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Access and Inquiry Officers

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food aims to ensure that the needs of all of its customers, including people with disabilities, are met and that rights to equal treatment are upheld in service delivery.

The Disability Act 2005 provides a statutory basis for making public services accessible.  Sections 25, 26, 27 and 28 of the Act place obligations on public bodies to make their public buildings, services and information accessible to people with disabilities.

Access Officers under the Disability Act 2005

The Department has appointed Access Officers in accordance with section 26(2) of the Disability Act 2005.Access Officers are responsible for providing or arranging for, and co-ordinating assistance and guidance, to persons with disabilities accessing services provided by the offices and generally to act as a point of contact for people with disabilities wishing to access such services. The email address is access.officer@agriculture.gov.ie

Further contact details are as follows:

 

Ms Mary Dempsey
Access Officer
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Kildare Street,
Dublin 2.
Telephone: (01) 607 2770
 
Ms Mary Curley
Access Officer
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Kildare Street,
Dublin 2.
Telephone: (01) 607 2046
Fax: (01) 662 1165   

 

Inquiry Officer under the Disability Act 2005

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has appointed an Inquiry Officer to investigate complaints made under section 38 of the Disability Act, 2005. Any individual can make a complaint to the Inquiry Officer if the Department has not complied with sections 25, 26, 27 or 28 of the Disability Act 2005.

Contact details for the Inquiry Officer are as follows:

 

Guy Mahon,
Inquiry Officer,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Grattan House,
Grattan Business Centre,
Dublin Road,
Portlaoise,
Co. Laois.
Telephone: 057 869 4324
Fax: 057 869 4287
 

Email: inquiry.officer@agriculture.gov.ie