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Know Your Rights: Responsible Dog Ownership

Know Your Rights: Responsible Dog Ownership

February 4, 2023 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… There has been a lot of discussion recently about dog ownership and the current level of dog control regulations in Ireland. Although ‘man’s best friend’, dogs, particularly large dogs, […]

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Know Your Rights: Tips, Gratuities And Service Charges

Know Your Rights: Tips, Gratuities And Service Charges

January 28, 2023 at 10:16 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… What are tips, gratuities and service charges? Tipping is mainly associated with the hospitality sector. It is also common among other services such as taxi drivers, hairdressers, tour guides […]

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Know Your Rights: Tax Relief And Other Tax Issues For People Renting

Know Your Rights: Tax Relief And Other Tax Issues For People Renting

January 21, 2023 at 10:23 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 Rent Tax Credit? A new Rent Tax Credit was introduced in December 2022 for people who pay for private rented accommodation. The tax credit is 20% of the […]

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Know Your Rights: Contraceptive Services In Ireland

Know Your Rights: Contraceptive Services In Ireland

January 14, 2023 at 10:48 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… Birth control or contraception is the use of medicines, devices, or surgery to prevent pregnancy. You can get contraception from most pharmacies in Ireland. Most contraception will need a […]

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Know Your Rights: Sick Leave And Sick Pay

Know Your Rights: Sick Leave And Sick Pay

January 7, 2023 at 10:46 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. This is also the time of year when a lot of people are getting colds and flus and may have to take time off work. Today we are […]

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Know Your Rights: Hearing Services

Know Your Rights: Hearing Services

December 24, 2022 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… I’ve recently had trouble hearing, how can I get my hearing checked? If you’ve noticed a problem with your own hearing, talk to your GP. Your GP may refer […]

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Know Your Rights: All You Need To Know About Gift Vouchers

Know Your Rights: All You Need To Know About Gift Vouchers

December 17, 2022 at 12:39 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 a gift voucher? Gift vouchers are any voucher, coupon or other document (including an electronic document) that can be used instead of money to pay (or pay […]

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Know Your Rights: Consumer Rights

Know Your Rights: Consumer Rights

December 10, 2022 at 11:18 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… It’s that time of year where we are all purchasing Christmas presents for friends and family.  Is there anything we should keep in mind? The new Consumer Rights Act 2022, […]

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Know Your Rights: Eligibility For The Christmas Bonus

Know Your Rights: Eligibility For The Christmas Bonus

December 3, 2022 at 11:13 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 am in receipt of a weekly social welfare payment and I am wondering if I will  get the  Christmas Bonus? A. In general the Christmas Bonus is […]

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Know Your Rights: Grant To Refurbish Vacant Or Derelict Homes

Know Your Rights: Grant To Refurbish Vacant Or Derelict Homes

November 30, 2022 at 9:34 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… I bought a property that hasn’t been lived in for years, what grants can I get to do it up? The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant gives funding for refurbishing […]

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Know Your Rights: Help With Legal Costs

Know Your Rights: Help With Legal Costs

October 22, 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… Q. What kind of legal issues can you seek help with resolving through the Legal Aid Board? In principle, legal aid and legal advice are available for all civil […]

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Know Your Rights: Help With Prescription Charges

Know Your Rights: Help With Prescription Charges

October 15, 2022 at 11:37 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… There are some schemes available which assist with the cost of prescribed medications and appliances and the qualifying conditions for each scheme is different. Q. Do I have to […]

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Know Your Rights: Capital Gains Tax

Know Your Rights: Capital Gains Tax

October 8, 2022 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… You dispose of an asset when you sell it, give it as a gift, exchange it or get compensation or insurance for it. If you make a profit or […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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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