The Citizens Information Board (formerly Comhairle) is the national support agency responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy on social services.

Development Co-operation Ireland

Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries.

Government Departments and Bodies

Website containing information on the National Development Plan 2007-2013.

Irish Government website

This site will help you to find government organisations or information by providing links, indices of recent publications and a search engine that searches all government sites.


Money, Advice and Budgeting Services

The Department of Education and Science

The department aims to provide high-quality education which will (a) enable individuals to achieve their full potential and to participate fully as members of society; and (b) contribute to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic development.

The Department of Foreign Affairs

The department’s website contains travel advice, passport, citizenship and visa information, authentication of documents etc.

The Department of Health and Children

The Department of Health and Children’s statutory role is to support the Minister in the formulation and evaluation of policies for the health services.It also has a role in the strategic planning of health services. This is carried out in conjunction with the Health Service Executive, voluntary service providers, Government Departments and other interests.

The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

The department aims to maintain and enhance community security and equality through the development of a range of policies and high quality services.

The Department of Social and Family Affairs

The Department aims to promote a caring society through ensuring access to income support and other services, enabling active participation, promoting social inclusion and supporting families.

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

The National Children’s Office

The National Children’s Office is now part of the Office of the Minister for Children who is committed to improving the lives of all children in Ireland under the National Children’s Strategy and aims to bring greater coherence to policy making for children.

The Office for Social Inclusion

The Office for Social Inclusion is the Irish Government Office with overall responsibility for developing, co-ordinating and driving Ireland’s National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007 – 2016.

Cluid Housing Association

Clúid aims to design, build and manage high quality affordable housing and facilitate the creation of homes and sustainable communities for those in housing need.

Circle Voluntary Housing Association

Circle VHA’s vision is ‘to deliver quality homes and services in partnership with our tenants and local services to create sustainable communities.

Construction Industry Federation

The representative body for Ireland’s construction industry.

Cork Social Housing Forum

Cork Social Housing Forum aims to raise awareness of Social and Affordable Accommodation issues and to lobby the government and policy makers with a view to enhancing accommodation provision in Cork City and City Hinterland area.

Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland aims to advance the right of people-out-of-home to live in a place they call home through quality services, research, and advocacy.

Fold Ireland

FOLD Ireland provides apartments and houses for older people and families. In addition, the Association provides supported housing with 24 hour care for frail and older people.

Homeless Agency

Established as part of the Government strategy on homelessness, the Homeless Agency is responsible for the management and coordination of services to people who are homeless in the Dublin area and for the implementation of agreed action plans which aim to eliminate homelessness in the capital by 2010.

Housing Agency

We are a government agency set up in May 2010 to support the following organisations in their housing functions.

Housing Association for Integrated Living

HAIL is a voluntary housing association with properties in the greater Dublin area. They provide accommodation for families and individuals with a range of housing needs, but primarily for those with mental health needs who need additional support to live independently in the community.

Irish Council for Social Housing

The ICSH was formed in 1982 by housing and hostel organisations in Ireland to act as a national representative, promotional, information and advisory federation.

No Stress, Change of Address aims to make moving house easier for house movers and their providers of goods and services, through enabling your change of address to be notified via the Internet, thereby making the whole process more efficient and economic.

Safe Home Ireland

Safe-Home is a National organisation that seeks to assist older Irish born emigrants to return to their homeland.

Simon Community

The Simon Communities of Ireland is the federation of eight Communities in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, the Midlands, the Mid West, the North West, and the South East. Simon has been working with people who are homeless in Ireland since 1969.


Threshold is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to secure a right to housing, particularly for households experiencing the problems of poverty and exclusion.

Tuath Housing Association

Túath Housing was established and registered in 2000, awarded Voluntary Housing Status by the Department of the Environment and is a member of the Irish Council for Social Housing.

Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC)

The Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) is the statutory awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. FETAC makes quality assured awards that are part of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) from levels 1-6. Meeting learner needs is central to the work of FETAC.

Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)

HETAC (the Higher Education and Training Awards Council) was established on 11 June 2001, under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999. It is the successor to the National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA) and is the qualifications awarding body for third-level education and training institutions outside the university sector.


Established in 1845 as Queen’s College Galway, NUI Galway now has more than 15,000 students and has an established reputation in teaching and research excellence in each of its seven faculties – Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Celtic Studies, Medicine & Health Sciences, and Law.

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Following two centuries of internationally renowned scholarly activity on the Maynooth campus the National University of Ireland, Maynooth was established under the 1997 Universities Act as an autonomous member of the federal structure known as the National University of Ireland.

University College of Dublin

UCD offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the humanities and sciences and currently has a student population of approximately 22,000, including 2,000 international students.


Barnardos is one of Ireland’s leading children’s charity and each year works directly with over 12,000 children and families throughout Ireland. Barnardos also raises issues through our advocacy programme to make Ireland the best place in the world for all children in Ireland.

St Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation in Ireland. Its membership of 10,500 volunteers throughout the country are supported by professional staff, working for social justice and the creation of a more just, caring nation. This unique network of social concern also gives practical support to those experiencing poverty and social exclusion, by providing a wide range of services to people in need..


Website with information for those suffering from depression.

Mental Health Reform

Mental Health Reform is the national coalition promoting improved mental health services and social inclusion of people with a mental health difficulty. is a guide to the services and supports offered by Mental Health Reform.

GROW in Ireland

World Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland.

Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend

Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend is a quality driven, international construction and management consultancy.

Malone O’ Regan

Malone O’Regan is one of Ireland’s most successful Engineering and Environmental Consultancy practices.

MDY Construction

MDY Construction Ltd was established in 1985 and is an experienced general contracting company in the Irish Construction Industry. The company offers competitive tendering, professional management and efficient contruction for all types of building projects, both public and private.

Murnane O’ Shea Ltd

Murnane & O’Shea Ltd. is one of Ireland’s leading property developers and building contractors.

O’ Reilly Hyland Tierney & Associates

Founded in 1945, O’ Reilly Hyland Tierney & Associates have been providing Quantity Surveying and Construction Cost Consultancy services to the Construction Industry for more than 60 years.

Adobe Acrobat 9

Adobe Acrobat is a program or suite of programs from Adobe Systems, Inc. which creates, edits, and manipulates PDF files that can be viewed on any computer system that has software capable of reading PDF files

Autodesk Design Review

Autodesk Design Review free is an integrated, all-digital way to view, print, review, mark up, and track changes to drawings, maps, and models—without the original design-creation software.