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If you qualify for the Carer’s Support Grant, you will get a €500 payment this week.

The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant has been extended to cover all areas of the country. It was previously only available for vacant homes in regional towns and cities.

A national living wage will replace the minimum wage from 2026.

Late fees for registering a tenancy under the new annual registration system do not apply for most tenancies at the moment. If you have paid late fees under the new system, you will be refunded.

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Visa free travel to Ireland is suspended for holders of refugee travel documents issued by 20 European countries.

If you applied for the School Transport Scheme 2022-2023, you can request your ticket using the online Bus Eireann Family Portal before Friday, 29 July 2022.

Ukrainian students applying for third-level must apply through the National Student and Researcher (NSR) online application system by midnight, 2 August 2022 and submit supporting documents by 8 August 2022.

The amount of means you can have for the Household Benefits Package is the current maximum rate of State Pension (Contributory) including any increases that you might get for your age, living alone and dependants, plus €120.

The new Contact Preference Register is open for applications on www.birthinfo.ie. This was set up as part of the Birth Information and Tracing Act 2022.

You can now get medical lenses once every 2 years under the Treatment Benefit Scheme.

Applications are open for the new Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant.

Owners of certain vacant properties no longer need to show they cannot access funding to be eligible for the Repair and Leasing Scheme.

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