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Useful information

public services, agencies, and important links

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Public Services in Dublin 15

Blanchardstown Library

Members can borrow items such as Books, DVDs and CDs for 3 weeks at a time. Blanchardstown Library offers free talks, classes, events and activities for all and offers information about European Affairs in the Europe Direct Centre. 

The Civic Centre , Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15 

01 890 5560

Garda Station Blanchardstown

The Garda Síochána meaning "the Guardian(s) of the Peace", more commonly referred to as the Gardaí or "the Guards", is the national police service of Ireland. If you have any emergency dial 112 or 999

Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, D15 F6V9

01 666 7000 

NARIC Ireland Foreign Qualifications

NARIC Ireland provides advice on the academic recognition of a foreign qualification by comparing it, where possible, to a major award type and level on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

QQI is the state agency responsible for promoting the quality, integrity and reputation of Ireland’s further and higher education system.  

QQI ensures that learners achieve qualifications that are valued nationally and internationally. QQI also validates programmes, make awards and are responsible for the promotion, maintenance, development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Qualifax

Qualifax offers details about a wide range of programs, including undergraduate and postgraduate courses, vocational training, apprenticeships, and continuing education. It provides information on entry requirements, application procedures, course content, and potential career outcomes.

Careers Portal

Links to a range of career-related resources such as careers advice, self-assessment, employment sectors etc

CAO - Central Applications Office 

Link to applying for full-time Third Level Education Courses in Ireland  

SUSI - Student Universal Support Ireland

Government agency that provides financial support to eligible students pursuing higher education in Ireland.

1916 Bursary Fund

Information on making a student grant application.

Education information & education funding 

Education Centres and Colleges D15

Dunboyne College of Further Education (DCFE) 

Dunboyne College of Further Education (DCFE) provides a wide range of accredited courses that can prepare learners to be nurse, teacher, scientist, sports coach, web designer, accountant, sound engineer, artist etc. 

17-21 Temple Rd, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin, A94 DN40

(0818) 234 234

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education

The Colaiste Ide College of Further Education is a coeducational, nondenominational centre of education funded and managed by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board to provide a Further Education service to the community of Finglas in Dublin North-West.

Colaiste Ide
Cardiffsbridge Rd, Finglas West,
Dublin 11

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education 

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE) offers Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) Courses at QQI level 5 and 6 and at Higher National Diploma in a wide range of disciplines. Most of our courses lead to entry to Universities and Institutes of Technology with some courses gaining entry to second year.

Coolock Campus
Barryscourt Road, Coolock,
Dublin 17, D17 T227

Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further education is a college of further and higher education providing part-time courses, evening classes and vocational education through the provision of excellent teaching and guidance in a caring and supportive learning environment.

Ballyfermot College of Further Education 269 Ballyfermot Rd, Kylemore, Ballyfermot, Co. Dublin, D10 TX46

TU Dublin - Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown 

TU Dublin Blanchardstown is part of the larger Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) entity, which was established through the merger of three institutes of technology in Dublin: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), and Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT). 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown CampusBlanchardstown Rd N, Blanchardstown, Dublin, D15 YV78

Balydoyle Training Centre

Balydoyle Training Centre is also part of the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) and offers a wide range of day / evening courses for clients across a number of locations in North Dublin. Courses are not only delivered in the Training Centre, but are also delivered in some other locations such as Blanchardstown.

Baldoyle Industrial Estate
Baldoyle Dublin 13 D13 K1V3

AsIAm - Ireland's National Autism Charity

Ireland’s National Autism Charity that provides a series of innovative supports for the autism community. 

17-21 Temple Rd, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin, A94 DN40

(0818) 234 234

Specialisterne Ireland

Specialisterne Ireland is a specialist consultancy for neurodivergent people (autistic people, those those on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, dyspraxia/DCD, dyslexia and similar neurodiversities), supporting them into employment. 

Specialisterne Ireland,
c/o SAP AppHaus, Waterside 2,
Ireland, D24 Y99R

e-mail 

unavaiable

353 87 396 2928

Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) - Hartstown

Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) is a voluntary organisation and national charity working with children and adults with disabilities.

Hartstown Shopping Centre, Hartstown,
Dublin 15, D15 EK60

Disability Services  

Childcare & Family Supports

One-Parent Family Payment

The One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) is a payment for people under 66 years who are parenting alone. 

Blanchardstown Intreo Centre
  Westend House, Snugborough Road,
Dublin 15, D15 WA27

National Childcare Scheme (NCS) 

The National Childcare Scheme provides financial support to help with childcare costs.

