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Know Your Rights: Back To School Clothing And Footwear Allowance

Know Your Rights: Back To School Clothing And Footwear Allowance

June 25, 2022 at 11:05 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… My child is going back to school in September and I need help with the costs. Can I get the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance? You may […]

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Know Your Rights: Leave For Working Parents

Know Your Rights: Leave For Working Parents

June 18, 2022 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Parents have a right to time off work to look after their children. Parents have several different types of statutory leave entitlements, for example, maternity leave, adoptive leave, paternity […]

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Know Your Rights: Change Of Vehicle Ownership

Know Your Rights: Change Of Vehicle Ownership

June 11, 2022 at 9:30 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…  If you sell your vehicle or trade it in for a new model, you must by law register the change of ownership with the Department of Transport. A record […]

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Know Your Rights: Drugs Payment Scheme

Know Your Rights: Drugs Payment Scheme

June 4, 2022 at 10:39 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…  What is the Drugs Payment Scheme? Under the Drugs Payment Scheme, you only have to pay a maximum of €80 each month for approved prescribed drugs and medicines, and […]

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Know Your Rights: One Parent Family Payment

Know Your Rights: One Parent Family Payment

May 28, 2022 at 8:57 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…  What is the One-Parent Family Payment? The One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) is a payment for men and women under 66 who are bringing children up without the support of […]

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Know Your Rights: Planning Permission And How To Apply For It

Know Your Rights: Planning Permission And How To Apply For It

May 21, 2022 at 8:55 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… If you wish to build a house, you must obtain planning permission from your local authority before you start construction. The law requires that you need planning permission for […]

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Know Your Rights: Working Family Payment

Know Your Rights: Working Family Payment

May 14, 2022 at 8:33 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… What is the Working Family Payment? Working Family Payment (WFP) is a weekly tax-free payment for employees with children. It supports people who are on low pay. You must […]

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Know Your Rights: Passport Applications

Know Your Rights: Passport Applications

May 7, 2022 at 9:23 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… Q. I noticed recently that my Passport will expire shortly. What is the quickest way to renew it? A The Passport Service processes Passport Online applications as a priority. […]

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Know Your Rights: Working On Public Holidays

Know Your Rights: Working On Public Holidays

April 30, 2022 at 9:17 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 recently worked a public holiday, will I be paid for that day? Answer: Yes, if you worked on a public holiday, you get either an additional day’s […]

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Know Your Rights: The Foreign Births Register

Know Your Rights: The Foreign Births Register

April 23, 2022 at 10:10 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 wasn’t born in Ireland but I want to claim citizenship by descent from my Irish relatives. What are the rules? Answer: You are eligible to claim Irish […]

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Know Your Rights: Getting Your Deposit Back From Your Landlord 

Know Your Rights: Getting Your Deposit Back From Your Landlord 

April 16, 2022 at 10:43 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 out of my rented accommodation, when will I get my deposit back?  Answer: If you haven’t broken your tenancy agreement, you should get your deposit […]

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Know Your Rights: Tenants Rights Issues

Know Your Rights: Tenants Rights Issues

April 9, 2022 at 9:29 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 private rented accommodation is damp and mouldy. Does the landlord have to fix this? Answer: Yes, your landlord has a legal duty to make sure that your […]

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Know Your Rights: Air Passenger Rights In The European Union

Know Your Rights: Air Passenger Rights In The European Union

April 2, 2022 at 12:19 pm 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 flight was cancelled, what am I entitled to from the airline? Answer: The airline must give you a choice of: • Re-routing to your final destination at […]

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Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Child Benefit

Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Child Benefit

March 26, 2022 at 11:00 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… What is Child Benefit? Child Benefit is a monthly payment to the parents or guardians of children under 16 years of age. You can get Child Benefit for children […]

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Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

March 19, 2022 at 11:23 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… What is the purpose of the Small Claims Procedure? The aim of the small claims procedure (also known as the small claims court) is to provide an inexpensive, fast […]

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Know Your Rights: Entitlement To Maternity Leave And Maternity Benefit

