Irish Agencies

Irish Agencies

These links are provided to help you find assistance in Ireland.

 

Department of Health

The mission of the Department of Health and Children is to support, protect and empower individuals, families and their communities to achieve their full health potential by putting health at the centre of public policy and by leading the development of high quality, equitable and efficient health and personal social services.

 

Health Boards

Regional Health Authorities are responsible for planning, arranging, overseeing and co-ordinating health and personal social services for its respective region.

 

Eastern Regional Health Authority

Dublin, Kildare, and Wicklow 

 

Midland Health Board

Laois, Offaly, Longford, and Westmeath

 

Mid-Western Health Board

Clare, Limerick, and North Tipperary 

 

North Eastern Health Board

Louth, Meath, Cavan, and Monaghan

 

North Western Health Board

Donegal, Sligo, and Leitrim

 

South Eastern Health Board

Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford and South Tipperary

 

Southern Health Board

Cork and Kerry

 

Western Health Board

Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon

 

Entitlements

Comhairle

Comhairle is the national agency responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy on social services to ensure this access. It supports the provision of information to the public through the nationwide network of Citizens Information Centres, the Citizens Information Call Centre and and through the OASIS and Citizens Information Databases. As a statutory agency, Comhairle comes within the remit of the Department of Social and Family Affairs in Ireland. The agency has a statutory commitment to assist and support people, particularly those with disabilities, in identifying and understanding their needs and options and in accessing their entitlements to social and civil services.

 

Department of Social and Family Affairs

The Department of Social and Family Affairs promotes a caring society through ensuring access to income support and related services, enabling active participation, promoting social inclusion and supporting families.

 

Support

Disabled Drivers

The Disabled Drivers Association takes care to present physical disability in the best possible light and strives to show that most Physical Disabilities can be overcome and individuals can go on to achieve their full potential with the benefit of support and training.

 

Disability Federation of Ireland

Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is the national support organisation and advocate for voluntary organisations/non-statutory agencies in Ireland who provide services to people with disabilities and disabling conditions. 

 

Enable Ireland

The mission of Enable Ireland is to enable those who use our services to achieve maximum independence, choice and inclusion in their communities. We will do this by offering a range of services and supports of the highest quality, in line with the needs and wishes of the service users and in active partnership with them.

 

National Disability Authority

The National Disability Authority, on behalf of the State, promotes and helps secure the rights of people with disabilities. Reporting to the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform its key functions are to monitor compliance with the recommendations of the commission on the Status of People with Disabilities and to serve as a national focal point to co-ordinate disability policies, monitor standards and commission research.

 

Equality Authority

The Equality Authority is an independent body set up under the Employment Equality Act 1998 outlaw discrimination in employment, vocational training, advertising, collective agreements, the provision of goods and services and other opportunities to which the public generally have access on nine distinct grounds.

 

Irish Health.Com

The comprehensive guide to health for Irish users. Ireland’s only live health news and feature service.

 

Assist Ireland

Assist Ireland is a comprehensive database of information on assistive technology for people with disabilities, developed by Comhairle in partnership with the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), Enable Ireland and Cheshire Ireland. This online resource provides information on products, suppliers, entitlements, and signposts relevant links to service providers, relevant statutory services and organisations representing and working with disability.

 

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland is the national umbrella body representing over thirty not for profit organisations working with people with neurological conditions and their families.

Neurological conditions affect the brain and spinal cord and include many common conditions such as stroke, migraine, epilepsy and acquired brain injury as well as rare and genetically transmitted conditions.

In 1996 a group of neurological charities came together, with the support of a leading neurologist, to form an alliance to campaign for the development of services for people with neurological conditions and their families.

Since then the organisation has significantly increased its membership and is recognised as a key partner in informing and shaping the response to the needs of people with neurological conditions and their families in Ireland.