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Introduction to the Irish System

Housing in Ireland
This document provides an overview of housing in Ireland.

Health Care in Ireland
Outline of health care services in Ireland, including public and private health care, and health insurance.

Moving your children to primary school
Introduces the system of education in Ireland at primary level and information describes the procedures involved in enrolling a child in primary school.

Moving your children to secondary school
Different schooling options available in the secondary school system in Ireland and outlines the state examination system.

Moving to Ireland and your social security entitlements
This document discusses your social welfare entitlements if you move to Ireland from abroad.

Right to vote in Ireland
Rights of citizens and residents of Ireland to vote in elections.

Political system at national level
This document describes the way in which the political system operates at National Level, including an outline of the Oireachtas. It also contains an explanation of the political terms used.

Political system at local level
The role and responsibility of local authorities and overview of local government system at county/city level and at sub-county level.

Social welfare system in Ireland
What is the social welfare system in Ireland? How is it organised and who can apply for social welfare benefits? This document provides an overview of the system and includes links to more information.
This document is in: Social Welfare > Irish social welfare system

Language

Gaeilge

Contact Us

If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.