About the Department of Justice
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The Department’s mission of working for a safe, fair and inclusive Ireland carries with it enormous responsibility, but also a great sense of purpose and pride in the contribution that our organisation makes to the delivery of a just and democratic society.
We have lead responsibility for public policy in respect of the security of the State and public safety, including the prevention and detection of crime, the administration of justice, the management of inward migration and international protection processes, the provision of important regulatory services and ongoing reform of civil and criminal law.
The Department is aligned under two pillars, Civil Justice and Criminal Justice, each led by a Deputy Secretary. Each pillar contains the following functions: Governance, Legislation, and Policy. Supporting the work of both pillars are the enabling functions of Corporate, European Affairs, Change, Technology and Innovation, and Transparency.
In addition, the large Immigration Service Delivery function located in the Civil Justice pillar manages the delivery of immigration and international protection services for the Department and the State, while the Justice Service Delivery function manages the delivery of efficient, robust and customer-centric non-immigration frontline services for the Department.
Full details of our strategy and business plans can be found in the Department of Justice Strategy Statement 2021 - 2023 and in our Department of Justice Action Plan 2022.
Details as to the department’s structure and management tiers are available on Who Does What.