Department of Social Protection
Áras Mhic Dhiarmada, Store St, North Dock, Dublin 1, Dublin, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland
The Department of Social Protection supports the Minister for Social Protection with governmental, parliamentary and departmental duties. Their principal tasks are:
- To advise the government
- Formulate appropriate social protection and social inclusion policies
- Design, develop and deliver effective as well as cost-efficient income supports, employment services and other related services
- Work towards providing seamless delivery of services in conjunction with other Departments, agencies and bodies
The Department serves a plethora of clients from diverse backgrounds. This includes employed as well as unemployed people. Additionally, they work with families, people with disabilities, carers and pensioners. They administer over 70 different schemes and services. As a result, the Department impacts the lives of almost everyone in Ireland.
Intreo is a new service from the Department of Social Protection. It is a single point of contact for employment and income support. Therefore, it provides a streamlined approach. As a result, Intreo offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for both jobseekers and employers.
EURES: Working in Europe
EURES is the European Job Mobility Portal. It is a network that facilitates the free movement of workers across the EU, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. They also provide specific information and help employers and workers fill and find roles.
Learning and Upskilling
The Department helps also jobseekers gain new skills through training or education. It does this through providing courses for the unemployed. These include the Springboard+ and Momentum courses amongst others. In addition, the Department also offers back to education supports and training support grants.