Social Services & Substance Abuse

Returning to Ireland

Moving back to Ireland after living in the US for a long period requires careful planning. You may find that Ireland has changed greatly since you left it, and it is important to prepare yourself for these changes. A successful transition requires consideration of issues such as accommodation, employment, healthcare, immigration/visas and social welfare. The IIIC is happy to help you in this transition. You may also wish to consult the following external sites:


Emigrant Advice
1a Cathedral St, Dublin 1
Tel: +353 1 8732844
Email: info@emigrantadvice.ie
Web: www.emigrantadvice.ie
EAN, the Emigrant Network
Bayview House, 49 North Strand Rd
Tel: +353 1 8364777
Email: info@emigrantnetwork.ie
Web: www.emigrantnetwork.ie

Dept. of Foreign Affairs
80 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 4780822
Web: www.dfa.ie

Dept. of Justice, Equality & Law Reform
72-76 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 7043174
Web: www.justice.ie

Dept. of Social & Family Affairs Information Service
Oisin House, Pearse St, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 7043000
Email: info@welfare.ie
Web: www.welfare.ie

The Safe Home Program
St Brendan’s Village, Mulranny, Mayo
Tel: +353 98 36036
Email: safehomeireland@eircom.net

Garda National Immigration Bureau
13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6669100

Retirement Pensions, Old Age Pensions & Free Schemes
Pension Services Office
College Rd, Sligo
Tel: +353 71 9169800