Organisation Structure for the Department

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Offices of the Department

The Department has over 6,700 staff. Headquarters offices are located in Buncrana, Carrick-on-Shannon, Dublin, Dundalk, Letterkenny, Longford, Roscommon, Sligo, Tubbercurry and Waterford. There is a nationwide network of some 125 social welfare local and branch offices - see here for more details.

General Register Office/Civil Registration Service

The Civil Registration Service provides for the registrations of births, stillbirths, adoptions, deaths and marriages in the State and from 2011 provides for the registration of civil partnerships. The service is managed by the General Register Office (GRO) while registration services are provided by registrars appointed by the Health Service Executive at various locations across the State. The GRO headquarters are in Roscommon and the office operates a genealogy research facility in Dublin. ''

Social Welfare Appeals Office

The Social Welfare Appeals Office is an office of the Department independently responsible for determining appeals against decisions on social welfare entitlements, insurability of employment issues and certain decisions made by the Health Service Executive under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Schemes. ''

Last modified:24/08/2012

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