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The national minimum wage is now €11.30 per hour.

Statements of terms of conditions of employment must now have information about probation periods. This must be included in the statement of core terms and conditions that employees must receive within 5 days of starting their job.

Statutory sick pay is now available for up to 3 days per year.

All adults can now get their second COVID-19 booster.

Changes in mortgage lending limits are now in place.

The amount of money you can earn and still qualify for local authority housing increased by €5000 per year on 1 January 2023.

The price limits for the First Home Scheme increased from 1 January 2023.

The Low Emissions Vehicle Toll Inventive Scheme, which refunds tolls for some electric cars have been extended to June 2023.

New fixed charge penalties are now in place for:

  • €200 for the misuse of a disabled parking permit
  • €80 for illegally parking in an electric charging bay
  • €200 for breaching an HGV ban and entering a specified public road without a permit

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An eviction ban is now in place from 30 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.

The double payment of Child Benefit that was announced in Budget 2023 was paid today (1 November 2022).

Fines for some driving offences doubled from 27 October 2022.

New laws on tips, gratuities and service charges will come into force from 1 December 2022.

The Accommodation Recognition Payment for hosting Ukrainian refugees will double to €800 from 1 December 2022.

The Citizens’ Assembly has voted in favour of a directly elected mayor for Dublin. The Assembly’s recommendations and report will be sent to the Government before the end of the year.

Citizens of Belarus and Russia who have a visa for the UK can no longer enter Ireland without a separate Irish visa under the Visa Waiver Scheme.

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You can now receive up to €14,000 per year for renting out a room in your own home without it affecting your social welfare payment.  This does not apply to short-term lets (of less than 28 consecutive days). It also does not apply if you are renting to an immediate family member or someone you employ.

New EU regulations covering the enforcement of certain family court orders across the EU are now in place.

Ukrainian refugees in Ireland can now drive on their Ukrainian driving licences.

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