What's New

New work experience scheme – YESS

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has announced that the Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) will start on 1 October 2018. The scheme will offer work placements to young jobseekers aged between 18-24 who are either long-term unemployed or face significant barriers to employment.

Find out more about YESS.

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.