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Statutory Sick Pay in Ireland

Here in Ireland - there is no statutory sick pay. An employee in Ireland has no legal right under employment law to be paid whilst on sick leave. It is at the discretion of employers to decide policy ...
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Alcohol Price Increases in The Budget

There was no increase to alcohol duty in the 2015 budget -  but the previous two budgets (2013 and 2014) saw a total combined increase in duty of 20c on a Pint or a measure of Spirits and ...
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PRSI on Savings Accounts in 2014

In Budget 2013 it was announced that some people would have to pay 4% PRSI on the interest earned on deposit accounts from January 2014. At the time it wasn't clear exactly who this affected or how the ...
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Child Benefit for 4th Child to be cut in January 2014

Budget 2014 (back in October 2013) did not make any more cuts to Child Benefit  - but we need to remember that there is still a cut on the way for some families in January 2014 . In ...
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Budget 2014: Increased Prescription Charges

Prescription charges for medical card holders were increased in Budget 2014  from €1.50 per item to €2.50 per item - that is an increase of  70%. The monthly cap on prescription charges for a family was also increased ...
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One-Parent Family Tax Credit Changes could mean €2,490 more Tax

Some parents could  end up paying as much as €2,490 more Income Tax per year. In Budget 2014 it was announced that the One-Parent Family Tax Credit is to be replaced with a new Single Person Child Carer ...
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