Social welfare Ireland: Extra payments that could earn Irish people thousands this Christmas – Dublin Live

Social welfare recipients will begin receiving their Christmas Bonus payments for 2021 shortly as the one-off benefit is due within days. The annual cash bonus is given to people claiming a long-term social welfare payment. The bonus is 100% of the normal weekly long-term social welfare payment which claimants receive, with the minimum amount being

Q&A: What does the revised redress scheme mean for homeowners hit by the mica crisis? – Irish Examiner

The updated €2.2bn mica redress scheme will cover 7,500 properties, including 1,000 social homes. The scheme will be extended beyond the original scope, which only included homeowners living in their own properties.  Rented accommodation that is registered with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) will now be able to avail of redress.  However, this will be

Two-thirds want mortgage lending rules relaxed and lower deposit level – Irish Examiner

Almost two-thirds of people believe the major requirement in the Central Bank’s mortgage lending rules should be relaxed, while half believe the deposit needed to do so should be lowered. In the years following the financial crash of 2009, the regulator for financial services in Ireland sought ways of ensuring such a crisis was prevented

The Irish tax reliefs available to families, homeowners and more as the Christmas season approaches – Irish Mirror

The Christmas season is fast approaching and so too is the hike in general living costs during the cold winter months. Many people’s situations may have changed throughout the Covid pandemic, whether that be their employment status, the size of their family, or a new living situation. There are plenty of social welfare schemes in

Shared ownership: how the home buying scheme works – The Week UK

Shared ownership “isn’t limited to first-time buyers”, said MoneySavingExpert. The scheme is also open to previous homeowners who are struggling to get back on the property ladder, as well as existing shared owners. However, the rules in England and for the devolved schemes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can differ.  Shared ownership in England  Shared

Social welfare: The 'extra' payments that could earn Irish people thousands as Christmas Bonus 2021 due – Irish Mirror

Social welfare recipients will begin receiving their Christmas Bonus payments for 2021 shortly as the one-off benefit is due within days. The annual cash bonus is given to people claiming a long-term social welfare payment. The bonus is 100% of the normal weekly long-term social welfare payment which claimants receive, with the minimum amount being

Hospitality Ireland Presents Round-Up Of Island Of Ireland Hotel News – Hospitality Ireland

Hospitality Ireland presents a round-up of island of Ireland hotel news. George Best Hotel Administrators Not In Position To Complete Venture As reported by The Irish News, the administrators of the former George Best Hotel in Belfast have announced that they are not in a position to complete the hospitality venture. Launched by Liverpool developer

Cabinet to consider mica redress scheme – RTE.ie

The details of a redress scheme for thousands of homeowners whose properties were built with defective blocks will go to Cabinet this morning. The scheme will offer a 100% grant for repair and rebuilding works up to a total of €420,000. However, the amount that homeowners will receive per square foot of each property was

Charity sleepout in Ballybofey for homelessness this Friday – Donegal Daily

A group of hardy souls will brave the elements this coming, Friday night, December 3, for a charity sleepout to raise money for homelessness charity Focus Ireland. The sleepout is the brainchild of local Stranorlar woman, Nuala Malone and Shaun McGlynn of Profitness, Ballybofey. Nuala said “I remember when I was young homelessness was something

Today's headlines: Ministers shift burden of Covid controls to parents; landlords to be given right to hike rents in excess of current caps – Independent.ie

Ministers shift burden of Covid controls to parents Ministers are to advise that children only engage in one social outing per week, effectively shifting the burden of driving down the Covid rate onto parents. Shareholders blow whistle on alleged harassment by Web Summit chief Paddy Cosgrave Claims of bullying, particularly of women, highlighted in latest