Contacting the Department

You can contact the Department:

By post

The full postal address for the Department is Department of Health, Hawkins House, Hawkins Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (view map).

By telephone

The main switchboard for the Department is 01 6354000. You will need to dial +353 1 6354000 if ringing from outside Ireland.

The Department also uses direct dial inwards (DDI). Using DDI, you dial 635 followed by the extension to contact an extension directly.

By fax

The main fax number for the Department is 01 6354001. You will need to dial +353 1 6354001 if faxing from outside Ireland.

By email

The Department of Health prefers that email contact be first made using one of the contact forms provided - you can contact our Customer Service Centre, contact the Freedom of Information Officer or contact the webmaster.

Additionally, each member of staff in the Department has an email address of the form Firstname_Lastname@health.gov.ie. This email will always include an underscore ( _ ), and will include an apostrophe if appropriate (e.g. the surnames O'Connor, O'Reilly).

In person

Hawkins House is located on the corner of Hawkins Street and Poolbeg Street, in the centre of Dublin.

Hawkins House is within easy reach of the DART (Tara Street Station) and Dublin Bus (any service which terminates in the city centre). We are also within easy walking distance of Busaras (Central Bus Station) and Connolly Train Station.

Press Office

Members of the media only with queries should contact

Department of Health Access Officer

Under the Disability Act 2005, public bodies must appoint Access Officers.

Access Officers act as a point of contact for people with disabilities who want to access services provided by the public body. They provide assistance and guidance to people with disabilities or co-ordinate the provision of that assistance and guidance.

The Access Officer for the Department of Health is Ms Patricia Rigney. Her contact details are below.

Phone: (01) 635 4493
E-mail Patricia_Rigney@health.gov.ie