The Department of Social Protection supports the Minister for Social Protection in the discharge of governmental, parliamentary and departmental duties. The Department’s main functions are to advise the Government and formulate appropriate social protection and social inclusion policies; design, develop and deliver effective and cost-efficient income supports, employment services and other related services; and work towards providing seamless delivery of services in conjunction with other Departments, agencies and bodies. The Department serves a wide and diverse group of clients including families, people in employment, unemployed people, people with disabilities, carers and pensioners. The Department administers over 70 different schemes and services, which impact the lives of almost everyone living in Ireland.
The Department of Social Protection will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork on June 23rd 2016 at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs in Cork.