Graphic Logo for COSC depicting a harp and text

The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

An Oifig Náisiúnta um Fhoréigean Baile, Gnéasach agus Inscnebhunaithe a Chosc

  1. General Information Services

This page contains information and links to organisations who can help and advise you with general questions in the area of domestic, sexual and gender based violence.

National Women's Council

The representative organisation of women in Ireland which works to promote equality, human rights and empowerment for women

Citizens Information Board (Formerly Comhairle)

Provides information, advice and advocacy on social services

Health Service Executive

Provides health services and social services for the people of Ireland.

Dublin Samaritans

provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair


Assists people whose lives are directly affected by depression.


Promotes and works to protect all human rights.

Irish Council for Civil Liberties

An independent, non-governmental membership organisation working to defend and promote human rights and civil liberties in Ireland.

Women’s Health Council

inform and influence the development of health policy to ensure the maximum health and social gain for women in Ireland.

The Equality Authority

An independent body challenging gender based discrimination

Stop Sex Trafficking Campaign (sexual violence centre, Cork)

A campaign to raise awareness of and stop sex trafficking

Joint Consortium on Gender Based Violence

Promotes the adoption of a coherent and coordinated response to gender based violence.

Money Advice and Budgeting Services

A free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt.

National Consumer Agency

In March 2010, the consumer financial services related information and education function, previously under the responsibility of the Financial Regulator was transferred to the NCA, which now offers a one-stop shop service on consumer information and education issues in the Irish Economy.

An Garda Síochána
Ireland’s National Police Service

 The Legal Aid Board
Provides professional legal aid and support services

 The Courts Service
Provides information on the courts system to the public.

Irish Refugee Council

Provides support services to the refugee community

Refugee information service

Provides specialist information, referral and advocacy service to asylum-seekers and refugees

Pavee Point

Promotes traveller’s human rights

Irish Traveller Movement

A national network of organisations and individuals working within the Traveller community.


A national network of African women living in Ireland


National Centre for the Protection of Older People