Daily Archives: March 10, 2015

A School Song by Rudyard Kipling

“Let us now praise famous men”– Men of little showing– For their work continueth, And their work continueth, Broad and deep continues, Greater then their knowing! Western wind and open surge Took us from our mothers– Flung us on a … Continue reading

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A Nursery Darling by Lewis Carroll

A Mother’s breast: Safe refuge from her childish fears, From childish troubles, childish tears, Mists that enshroud her dawning years! see how in sleep she seems to sing A voiceless psalm–an offering Raised, to the glory of her King In … Continue reading

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In Childhood by Kimiko Hahn

things don’t die or remain damaged but return: stumps grow back hands, a head reconnects to a neck, a whole corpse rises blushing and newly elastic. Later this vision is not True: the grandmother remains dead not hibernating in a … Continue reading

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Childhood by Rainer Maria Rilke

It would be good to give much thought, before you try to find words for something so lost, for those long childhood afternoons you knew that vanished so completely –and why? We’re still reminded–: sometimes by a rain, but we … Continue reading

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Rent Supplement 2015 – For Welfare Recipients & Workers

Title: Rent Supplement Author: Ireland, Department of Social Protection Full Text & Source: http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/SWA—Rent-Supplement.aspx The Internet, Online, 10/3/2015 The purpose of Rent Supplement is to provide short term income support to assist with reasonable accommodation costs of eligible people living … Continue reading

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Child Benefit Rates 2015 ROI

Child Benefit is a monthly payment for each qualified child normally living with you and being supported by you. A qualified child is: a child under age 16, or a child aged 16 or 17 who: is in full-time education, … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights Ireland – Search Online

Title:  Citizens Information Author: Citizens Information Board Full Text & Source: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/ The Internet, Online, 10/3/2015 Sample Text: Social Welfare Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Child Benefit, Rent Supplement, One Parent Family Payment, Family Income Supplement, … Continue reading

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Free Pre School Year – Free To All Kids

Title: Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme Author: Citizens Information Full Text & Source: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/education/pre_school_education_and_childcare/early_childhood_care_and_education_scheme.html In general, children are eligible for the ECCE scheme if they are aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 7 months on 1 … Continue reading

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GP Visit Cards

Title: GP Visit Cards Author: Citizens Information Full Text & Source: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/entitlement_to_health_services/gp_visit_cards.html The Internet, Online,10/3/2015 If you do not qualify for a medical card you may be eligible for a GP Visit Card. A GP Visit Card allows you to … Continue reading

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Worksheet: How to calculate your Family Income Supplement

Title:Worksheet: How to calculate your Family Income Supplement Author: Citizens Information Full Text & Source: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/reference/worksheets/worksheet_how_to_calculate_your_family_income_supplement.html Worksheet Family Income Supplement (FIS) is a weekly tax-free payment available to married or unmarried employees with children. To qualify for FIS, your average … Continue reading

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Back To School Allowance

Title: Back To School Allowance Author: Ireland, Dept. Of Social Protection Full Text & Source:http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Back-to-School-Clothing-and-Footwear-Allowance.aspx The Internet, Online, 10/3/2015 Sample Text Changes in 2014 In 2014 the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is no longer paid to children … Continue reading

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Family Income Supplement

Title: FIS Explained Author: Kells Resource Centre Full Text & Source: http://www.kellspeoplesresourcecentre.com/#!Social-Welfare-FIS-explained-Kind-of-/c1idz/77553379-A883-4E8A-90C0-AD10CA70BB06 The Internet, Online, 10/3/2015 This is the allowance we get most questions about. The Family Income Supplement is a tax free payment to families, including one-parent families, who … Continue reading

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Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare

Title: Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare ; First Report: Child and Family Income Support Author: Ireland, Department of Social Protection Full Text & Source: http://www.welfare.ie/en/downloads/Advisory-Group-on-Tax-and-Social-Welfare-First-Report-Child-and-Family-Income-Support.pdf The Internet, Online, 10/3/2015 Sample Text The Group’s terms of reference are quite … Continue reading

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It doesn’t really matter who you used to be, what matters is who you’ve become.

  It doesn’t really matter who you used to be, what matters is who you’ve become. Robert Tew.

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I am learning to trust the journey even when I don’t understand it.

  I am learning to trust the journey even when I don’t understand it. ~ Mila Bron

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“That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives as though you didn’t just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback.”

“That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives as though you didn’t just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback.” Jamie Craig

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‘The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.’

  ‘The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.’Charles Bukowski  

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Hazel blue anemone in a little SeaSide cave…drawing currents from the sea turquoise blue on sparkling waves……

“Hazel blue anemone in a little SeaSide cave…drawing currents from the sea turquoise blue on sparkling waves. In ocean dreams, the poet waits by his grotto, passing days. Rhyming verse, his mind creates where his smiling Sea Nymph plays. The … Continue reading

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