Social Welfare Increases January 2020

There weren’t too many increases to Social Welfare in Budget 2020 – but most of the increases that were announced will be taking place this month. (January 2020). Details of Social Welfare Increases in January 2020 Jobseeker’s Allowance for people aged 25 will increase by €45.20 a week from €157.80 to €203 . (to bring […]
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National Childcare Scheme

It has been confirmed that the new National Childcare Scheme will be open for online applications from November 20th 2019. Originally announced as part of Budget 2017 – a new “Affordable Childcare Scheme” was proposed to help families with payments for creche and nursery fees and other types of childcare such as after school care. […]
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Savings Accounts for Children

It’s First Communion time again for thousands of children in Ireland . At this time of year – many Catholic children get given cash gifts for their Communion .  A recent survey found that the average amount was €463. Hopefully – with the help of parents – they will try and save some or all […]
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