Post Tagged with: "Know Your Rights"

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Know Your Rights: Bringing A Dog Or Cat Into Ireland

June 15, 2019 at 10:54 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: 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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Know Your Rights: Tax Statements Replacing P45s and P60s

February 16, 2019 at 1:03 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: What is replacing P45 and P60 statements?  Answer: Since 1 January 2019, P45s and P60s have been abolished and replaced with an online system as part of PAYE modernisation. You […]

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Know Your Rights: Supports For Unplanned Pregnancy

February 9, 2019 at 10:26 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 have an unplanned pregnancy, there are free confidential counselling and information services to help you consider your options and access services and supports. My Options is a […]

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Know Your Rights: Applying To College After February 1

February 2, 2019 at 10:15 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: The closing date for applying to college was February 1. Can I still apply? Answer: You apply for almost all full-time undergraduate courses through the Central Applications Office (CAO). This […]

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Know Your Rights: Jobseeker’s Benefit And Subsidiary Employment 

January 26, 2019 at 10:59 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: I was working full-time and was also doing a few hours with another company in the evenings. I recently lost my full-time job. Can I claim Jobseeker’s Benefit and […]

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Know Your Rights: Income Tax Bands And Rates For PAYE Workers In 2019

January 19, 2019 at 11:32 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 2019? Answer: The amount of tax that you have to pay depends on your personal circumstances. Tax is charged […]

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Know Your Rights: Consumer Rights During Sales

January 12, 2019 at 11:40 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: What are my consumer rights when I buy something in the sales? Can I return sales items? Answer: Your consumer rights during a sale are exactly the same as at […]

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Know Your Rights: Pay For Public Holidays

January 5, 2019 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… Question: I work part-time from Wednesday to Friday. This year Christmas fell on a Tuesday. Should I get paid for Christmas Day, even though I didn’t work that day?  What […]

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Know Your Rights: Online Shopping Rights

December 22, 2018 at 9:35 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 want to do some shopping on American websites. What are the rules about VAT and customs duties when shopping outside the EU? Answer:  In general, when goods are […]

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Know Your Rights: The Christmas Bonus

December 15, 2018 at 9:55 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… Question: I am getting a social welfare payment. Will I get a Christmas Bonus this year? Answer: The Christmas Bonus is paid to people getting a long-term social welfare payment. This […]

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Know Your Rights: Drink Driving Offences

December 8, 2018 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: I’ve heard the law around drink driving changed recently. What has changed? Answer: Yes, the law around drink driving has changed. Since 26 October 2018, under the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act […]

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Know Your Rights: Can Taxis Charge More Over Christmas?

Know Your Rights: Can Taxis Charge More Over Christmas?

December 1, 2018 at 9:08 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: Can taxis charge higher fares over Christmas and New Year? Answer: Yes, taxis can charge more on certain days over Christmas. There are three different rates under the National Maximum […]

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Know Your Rights: Regulation Of Charities

November 24, 2018 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: How are charities regulated in Ireland? Answer: The Charities Regulatory Authority (Charities Regulator) regulates charities in Ireland. It maintains a public register of charities and monitors their compliance with the Charities […]

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Know Your Rights: GP Visit Card For Carers

November 17, 2018 at 10:57 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… Question: I am a full-time carer for my mother. I don’t qualify for a medical card but I’ve heard that a GP visit card for carers is now available. How […]

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Know Your Rights: Help For People In Mortgage Arrears

November 10, 2018 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: We’re way behind with our mortgage and can’t pay our other bills either. We’re afraid that the bank will take our home – they keep sending us letters. What […]

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Know Your Rights: Getting A Copy Of My Birth Certificate

November 3, 2018 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 planning to get married and need my birth certificate to give notice. I can’t find it. How and where do I get a new one? Answer: If you […]

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Know Your Rights: Help For People In Mortgage Arrears

October 27, 2018 at 8:27 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: We’re way behind with our mortgage and can’t pay our other bills either. We’re afraid that the bank will take our home – they keep sending us letters. What […]

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