Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Access Officers

Accessing our Services if you have a disability.

Ensuring access to Tusla services is the responsibility of all of our staff. In the majority of cases the access needs of persons with disabilities are met by our frontline services on a day to day basis but sometimes additional support is required.

To help provide this support and to fulfil our responsibilities under Section 26 (2) of the Disability Act 2005, Tusla has identified 29 Access Officers across our services throughout the country.

When required, our Access Officers are there to help arrange and co-ordinate the provision of additional assistance and guidance to persons with disabilities in accessing our services. They can also act as a point of contact for people with disabilities wishing to access Tusla services.

If you have additional needs in accessing Tusla services due to disability, you may contact one of our Access Officers below to discuss your needs and appropriate supports.

Dublin North East 

Area/Service

Access Officer 

Contact

Regional Office 
Rosaleen Kavanagh
Email
Dublin North City
Eugene McNamee
Email
Louth and Meath
Shirley McDonnell
Email
North Dublin
Aoife O’Reilly
Email
Cavan and Monaghan
Nicola Kerr
Email
Children's Residential Services 
Cronagh Ryan
Email

Dublin Mid Leinster

Area/Service

Access Officer 

Contact

Regional Office 
Catriona Howard
Email
Dublin South Central
Jamie Power
Email
Dublin South West, Kildare and West Wicklow 
Triona Marrinan
Email
Dublin South East and Wicklow
Sue Grainger
Email
Laois, Longford, Offaly, and Westmeath 
Patrick Lawlor
Email
Children's Residential Services 
Maureen Farragher
Email

West

Area/Service

Access Officer 

Contact

Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary 
Leah Anne O’Neill
Email
Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan
Cora Flannery
Email
Mayo
Mary Dunne
Email
Galway and Roscommon
Shane Lacey
Email
Donegal
Miriam Connaughton
Email
Children's Residential Services 
Diane Curran
Email

South

Area/Service

Access Officer 

Contact

Kerry
Anne Moore
Email
Cork
Lynda Monahan
Email
Waterford
Rachel McClean
Email
Wexford
Kieran Devery
Email
Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary
Helen Campion
Email
Children's Residential Services
Jim Walker
Email

Special Care Centres 

Area/Service

Access Officer 

Contact

Crannog Nua
Barbara Brogan
Email
Coovagh House
Kevin Price 
Email
Ballydowd
Cathal Smyth 
Email
Ballydowd
John Bennett
Email

Tusla Education Support Service (TESS)

Area/Service

Access Officer 

Contact

TESS
Rachel Good
Email

National Office 

Area/Service

Access Officer 

Contact

National Office 
 
Email
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