EU consumer law will not apply to UK sales, including online […]

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Know Your Rights: Returning To Ireland

September 14, 2019 at 7:42 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My son has been living in Australia for the last fifteen years and is planning to return to Ireland next year for good. Where can he find practical information […]

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Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

September 7, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am unhappy with the repair work a builder has done to my house, he hasn’t fixed the issue and he refuses to put it right. Do I have […]

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Know Your Rights: Changes To Parental Leave

August 31, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I heard that there will be changes to parental leave later this year. What are they?  Answer: A number of changes to parental leave are due to take place in […]

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Know Your Rights: Emergency Medical Card

August 17, 2019 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: What is an emergency medical card?     Answer: An emergency medical card is a temporary medical card that is issued without a means test in certain emergency situations and […]

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Know Your Rights: Appealing Your Leaving Cert Results

Know Your Rights: Appealing Your Leaving Cert Results

August 10, 2019 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Question: If I am unhappy with a result in my Leaving Cert, how can I get the grade reviewed? Answer: The Leaving Cert results will be available on 13 August this […]

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Know Your Rights: One-Parent Family Payment

August 3, 2019 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: What is the One-Parent Family Payment? Answer: The One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) is a means-tested social welfare payment for men and women under 66 who are bringing children up without the […]

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Know Your Rights: Taxi Complaints

July 27, 2019 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I was recently overcharged for a taxi journey. I take this journey regularly so I know what it usually costs. How do I make a complaint? Answer: The National Transport Authority […]

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Know Your Rights: Regulation Of Short-Term Lettings

July 20, 2019 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have a second property, which I would like to rent out to visitors for short stays. Are there any procedures I need to follow?     Answer: Yes, there […]

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Know Your Rights: How To Get The Public Services Card

July 13, 2019 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: What is the Public Services Card and how do I get one? Answer: The Public Services Card (PSC) helps you to access a range of public services easily. The front […]

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Know Your Rights: Back To School Clothing And Footwear Allowance

July 6, 2019 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am getting Jobseeker’s Allowance and my oldest child is starting school this year. Is there a payment to help with the costs of children going to school? Answer: The […]

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Know Your Rights: Nursing Home Contract Of Care

June 29, 2019 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have chosen a nursing home to live in and have been asked to sign a contract. I’m not sure what to look out for. What should be included […]

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Know Your Rights: Travelling By Electric Scooter

June 22, 2019 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: Travelling to my office through city traffic is taking me longer because of increased congestion. Can I travel by electric scooter instead? Answer: An electric scooter (sometimes called an e-scooter) […]

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Know Your Rights: Bringing A Dog Or Cat Into Ireland

June 15, 2019 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Question: I am moving back to Ireland after several years in Germany. Am I allowed to bring my dog and cat home with me? Answer: Strict controls are in place for […]

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Know Your Rights: Qualifying For The State Pension (Contributory)

June 8, 2019 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I will be retiring soon. I spent many years working and I have also spent time raising and caring for my family. Can I qualify for the State Pension […]

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Know Your Rights: Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme

June 1, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: How do I access the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme for my 2 year-old child? Answer: The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides free early childhood care […]

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Know Your Rights: Early Childhood Care And Education Scheme 

May 25, 2019 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: How do I access the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme for my 2 year-old child? Answer: The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides free early childhood care […]

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Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Force Majeure Leave 

May 18, 2019 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My daughter was taken suddenly ill and I left work early to go to hospital with her. Can I take a half day as force majeure leave?  Answer: The Parental […]

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Know Your Rights: Applying For A Student Grant

May 4, 2019 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I will be sitting my Leaving Certificate this year and plan to go to college in the autumn. How do I apply for a student grant? Answer: Student Universal Support […]

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Know Your Rights: Recognition Of Your Qualifications

April 27, 2019 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am returning to Ireland from Australia where I have been working and living for the last 10 years. I received my degree from the University of Melbourne. I […]

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Know Your Rights: Property Alert Service And Protecting From Fraud

April 20, 2019 at 9:04 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My aunt has just moved out of her home to live in a nursing home. Her house is in a remote part of the country and her family doesn’t […]

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Know Your Rights: European Health Insurance Card

April 13, 2019 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’ve just booked my summer holidays for this year and plan to travel around Europe with my partner and my 10-year old son.   How do I make sure […]

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Know Your Rights: Changes To Minimum Wage For People Under 18

March 30, 2019 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: What are the recent changes to the minimum wage?  Answer: The national minimum wage has not changed and is still €9.80 for adult workers over 18. However, from 4 March […]

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Know Your Rights: School Transport Scheme

March 23, 2019 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My daughter is starting secondary school in September and we live 5 kilometres from her school. Am I eligible for the School Transport Scheme? Answer: You may qualify for the […]

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Know Your Rights: Language Exemption

March 16, 2019 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My son is exempted from studying Irish. Can he still go on to study at third level? Answer: Students must have the academic entry requirements (also called matriculation requirements) for […]

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Know Your Rights: What Happens If You Lose Your Passport Abroad?

Know Your Rights: What Happens If You Lose Your Passport Abroad?

March 9, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am going abroad with some friends. What happens if I lose my passport while I am travelling? Answer: If you are an Irish citizen abroad and your Irish passport […]

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Know Your Rights: Contracts Of Employment

March 2, 2019 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m starting a new job. I heard that there are changes to the rules about terms of employment for new employees. What are they?  Answer: Your employer must provide you […]

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