Are you registered to vote?

The referendum on blasphemy will be held on Friday 26 October 2018, the same day as the presidential election.

Eligible voters can still apply to be registered in time for the election and referendum
Applications for inclusion in the supplement to the Register of Electors must reach your local authority by Tuesday 9 October 2018.

To avail of certain facilities for voters with disabilities, such as voting by post or from a hospital or nursing home, eligible voters must apply for inclusion in the supplement to the Special Voters List or the supplement to the Postal Voters List. These applications must reach your local authority by Monday 1 October 2018.

Application forms are available on checktheregister.ie.

National Ploughing Championships

Citizens Information is at the National Ploughing Championships today.

As Storm Ali closed the event on Wednesday, we’ll be here on Friday as well.

You’ll find us at stand number 295 in block 3, row 14.

You can meet representatives from the following services in our marquee:

National Ploughing Championships

Citizens Information is at the National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

You’ll find us at stand number 295 in block 3, row 14.

You can meet representatives from the following services in our marquee:

 

Home Energy Saving Loan

The Home Energy Saving Loan pilot scheme aims to help finance home energy upgrades. It is a partnership between Retrofit Energy Ireland Ltd (REIL), the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and participating credit unions.

The loan allows you to pay for home energy upgrades without needing to pay up front.

When you apply, REIL carries out a free survey of your home to find out what energy upgrades you can get. If you want any of the upgrades, you can apply for an SEAI grant to cover 35% of the cost. You then use a credit union loan to pay for the remaining 65% of the cost.

Find out more about this new loan.

Flu vaccine

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the strains of flu virus most likely to circulate every year. As flu season is generally from September to April, you should get the vaccine now to be covered for the full season.

The HSE recommends that people in at-risk groups in particular should get the flu vaccine. You are considered at risk if you:

  • Are aged 65 or over
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a long-term health condition
  • Work in healthcare
  • Are a carer
  • Live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
  • Are in regular contact with pigs, poultry or water fowl

The flu vaccine is free from your GP, pharmacist or Occupational Health Department if you are in an at-risk group. However, you may be charged a consultation fee, unless you have a medical card or GP visit card.

Find out more about the vaccine on hse.ie.