Post Tagged with: "Know Your Rights"

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Know Your Rights: Property Alert Service And Protecting From Fraud

April 20, 2019 at 9:04 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 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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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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