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Know Your Rights: What To Do If You Have A Motor Vehicle Collision

Know Your Rights: What To Do If You Have A Motor Vehicle Collision

October 1, 2022 at 10:06 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Let’s face it, despite our best efforts, accidents do happen.  If you are involved in a motor collision, the law requires you to do certain things. ] This applies […]

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Know Your Rights: Private Rented Accommodation Deposits

Know Your Rights: Private Rented Accommodation Deposits

September 24, 2022 at 10:03 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…  In today’s property market, finding rented accommodation that is affordable is particularly challenging. With a limited supply of rented property available and huge demand, finding somewhere to rent can […]

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Know Your Rights: Fuel Allowance

Know Your Rights: Fuel Allowance

September 17, 2022 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…  What is the Fuel Allowance? A Fuel Allowance is a payment to help with the cost of heating your home during the winter months. You can get the Fuel […]

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Know Your Rights: Financial Supports For Students

Know Your Rights: Financial Supports For Students

September 10, 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…  The Student Grant Scheme is the main financial support scheme for students but there are other supports available, including: • The Student Assistance Fund • The Fund for Students […]

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Know Your Rights: Surveillance In The Workplace

Know Your Rights: Surveillance In The Workplace

September 3, 2022 at 9:31 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…  You have a right to privacy in the workplace. However, your right to privacy is balanced against your employer’s rights to run their business and protect their company. Your […]

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Know Your Rights: Rights Of Seasonal And Part-Time Workers

Know Your Rights: Rights Of Seasonal And Part-Time Workers

August 27, 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…  This week, Declan Canty, Information Officer with Kerry Citizens Information outlines some of the rights and entitlements of seasonal and part-time workers… A seasonal worker is a person who, […]

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Know Your Rights: The National Minimum Wage

Know Your Rights: The National Minimum Wage

August 20, 2022 at 10:09 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…  Did you just get your first job and are starting working for the first time, or have you recently returned to the work force? Starting a new job can […]

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Know Your Rights: Parent’s Leave

Know Your Rights: Parent’s Leave

August 14, 2022 at 2:09 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…  What is parent’s leave? Parent’s leave entitles each parent to 7 weeks’ leave from work during the first 2 years of a child’s life, or in the case of […]

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Know Your Rights: Working Hours For Young People

Know Your Rights: Working Hours For Young People

August 6, 2022 at 10:25 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… Do I have special rights as a young worker?  The number of hours you can work and the types of jobs you can do, depends on your age. Young […]

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Know Your Rights: Help To Buy Scheme

Know Your Rights: Help To Buy Scheme

July 30, 2022 at 10:45 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… What Is the Help to Buy Scheme? The Help to Buy (HTB) Scheme assists first-time buyers to purchase a newly-built house or apartment. It is also available for once-off […]

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Know Your Rights: National Cancer Screening Service/Free Screening Programmes

Know Your Rights: National Cancer Screening Service/Free Screening Programmes

July 23, 2022 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… National Cancer Screening Service / Free Screening Programmes Cancer is one of the main causes of death in Ireland. If you have any concerns regarding cancer or have a […]

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Know Your Rights: Compensation For Overbooked, Cancelled And Delayed Flights In The EU

Know Your Rights: Compensation For Overbooked, Cancelled And Delayed Flights In The EU

July 16, 2022 at 10:32 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… We are in the height of the holiday season and many people are flying abroad this year. It is important to be aware that air passengers have specific consumer […]

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Know Your Rights: Student Grant Scheme

Know Your Rights: Student Grant Scheme

July 9, 2022 at 11:09 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 student grant scheme? The Student Grant Scheme is the main financial support scheme for students studying in Ireland. It is also known as the SUSI grant […]

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Know Your Rights: Becoming Self-Employed

Know Your Rights: Becoming Self-Employed

July 2, 2022 at 10:31 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 does being self-employed mean? When you start working for yourself, you are classed as ‘self-employed’ and a ‘sole trader’. A sole trader is when you set up a business on […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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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