Getting back to work

Information on supports for jobseekers and people who want to start a business

Provided by the Citizens Information Board

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Payments for jobseekers

Information on the main income supports for jobseekers and on additional benefits you may be able to get if you are unemployed.

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The way back to work

Employment schemes that can help you into the workplace.

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Education and training

Information about education and training programmes to improve your chances of finding a job.

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Benefits and work

Supports for people who are working and the benefits you can retain when you take up work.

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Starting a job

Types of employment, finding a job and contracts of employment.

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Your rights in work

Information about your employment rights and equality at work.

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Setting up a business

Sources of information for self-employed people on starting a business, legal structures, tax and income supports.

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Money matters

What you need to know about tax, PRSI and the Universal Social Charge when you are returning to work.

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Latest news

15 October: Budget 2015
Budget 2015 was announced on 14 October 2014. It includes a new Back to Work Family Dividend.

29 September: Jobs Week
Jobs Week runs from 29 September to 3 October with events for employers and jobseekers.