Specialisterne Ireland,
c/o SAP AppHaus, Waterside 2,
Ireland, D24 Y99R

Refugees - Ethnic minortites

Cairde

Cairde is a community development organisation working to tackle health inequalities among ethnic minority communities by improving access to health services, and participation in health planning and delivery.

19 Belvedere Place,
Dublin 1, Ireland.

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission protect and promote human rights and equality in Ireland to build a culture of respect for human rights, equality and intercultural understanding across Irish society.

​Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission
16-22 Green Street
Dublin 7 - D07 CR20

Samaritans 

Samaritans Ireland provides a vital lifeline, answering over 1,000 calls for help a day.

4-5 Usher's Court
Usher's Quay, Dublin 8

+353 1 671 0071

Pieta House 

Pieta House provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service to people who are in suicidal distress. 

Pieta Blakestown & Mountview 
Blakestown Rd, Clonsilla, D15HQ53 
Phone: (01) 2333860 / 0818 111 126

SMS Help Service:
Text HELP to 51444

Genesis

Genesis strives to provide a safe environment for clients in Genesis during these difficult times. 

Genesis Psychotherapy
& Family Therapy Service CLG
Blackcourt Road, Corduff,
Dublin 15, D15 RX03

Blanchardstown Community Counselling 

Is a counselling and psychotherapy practice based in Ongar village, offering affordable counselling services.

Blanchardstown Community Counselling 
37C Main Street, Ongar Village,
D15 RW6.

Mental Health Support

Transport info

TFI

For information about the timetable, and bus routes.

Dublin Bus
59 Upper O’Connell Street,
Dublin 1, D01RX04

Go Ahead Ireland

Go Ahead Ireland operates public transport services across Ireland.

Go Ahead Ireland

Ballymount Road Lower
D12 X201

Healthcare Services and Peer Support Groups

Medical Card

The Irish Medical Card is a government-issued healthcare entitlement that provides eligible residents of Ireland with access to a range of essential medical services, treatments, and prescriptions at little to no cost. It aims to ensure that individuals and families who meet specific income criteria can receive necessary healthcare without financial barriers. 

National Medical Card Unit,
PO Box 11745,
Dublin 11

0818 22 44 78
or 01 864 7100

Dublin 15 Community Addiction Team (CAT)

D15 CAT provides support to anyone in the wider Blanchardstown area that is impacted by addiction.

 

37a Coolmine Industrial Estate,
Coolmine, Dublin

Alcoholics Anonymous Ireland (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

 

Unit 2, Block C, Santry Business Park, Swords Road, Dublin 9, D09 H584

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. 

Gamblers Anonymous
c/o Teach Mhuire
39 Gardiner Street Lower
Dublin 1, D01 KC83

HIV Ireland 

HIV Ireland offers counselling and support to people who are living with HIV, their families and their partners. They also provide STI and HIV testing.

70 Eccles Street,
Phibsborough,
Dublin 7, D07 A977

Job search websites

Civil and Public Service Jobs

 Is the official online recruitment portal for public service and government job vacancies in Ireland. It serves as a centralised platform where various government departments, agencies, and organisations post job openings for positions within the public sector.

Indeed

Indeed is a prominent online job search and employment-related platform. It operates as a search engine for jobs. Job seekers can use Indeed to search for positions based on keywords, location, industry, and other criteria. 

Jobs.ie 

Jobs.ie is another online job portal very popular in Ireland where job seekers can search for vacancies and employers can post job listings. 

Jobs Ireland

Is the official national employment and recruitment service provided by the Department of Social Protection in Ireland. It is a platform designed to help jobseekers and employers connect.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional social networking platform designed for individuals and businesses to connect, network, and engage within a professional context. It's often referred to as the "professional Facebook" due to its focus on professional relationships and career-related activities.

Education Posts

EducationPosts.ie is Ireland’s longest established and most widely used website dedicated to education recruitment. 

Sexual Diversity, LGBTQ+ and sexual wellbeing 

BeLonG To Youth Services

BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland. 

Parliament House, 13
Parliament Street,
Dublin 2, D02 P658

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families.

 

37a Coolmine Industrial Estate,
Coolmine, Dublin

The LGBT Helpline 

The LGBT Helpline is a non-judgmental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends, and to those who are questioning if they might be LGBT.

LGBT Ireland
80 Dame Street,
Dublin 2 - D02 RH42

LINC (Lesbian and Bisexual Woman)

LINC advocate on behalf of lesbian and bisexual women in Ireland, working exclusively with Lesbian and Bisexual women (Trans & Non-binary inclusive) in the Republic of Ireland. 

LIN11A White St, Ballintemple,
Cork, T12 D36W

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