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Access and Inquiry Officers

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine aims to ensure that the needs of all of its customers, including people with disabilities, are met and that their 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

Contact details are as follows:

Access Officer,
Co-Ordination Section,
Corporate Affairs,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Kildare Street,
Dublin 2.
D02 WK12

E-Mail:                access.officer@agriculture.gov.ie 

Telephone Nos:    +353 (1) 6072770 / 6072046

Inquiry Officer under the Disability Act 2005

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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 are as follows:

Inquiry Officer,
Freedom of Information Unit,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Pavilion A,
Grattan Business Centre,
Dublin Road,
Portlaoise,
Co. Laois.
R37 K857

E-Mail:               foi@agriculture.gov.ie

Telephone No:  +353 (57) 869 4327

All personal data collected and processed by the Access and Inquiry Officers will take place in accordance with the regulation on Data Protection. The Data Protection Notice outlines the rights of the data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation.