On this page, you will find information on the Department's role, how we are organised and how we carry out our work. This page also carries links to reports and policy documents of interest.
Joan Burton TD is the Minister for Social Protection. See
here for a profile of the Minister and links to her briefing, expenses and travel itinerary.
The Mission Statement of the Department is to promote active participation in society through the provision of income supports, employment services and other services. See
here for an overview of the Department.
The Secretary General
Ms. Niamh O'Donoghue is the Secretary General of the Department. Her profile is available
The Management Board
You can find information on the Department's Management Board, including presentations they have made to Oireachtas Committees, etc.
Our Organisation Structure
The Department has over 6,700 staff. The organisational structure can be viewed
Intreo - Employment & Support Services
Intreo is the new integrared employment and support service provided by the Department of Social Protection.
Designed to provide a more streamlined approach, Intreo offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for jobseekers and employers alike.
here for more information
Statutory bodies under our aegis
The Citizens Information Board, The Pensions Board and The Social Welfare Tribunal are the three State bodies under the aegis of the Department. See
here for information and for details of how vacancies on these bodies are filled.