Budget 2016 & The Older Person

Several change in allowances that concern older people, as announced in effect in 2016. These changes include the following:

  • The inheritance tax threshold on the transfer of property between parent to child increase d from €225,000 to €280,000.
  • Local property tax rates frozen until 2019
  • Pension payments increased by €3 per week
  • Fuel allowances increased to €50 per week
  • Home carer tax credit increased by €190 to bring it to €1,000 per week


Bus Átha Cliath: Changes to bus services

Bus Átha Cliath and the NTA invited submissions on proposed changes to bus routes in the county. DLR Network made a comprehensive submission in response to this invitation. We are pleased to note that the bus company has incorporated many of the recommendations made by the Network. The main features of the new operating schedules are:

  • The 111 will operate more frequently and will serve Loughlinstown Hospital, Brides Glen, Loughlinstown Park, Dalkey and Sallynogin.
  • The 45A bus service will remain unchanged.
  • The 7 will operate two services hourly along Sallyglen Road, and a renumbered 7A will operate two per hour through Sallynoggin. The 7A will follow the same route as the current 7.
  • The 7 will operate two services every hour to Brides Glen and the 7A will operate two per hour to Loughlinstown Park
  • The 7 will travel on the Blackrock Bypass/ Frascati Road on journeys to the city; journeys from the city will travel through Blackrock Village. The 7A will operate through Blackrock Village in both directions.
  • The 63 will operate via Pottery Road/ Mackintosh Park
  • The 59 will continue to service Killiney Village. Routes 59 and 111 will provide a combined half hourly service between Dalkey and Dún Laoghaire.
  • The 8 will no longer operate.