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Family and Relationships

Adoption applications and birth, death and marriage registration.

Access Irish Genealogy Records

Access to, which allows users to search a wide range of record sources while looking for their Irish ancestry.

Adoption Authority Application Forms

Access to all available application forms in relation to adoption.

Apply for a Certificate of Freedom to Marry

Facility to apply for a Certificate of Freedom for people who wish to marry abroad.

Catholic Parish Registers in the National Library

Search facility for Catholic parish registers held in the National Library.

Children and Young People's Services Committees

The roles and functions of Children and Young People's Services Committees.

Children's Participation Hub Database

A database of practice and research publications on children and young people's participation in decision-making.

Emergency Personal Alarm for Older People

The Senior Alerts Scheme provides grants for personal emergency alarms for older people. DRCD in association with Pobal oversee the scheme.

Get a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate

You can order a copy of a birth, adoption, stillbirth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate online or by post.

Ombudsman for Children Online Complaints Form

Facility for making a complaint online about a government-funded organisation.

Register a Foreign Birth

Facility to enable people who are born outside of Ireland to an Irish citizen apply for citizenship.

Request a Family Visit to Prison

Booking facility provided by the Irish Prison Service to request a family visit to prison.

School Holiday Dates

Details of the Standardised School Year dates.

Tusla Performance Data

Monthly performance and activity data and visual dashboard PDFs from Tusla: The Child and Family Agency.