Buying a Car – by Allan

Buying a car is probably parents’ second most expensive purchase of their life. I am making the assumption that your family home being number 1.  Interesting enough the landscape on how we buy cars has dramatically changed over the last number of years. Previously most parents would purchase the car outright and own it from […]

Long Term Illness Card

People with specific diagnoses are entitled to an individual Long Term Illness Card. This has nothing to do with income but is based on your child medical condition. This allows your child to get medicines directly related to the treatment of their illness, free of charge. This prevents your child from ever having to pay […]

Local Property Tax – by Allan

During the recession and subsequent bailout by the troika, the government brought in the Local Property Tax (LPT). The purpose was to widen the net on tax collection. The scheme is operated by the Revenue and is based on a self-assessment of the value of your home and came into effect in 2013. There are […]

Health Amendment Bill 2017

It is fantastic news to announce that EVERY child that qualifies for the Domiciliary Care Allowance will now be automatically entitled to a full Medical Card and this right will be enshrined in law. This is a huge relief for so many of our families who have been dealing with the stress of applying and re-applying […]

Love Is In The Air -By Allan

At this time of the year, LOVE is all around us, people are getting engaged but what are the issues surrounding your marital status and having a child with special needs? Most parents I meet fall into the married category. As my wife might be reading this I have to say this is the best category!! […]