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


Latest News

  • Support groups – June 2018 – Dublin & Limerick

    AdVIC are inviting all those who are struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one due to homicide or fatal assault to join a bereavement counselling group. Bereavement group counselling aims to provide emotional support and a safe …Read More
  • AdVIC 2018 AGM

    Our AGM is on Saturday, details below. We would love to see you there. Date:                    21st April 2018 Time:                    2.30 PM to 4.30 PM Venue:                 Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Guest Speaker:    Counsellor Marie Percival Following the AGM, …Read More
  • Survey for VRA

    The VRA are helping to conduct a survey of victims in order to develop a training programme for lawyers on the needs and rights of victims of crime If any victims are interested in completing the survey please click hereRead More

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