The Better Energy Homes Scheme provides grants to homeowners to improve energy efficiency in their homes.
Changes to the scheme have been announced which take effect immediately. These include increases in grant levels, the abolition of a minimum grant threshold and new bonus payments.
Find out more about the scheme and the changes.
Schools in Ireland must open for 183 days per year at primary level and 167 days per year at post-primary level. Dates for the start and the end of the school year are not standardised so schools have some discretion about when students finish school in the summer and when they start school in the autumn. All schools are closed for July and most (or all) of August.
Dates for Christmas, Easter and mid-term breaks are standardised. All schools will close on Friday 27 March 2015 for the Easter break (unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures). If this is the case a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 1 April 2015. All schools will re-open on Monday 13 April 2015.
Read more about school terms.
Revenue have sent letters to people who are not up to date with their Local Property Tax (LPT) payments as part of a compliance campaign.
Visit our page on ‘Paying the Local Property Tax (LPT)’ to find out how to pay the tax.
If you are becoming self-employed and starting a business you can get advice and information from a range of organisations.
Visit our document Sources of information on starting a business to find out more.
You can also get more information in our documents on starting a business, becoming self-employed and coming to set up a business in Ireland.