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The function of the Press Office is to provide a press service to the Minister and the Department.  We communicate the work of our Minister and the Department to the media as well as responding to media queries and requests.
Use the navigation panel on the left to access Press Releases and Speeches.

Contact details:

The Press Office can be contacted during office hours at:

Ph: 01 7043860 / 01 704 3847 / 01 704 3184
Email: press.office@welfare.ie

The Press Office also provides an out of hours service for urgent media enquiries only. The Press Officer on duty can be contacted at the above details outside of business hours.

Whilst a service is provided over the evenings, weekends and holidays, we may not be able to provide a comprehensive response until the next business day.
Press Officers:

Veronica Scanlan
Grace Whittle

Enquiring about a Social Welfare scheme / payment or making a general enquiry

During office hours the Department can be contacted at:

Ph: 01 704 3000 (Monday to Friday during business hours)
Email: info@welfare.ie There is no out of hours service provided for general enquiries. Emails sent outside of business hours will be responded to the next business day.
Last modified:04/11/2019

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