Useful Info


A Simple Guide To The Back To Work: Enterprise Allowance

The Back to Work: Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) is a special welfare payment that allows the recipient to earn any amount on a self employed venture while drawing their dole over a set period of time. You can qualify for BTWEA Scheme if you are… 1. Setting up as self-employed in a business that... 

A Complete List Of Our Local TDs and Councillors (+ contact info)

Dublin South-Central TDs There are five TDs elected to serve the Dublin South-Central constituency in Dáil Éireann, our local constituency. In total there were 166 TDs elected to serve the entire country, from the 8th of February 2020, and this is the 32nd Dáil. Patrick Costello Green Party Postal... 

Get The Most Out Of Your Thomas Street Shopfront!

The Thomas Street Business Association (TSBA) have published a useful guide to help traders on Thomas Street to get the most out of their shopfronts! Tips range from scale & proportions to materials, fonts and colours. IMAGE: View of shopfronts on Thomas Street, Dublin 8 – image credit:... 

Guide To Planning & Development For Thomas Street Traders

The Thomas Street Business Association (TSBA) have come up with a handy guide to help you navigate through the various issues involving planning and development on Thomas Street. Stephen Coyne and the TSBA have put together the presentation below, which also includes details of protected structures,... 

Community Employment Scheme – info & requirements

We currently employ over a couple of dozen people through the Community Employment (CE) Scheme, which is administered by the Department of Social Protection (DSP). This has lead to a steady stream of phone calls, and calls to our office, from people who are trying to find out about the requirements.... 

Education Options For Unemployed People

This article outlines ways in which you can take up education opportunities and retain your Social Welfare Payment. Key Providers: Vocational Education Committees (VECs) are statutory education bodies that administer secondary and adult education by providing a wide range of services. VECs also administer... 

Suicide Helplines & Resources

Help Lines & Centers in Ireland 1 Life suicide help line 1800-247-100 / txt 51444 Teen Line Ireland 1800-833-634 / www.teenline.ie Aware 1890-303302 / 01-6617211 Console 1800-201-890 / www.console.ie Turn 2 Me on line support forum www.turn2me.ie Turning the tide on suicide www.3ts.ie Pieata... 

Local Mass Times

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Whitefriar Street Sunday Masses Saturday Vigil: 6.00pm, Sunday: 8.OO, 10.30 and 11.30am, (Choir), 12.30 p.m., 4.00 p.m. (Choir) and 7.00pm. Masses on Holydays 8.00, 10.00 and 11.00 am, 12 noon, 1.10, 3.00 and 6.00pm. Weekday Masses 8.OO, 10.00 and 11.30am, 1.10 and 3.00pm.... 

El Camino De Santiago Walk, Dublin – Passport Information

El Camino De Santiago Passports are available at Fountain Resource Group Main Office. The Fountain Resource Group’s main office is located on the St James’s Church grounds. St James’s Church is the first stop of the Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago Compostela in Spain. The Irish Society of St James... 

Rent Supplement Entitlements

Over the past 10 years the Social Welfare system in Ireland has become more compound and complicated. As a result many people are not aware of the full rank of support and payments available through the Department of Social Protection and the Health Service Executive (HSE). In times of recession and... 
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