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Know Your Rights: Emergency Medical Card

August 17, 2019 at 10:25 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: 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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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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