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# Grant

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# Grant
Treatment Benefit Scheme for dental works, hearing aids and glasses extended by 80,000 people
The amount of PRSI contributions necessary for young people to qualify has been significantly reduced.
# wig grant
Thousands of people with alopecia can benefit from €500 grant to buy wig
The government grant will go to people who suffer hair loss due to illness.
All time
# Apprenticeship
Employers will be paid more to take on women or lone parents as apprentices
Additional money will also be given to businesses that take on people with a disability, or are from direct provision as apprentices.
# Simon Harris
Employers offered €3,000 to take on apprentices, who will play 'key part' in Ireland's recovery
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said that over 18,000 people are already taking part in an apprenticeship.
# windfall
Friend willing to step back and reassess Connacht approach as they bow out of Europe
The Australian also welcomed news confirming €20 million-worth of grants to go towards the Sportsground’s redevelopment.
# Energy
'A shambles': Homeowners angry after funding stops for pilot grant scheme to help retrofit homes
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland said there was no more funding available.
# Praise
Doncaster's delight at snapping up 'the best player in the League of Ireland'
Doncaster Rovers boss Grant McCann has been keeping a close eye on Kieran Sadlier.
# Eighth Amendment
Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'
The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.
# Irish Water
Thousands of people are getting their €100 water conservation grant today
It might be worth checking your bank account if you registered with Irish Water.
# Water Water Everywhere
If you want €100 off your water bill you better get moving
If you’re planning on paying, that is.
# millions
Revealed: Here's how much it will cost Joan to administer that Irish Water grant
The cost of organising and overseeing the payments was the subject of much debate back in January. Here’s the figure…
# pumping it up
1.23 million households have now registered with Irish Water
The company is set to start issuing bills next month.
# Irish Water
Water charges: Government faces extra costs to pay for €100 household grant
More staff will be needed to manage the household payment, Joan Burton’s department has said.
# Cash Money
It will be September 2015 before you can apply for your €100 water grant
Households will have paid two water bills before they can even apply for their ‘water conservation payment’
Irish scientist to help combat aggressive 'triple negative' breast cancer
UCD’s Dr Madeline Murphy has been awarded €25,000 from the Breast Cancer Campaign.
# Student Grant
SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students
Questions had been raised about the eligibility of dental nursing and hygiene students at UCC and Trinity.
# Prime Numbers
John Waters, junior doctors and jail: The week in numbers
Plus: How much money did the bars in Leinster House make last year?
# Enterprise Ireland
Surge in number of women seeking start-up funding
Enterprise Ireland has just released its latest funding initiative as part of a drive to boost the number of high potential start-ups being led by women.
# Your Say
Poll: Should college grants be cut in the Budget?
There is speculation that the college grants could be cut in October’s Budget as part of saving €100m in the Education Department.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about the four Irish people detained in Cairo, arrests at Eminem’s Slane gig, and Clare getting through to the All Ireland hurling final.
# death in ireland
Hundreds of families applying for grants to help cover high funeral costs
The Department of Social Protection is paying out more than €5 million every year to help people cover funeral and burial expenses for their loved ones.
# University
Student 'waiting nearly a year' for SUSI grant decision
The Irish student, who is studying in the UK, said he still has not been given news on a decision about his grant application.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.
# Basketball Ireland
Basketball Ireland to repay €124k for 'serious error' in use of grant money
Over €1.2 million in capital funding was instead spent on development programmes by the association.
# mobility allowance
Kelleher: Dept of Health ringfence claim "strikes fear into me"
He made the comment while questioning Minister Kathleen Lynch on the axing of the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant.
# Agriculture
Coveney announces €3.25 million grant for horticulture sector
The Minister for Agriculture said that the scheme is “vital to improving growers’ competitiveness”.
# Bit O'Red
Ian Baraclough eyeing up at least two more quality signings for 2013
The Sligo Rovers chief needs to strengthen his squad after losing Airtricity POTY Mark Quigley.
# septic tanks
Phil Hogan announces grant scheme for septic tanks
To be eligible for a septic tank grant, householders must register by 1 February 2013.
# Carers
McEntee called on to clarify 'callous' comments on respite care grant
According to today’s Sunday Times, Minister McEntee said in relation to the controversial cut that “could stay in a top hotel for €700 a week”.
# Budget 2013
PHOTOS: Carers hold protest against plans to cut respite care grant
Over 100 people gathered outside Leinster House to rally against the proposed cut from €1700 to €1325.
# Budget 2013
No change of heart from Government on respite care grant
Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has once more defended the decision to cut the respite care grant by more than €300 in Budget 2013.
# Gaeltacht
Half of Údarás na Gaeltachta budget spent on former employees' pensions
Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said the government is doing “untold damage” to the future of the Gaeltacht.
# Carers
Carers using respite grant to pay bills, rather than for actual respite
This week 77,000 full-time carers are due to receive an annual respite grant of €1,700, but it’s unlikely to be used for holidays.
# Budget 2012
Readers' Panel: Student
Budget 2012 has brought a €250 registration fee increase for third-level students, cut student grants by 3 per cent, and cut maintenance payments for new postgrad entrants.
# Occupy Naas
TD 'reluctant to involve gardaí' in student occupation of his office
Fine Gael TD Anthony Lawlor says the protest raises security concerns, but “the last thing I want is to get them in any sort of trouble”