Public service opening hours over the Christmas period

The Department of Social Protection has published arrangements for social welfare payments and office opening hours. Most DSP customers will have had an advance payment for the week starting 21 December paid in the previous week.

Revenue arrangements for the period are available on Correspondence (including faxes and emails) submitted over the holiday period will be dealt with as soon as possible. Revenue’s online services for business (ROS) and myAccount will be available during the holiday period.

Workplace Relations Customer Service has published details of the opening times for their phone lines (1890 80 80 90 and 059 917 8990) over Christmas and New Year. 

The HSE also publishes useful information on keeping healthy and warm over Christmas.The HSE Infoline opening hours are online at 

Connect counselling, funded by the HSE, is a free and confidential telephone-based counselling and support service for adults who were abused in childhood. The service will be available over Christmas and the details of opening hours are online at