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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Drugs Payment Scheme

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Q: What is the Drugs Payment Scheme?

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A: Under the Drugs Payment Scheme, you only have to pay a maximum of €80 each month for approved prescribed drugs and medicines, and certain appliances.

Q: Can I apply for this scheme?

A: You can apply for the scheme if you are living in Ireland and intend to live here for at least one year. If you have a medical card, you are not eligible for the Drugs Payment Scheme because most of your prescription costs are covered under the medical card scheme.

Q: How do I apply?

A: You can apply online or by post. To apply online, visit mydps.ie.
To apply by post, get an application form from your Local Health Office or download a copy of the Drugs Payment Scheme application form (PDF) online.

You can also phone 0818 22 44 78 (LoCall) to have a form sent to you by post. You then send the completed application by post to the address on the form.

Q: Who is covered by the scheme?

A: The scheme covers approved prescriptions for you, your spouse or partner and your children aged under 18 (or under 23 if in full-time education).

Q: Do I have to register with one pharmacy?

A: No, you don’t have to register with a specific pharmacy, but, if you use two or more pharmacies in one month, you may pay over the maximum threshold of €80. If this happens you can apply for a refund of the amount you spent above the €80 threshold.

Read more about the Drugs Payment Scheme on citizensinformation.ie, or you can call a member of the local Citizens Information Service in Kerry on 0818 07 7860. The telephone lines are staffed from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. The National Phone Service is available on 0818 07 4000 Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm.

Alternatively, you can email on tralee@citinfo.ie or log on to www.citizensinformation.ie.

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Documents for driving abroad in Europe

By John Healy of Healy Insurances As of August 2021, a green card (or international motor insurance card) is no longer required for travel in the European Economic Area. This […]

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By John Healy of Healy Insurances

As of August 2021, a green card (or international motor insurance card) is no longer required for travel in the European Economic Area.

This area includes all the European Union countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. You also don’t need a green card for Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Switzerland.

If you are travelling with your vehicle to the named counties you will still need to bring:

Your certificate of motor insurance
Your vehicle licencing certificate
Your driving licence
Your passport

If you are taking a company owned, hired or borrowed vehicle, you will need a letter of authorisation from the registered owner along with the vehicle licencing certificate.

It is important to check the legal requirements for the country you are driving in. Some EU countries including France will require you to carry the following items:

Reflective jackets for each occupant of the vehicle
Warning triangle
Headlamp beam deflectors
Breathalyser test
Spare bulb kit
First Aid Kit (compulsory in Austria, France and Germany)

It is advisable to have your travel insurance details, European breakdown cover details, health insurance details and your European Health Insurance card in your possession. Travel safe.

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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