Department of Social Affairs

The Department of Social Protection is responsible for a number of divisions relevant to a family following a death from homicide.

Full information on all services is available on:

In this Resource page we will concentrate on the following services:

  • Citizens Information  Service

The Citizens information Board phone service provides easy access to information and advice by telephone and e-mail.

The service has a full range of information on rights and entitlements and on state and other social services.

You should be aware that since 2014 a Bereavement Grant is no longer available.

We recommend that you contact your local Health Centre, or nearest Citizens Information Centre to obtain up to date information on what you may be entitled to.

Citizens Information Board,
Address: Ground Floor, Georges Quay House, 43 Townsend Street, Dublin 2, D02VK65
Tel: +353 76 1074000 Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm
Fax: +353 1 6059099

⦁    Death Certificate

You can apply online on the HSE website at or alternatively contact your local health centre


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Do you need to speak to someone for help coping with a homicide or to arrange counselling services?

If so, please call us on (01) 518 0816 or email

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