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Minister Doherty Introduces Significant Change to Jobseeker’s Benefit for Workers in Seasonal, Casual and Part-time Employment

Regina Doherty has announced From New Year’s Day people in receipt of Jobseeker’s Benefit who take on subsidiary seasonal and casual work can earn up to €7,500 a year without impacting their rights to their Benefit. The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection said: “I have decided to change the regulations around Jobseeker’s Benefit for workers with subsidiary employment to provide a fairer and more flexible system for people who want to work. The new regulation, which will take effect on New Year’s Day, will allow workers with subsidiary seasonal and casual employment to earn €7,500 a year without...

JobPath may not be needed in the future

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme. TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has indicated that the JobPath employment activation scheme might not be needed in the future. JobPath is an employment activation service provided to people who have been on the live register for more than 12 months and are trying to secure and sustain full-time paid employment or self-employment. Last month it was revealed that the private companies contracted by the State to run the scheme, are entitled to €3,718 for every jobseeker that gains sustained employment for one year through the JobPath...

Wexford County Council has welcomed the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme

New Council Mortgage Scheme Wexford County Council has welcomed the recently announced Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme, describing the first-time buyers scheme as offering a “realistic and affordable opportunity” of home ownership to hundreds of low and middle-income earners in County Wexford. Click Here to Apply for the Wexford Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan The Scheme offers loans of up to 90% of the purchase price/ build cost. Interest rate options ranging between 2% and 2.25% are available, fixed over the entire loan term, with a variable rate of 2.3% also available. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and...

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Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan (Find out More)

New affordable housing measures are to be introduced for first time buyers who have been refused finance. The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan will be commenced by local authorities on Thursday, 1st February. The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan is a new Government-backed mortgage for first-time buyers and, as of the start of next month, those interested will be able to apply directly to their Local Authority. To qualify, your annual gross income cannot exceed €50,000 as a single applicant, or €75,000 for joint applicants. There’s also a cap on the value of the home you can buy. In Cork, the maximum market value...

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