Covid-19 Advice

At a glance: Here are the key points from Budget 2023

Cost of living supports A double Child Benefit payment (worth €140 per child) will be paid in November. A once-off double week "Cost of Living Support" payment to all social welfare recipients in October - the normal Christmas Bonus will also be paid in early...

How to stay safe in 30C heat

With a high temperature advisory in place for Ireland for next Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, it looks like we will be dealing with what could potentially be up to 30 degrees Celsius or higher. Hydration Getting enough water into the system is one of the best ways to...

New law to protect workers’ tips

A new law to protect tips and gratuities received by workers has been passed by the Oireachtas. The Payment of Wages Bill is designed to ensure that tips and gratuities are distributed fairly to staff and to prevent employers from using tips to make up basic wages....

People with early Covid symptoms urged to isolate

The current wave of Covid-19 cases is having a huge impact on hospitals and people seem less likely to be isolating when they have early symptoms, the Covid-19 lead with the Irish College of General Practitioners has said. Dr Nuala O'Connor said that GPs are finding...