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Make a Subject Access Request

From: Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

To make a Subject Access Request (SAR), please download the Subject Access Request Form and email the completed form to SARS@welfare.ie or post to:


Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, SARS Unit, Shannon Lodge, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim

Subject Access Request form

Proof of identity must accompany this Subject Access Request form.


Requests for personal data must be accompanied by proof of you identify, including a photocopy of your passport or driving licence or Public Services Card, so that we can verify your identity.

Requests for personal data should include:

  • your name, PPS number, and postal address
  • your signature and the date of the request
  • if you are applying on behalf of another person, then a signed authority from the individual is required
  • any details which may help us locate the information which is the subject of your request

The department’s Data Protection Policy is available here.