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Family Services

Citizens Information Board

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The Citizens Information Board is the statutory body which supports the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services.Tel:  0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm)
you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.

Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)

FLAC is an independent human rights organisation dedicated to the realisation of equal access to justice for all. To this end it campaigns on a range of legal issues but also offers some basic, free legal services to the public. FLAC currently concentrates its work on four main areas: Legal Aid, Social Welfare, Credit & Debt and Public Interest Law.Free Legal Advice Centres,
13 Lower Dorset Street,
Dublin 1,
Information & Referral Line: 1890 350 250
Tel: +353 1 8745690
Fax: +353 1 8745320

AIM Family Services

AIM is a voluntary organisation which offers a non-denominational couple & individual counselling, family mediation and legal information service to people experiencing marital, relationship and family problems64 Dame St
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 670 8363

Family Mediation Service (FMS)

Family mediation is a service to help married and non-married couples who have decided to separate or divorce, or who have already separated.

It is also a service for parents who have never lived together but have a child between them and need to agree parenting arrangements
Head Office
Quay Street,
Co. Kerry.
Phone: 066 947 1000 LoCall: 1890 615 200
Fax: 066 947 1035
To contact a local FMS use the following link


ACCORD offers a professional counselling service for couples and individuals to explore, reflect upon and work to resolve difficulties that arise in their marriage & relationshipsACCORD operates 58 centres throughout Ireland, offering a comprehensive range of support services.
Visit the ACCORD website for further details


Treoir is the National Specialist Information Service for unmarried parents and their children providing clear and up-to-date information free of charge to parents who are not married to each other and to those involved with them.14 Gandon House,
Lower Mayor Street,
IFSC, Dublin 1
LoCall: 1890 252 084
Tel: 00353 1 6700 120                                          


On the 1st of January 2014 the Child and Family agency became an independent legal entity, comprising HSE Children & Family Services, Family Support Agency and the National Educational Welfare Board as well as incorporating some psychological services and a range of services responding to domestic, sexual and gender based violence.
The Child and Family Agency is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving well-being and outcomes for children.  It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.
Child and Family Agency,
Block D,
Park Gate Business Centre,
Parkgate Street,
Dublin 8.
Tel: 01 6352854
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