Know Your Rights: Entitlement To Maternity Leave And Maternity Benefit

March 12, 2022 at 9:37 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… How much maternity leave can I take from work? As an employee, you have the right to take 26 weeks’ maternity leave if you become pregnant. You also have […]

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Know Your Rights: Leaving Your Job

Know Your Rights: Leaving Your Job

March 5, 2022 at 8:40 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 much notice should I give when I leave a job? Answer: Generally, your contract will state the amount of notice you need to give when you are […]

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Know Your Rights: Broken Engagements

Know Your Rights: Broken Engagements

February 26, 2022 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: My fiancé broke off our engagement – we had spent a lot on wedding preparations – can I get this money back from them?  Answer: An engagement is […]

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Know Your Rights: Local Authority Home Loans

Know Your Rights: Local Authority Home Loans

February 19, 2022 at 10:05 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 want to buy a house, but can’t get a mortgage with the bank. What other options do I have for finance? Answer: You may be able to […]

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Know Your Rights: Becoming An Irish Citizen

Know Your Rights: Becoming An Irish Citizen

February 12, 2022 at 9:49 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… Who is entitled to Irish Citizenship? You are entitled to claim Irish citizenship if any one of the following applies: 1. You were born in Ireland or Northern Ireland […]

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Know Your Rights: PAYE Taxes

Know Your Rights: PAYE Taxes

February 5, 2022 at 10:21 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 a PAYE worker. What income tax will I pay in 2022? Answer: Your income is taxed at 20% up to a certain amount. This is known as the standard […]

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Know Your Rights: Social Welfare Support For People Who Live Alone

Know Your Rights: Social Welfare Support For People Who Live Alone

January 29, 2022 at 9:45 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… Q. Can you tell me if there is an extra payment for people on social welfare payments who are living alone? A. Yes, there is a payment called the […]

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Know Your Rights: How To Get Legal Recognition Of Your Preferred Gender

Know Your Rights: How To Get Legal Recognition Of Your Preferred Gender

January 22, 2022 at 10:29 am 2 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Ciara O’Gorman, Development Manager with South Munster CIS spoke recently about how Trans people people in Ireland can apply to have their preferred gender legally recognised by the State. This […]

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Know Your Rights: Rent Supports For People In Private Rented Accommodation

Know Your Rights: Rent Supports For People In Private Rented Accommodation

January 15, 2022 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Q. Is there any support to help me pay my rent? Rent Supplement is a means-tested payment for certain people living in private rented accommodation who cannot provide for the […]

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Know Your Rights: Notification Requirements If Getting Married In Ireland

Know Your Rights: Notification Requirements If Getting Married In Ireland

January 8, 2022 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Anyone planning to get married in Ireland must give a minimum of 3 months’ notice to the Registrar at a Civil Registration Service. This is the law in Ireland and […]

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Know Your Rights: Gift Vouchers

Know Your Rights: Gift Vouchers

January 3, 2022 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Many people give and receive gift vouchers at Christmas. There are many benefits to gift vouchers but there are also some risks. You may lose the voucher, it may expire […]

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Know Your Rights: Workers Entitlements In Relation To Public Holidays

Know Your Rights: Workers Entitlements In Relation To Public Holidays

December 23, 2021 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Q. As an employee, what are my entitlements in relation to Public Holidays? Most employees are entitled to paid leave on public holidays. There is an exception for certain part-time […]

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Know Your Rights: Consumer Rights When Purchasing Christmas Presents

Know Your Rights: Consumer Rights When Purchasing Christmas Presents

December 18, 2021 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… It’s that time of year where we are all purchasing Christmas presents for friends and family.  Is there anything we should keep in mind? Vouchers: A gift voucher is a […]

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Know Your Rights: Supports For People Unable To Work Due To Illness And Disability

Know Your Rights: Supports For People Unable To Work Due To Illness And Disability

November 27, 2021 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Q. What social welfare supports are there for people who have to take time off work due to illness? There are a number of illness related SW payments. If you […]

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Know Your Rights: Passport Applications

Know Your Rights: Passport Applications

November 20, 2021 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Q. I noticed recently that my Passport will expire shortly. Are passport applications being processed at the moment? A. Yes, the passport office is currently processing passport applications. Passport Online […]

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