From 1 February 2023, the extended expiration periods for collecting social welfare payments from the post office introduced during COVID-19 will no longer be available.
Third COVID-19 booster vaccines are now available if you are 65 or over, or if you are 12 or over in some cases.
The maximum fixed charges for parking offences has increased from €150 to €200.
Applicants without children for international protection are not currently being offered accommodation.
For gains made in December 2022, you must pay Capital Gains Tax by 31 January 2023 and file a return by 31 October 2023.
The closing date for CAO applications is 1 February 2023. Late applications will be accepted until 5pm, 1 May 2023. If you are applying for HEAR or DARE, or want to be assessed as a mature student, you must submit your CAO application by 1 February 2023.
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The closing date for CAO 2023 applications is 1 February 2023. An application made before 1 February 2023 is free of charge. You can change your course choices online up to 5pm on 1 February 2023 free of charge. Changes made from 3 February 2023 to 5pm on 1 March 2023 cost €10.
If your child is aged 2-17, they can get a free flu vaccine at participating GPs and pharmacies until 23 January 2023. No appointment is needed.
You can now claim a tax exemption of up to a limit of €3,000 under the Bike to Work Scheme for cargo and e-cargo bikes. From 1 August 2020 to 31 December 2022, the limit for cargo and e-cargo bikes was €1,250 and €1,500.
Non-EEA fishing crew members who had residence through the Atypical Working Scheme can now apply for a Stamp 4. They must have a current valid IRP card granted under the AWS that expires on or after 1 January 2023, or hold a letter of permission under the scheme.
From 1 February 2023, the price of a standard domestic postage stamp will increase from €1.25 to €1.35. There will be no increase in the price of a standard international stamp (€2.20) or the Digital Stamp (€2.00).
On 9 January 2023, a new subsidised one-year pilot programme for a part-time local hackney service was launched. The programme will be available across 21 locations in designated rural locations where no full-time service exists.
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Parent’s leave has been extended to 7 weeks for parents of children under 2 (or 2 years from the child’s placement date in the case of adoptive parents).
The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will be paid automatically in the week of 11 July 2022 to families who have been notified that they will get the automatic payment. If you have not received a letter notifying you of this and you want to apply for the payment, you must apply on MyWelfare.
The Birth Information and Tracing Act has been passed by the Oireachtas. This gives adopted people, and others, the right to access their birth certificate.
A new voucher scheme for remote working hubs is now in place. You can get 3 vouchers in the first phase of the scheme, which runs until the end of August 2022.
Preliminary results of Census 2022 show Ireland’s population has passed the 5 million mark.
A new ex-gratia scheme for CE supervisors is now available.
We’ve updated the CAO offer and deadline dates for 2022/23.
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