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As per Teacher Education Section guidelines, travel allowances for attendance at in-service courses will be paid on the basis of bus or train fares or if such transport is not available or would be more expensive, on the basis of private car allowance, where the return journey to the venue each day is greater than 32 kilometres (20 miles) from home or school, whichever is nearer to the venue. All distances are verified using Google Maps.
Please refer to DES guidelines for full details of travel and subsistence allowance rates.
Travel allowance claim forms must be completed and returned to the tutor at the end of the in-service session. Forms cannot be processed if received after the end of the calendar month during which the in-service takes place.
It is the policy of CESC to pay travel claims by cheque twice per year (December & July). Cork Education Support Centre fully respects your right to privacy. The information you provide is not made available to any third parties, and is used by the Centre only for the purpose for which it is provided, i.e. to faciliate payment of travel claims. Any personal information which you communicate to the Cork Education Support Centre is treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
Where payments are made by cheque, those cheques are valid for six months from the date of issue. Cheques which remain un-cashed after this period will be cancelled and will only be re-issued on payment of a stop-charge fee of €3.00 and an administration fee of €7.00. Where the original cheque is for less than €10.00 they can therefore not be re-issued.
Cheques can only be re-issued on presentation of the original cheque.