Post Tagged with: "Know Your Rights"

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Know Your Rights: Drink Driving Offences

December 8, 2018 at 9:33 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’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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Know Your Rights: Grants For Solar Panels

October 20, 2018 at 9:44 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 is a new grant scheme for installing solar panels in your home. How does the scheme work and do I qualify? Answer: The Solar PV scheme […]

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Know Your Rights: Changes To The National Car Test (NCT)

October 13, 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: My car is due an NCT soon. Have the NCT rules changed recently?  Answer: Yes, recent changes to the National Car Test include how defects are classified and how vintage […]

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Know Your Rights: Maternity Leave

October 6, 2018 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 pregnant but I have only been working with my employer for a few weeks. Am I entitled to maternity leave? Answer: If you are pregnant while in employment, […]

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Know Your Rights: Getting The Flu Vaccine

September 29, 2018 at 10:47 am 2 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m thinking of getting the flu vaccine. Can you tell me about this vaccine? Answer: Influenza, usually known as the flu, is highly infectious and anyone can get it. However […]

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Know Your Rights: Farm Assist Payments

September 22, 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: I have a small farm that I work on full-time but the profit margins are very low. I am married with two children. Is there any State support available? […]

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Know Your Rights: Making A Will

September 15, 2018 at 10:19 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 would like to make a will. Do I need to go to a solicitor or can I draw up the will myself? Answer: It is important for you to […]

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Know Your Rights: Tax Relief On Tuition Fees

September 8, 2018 at 9:41 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 repeating a year at college and both the Student Contribution and tuition fees are due this year. Can I claim any tax relief for her third-level […]

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Know Your Rights: Getting Married Abroad

September 1, 2018 at 10:07 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 partner and I are planning to get married abroad next year. What do we need to do? Answer: You should contact the civil registration office in the country in […]

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Know Your Rights: One-Parent Family Payment And Going Back To Education

August 25, 2018 at 12:08 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: I am parenting alone and getting a One-Parent Family Payment. I would like to go back to college. What are my options? Answer: Your options depend on your circumstances. You […]

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Know Your Rights: Appealing Your Leaving Cert Results

August 18, 2018 at 9:22 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 result in one of my Leaving Cert subjects and think that I should have got a higher grade. How can I get the grade […]

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Know Your Rights: Jobseeker’s Allowance For Younger Jobseekers

August 11, 2018 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 am 23 years of age and I live with my partner (aged 25) who is currently unemployed and getting Jobseeker’s Allowance. I am now also looking for work. […]

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Know Your Rights: Renting Out A Room In Your Home

August 4, 2018 at 11:48 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 an extra room in my home and I would like to rent it out. Will I have to pay tax on this rental income? Answer: If you rent […]

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Know Your Rights: Telephone Support Allowance

July 21, 2018 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: I am a pensioner living alone. I used to get an allowance towards my telephone bill, but it stopped a few years ago. I heard it might be coming […]

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Know Your Rights: What You Can Do About Noisy Neighbours

July 14, 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: Our neighbours often have noisy parties that keep us awake at night. We don’t really want to call the Gardaí – what else can we do? Answer: Noise nuisance can […]

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Know Your Rights: Apprenticeships

July 7, 2018 at 10:00 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… Question: My daughter is leaving school and she is thinking about doing an apprenticeship. How can she qualify for an apprenticeship and how much are apprentices paid? Answer: An apprenticeship is […]

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Know Your Rights: Help With School Costs

June 30, 2018 at 11:28 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: My four-year-old son is starting primary school in September. My only income is my One-Parent Family Payment and €120 from a part-time job. I don’t get any maintenance and […]

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Know Your Rights: Home Renovation Incentive Scheme

June 23, 2018 at 11:39 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… Question: My partner and I own our home and want to extend it this year. Would we qualify for a tax credit for the work, and if so, how do […]

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Know Your Rights: Support With Household Running Costs

June 16, 2018 at 11:20 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: I’m in my 70s and live alone. Is it there any support available to help me with my household running costs? Answer: The Household Benefits Package may help with […]

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Know Your Rights: Summer Employment For Young Workers

June 9, 2018 at 11:15 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: I am 17 years old and I have just finished school. I would like to get a part-time job over the summer. Are there restrictions on the number of […]

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Know Your Rights: Getting An Irish Passport Card

June 2, 2018 at 11:01 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 am 18 and flying to Spain for a holiday this summer. Can I use a passport card when travelling to Spain, and how do I apply for one? […]

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Know Your Rights: Carer’s Support Grant

May 26, 2018 at 8:58 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 full-time carer and getting Carer’s Allowance. Last year I got a Carer’s Support Grant – will I get it again this year? Answer: The Carer’s Support Grant is […]

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Know Your Rights: European Health Insurance Card

May 19, 2018 at 8:58 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 partner and I are planning a holiday in Spain. How do we access public healthcare services if one of us becomes ill when abroad? Answer: You and your partner […]

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Know Your Rights: New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

May 12, 2018 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 have heard that new data protection rules are coming in. What are these rules and how will they affect me? Answer: A new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes […]

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