Other EU offices and agencies
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland, which is located in the same building as the Representation, provides information on the European Parliament's role and powers, on the Irish MEPs and their activities and on issues currently being considered by Parliament which are of significance for Ireland and for Europe as a whole.
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is a tripartite European Union Agency, whose role is to provide knowledge to assist in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies. It is based in Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin,
Information on rights and EU law
Your Europe Legal Adviser
The Your Europe Legal Adviser is a lawyer and is available by appointment to provide you with free advice on your rights in the European Union. To make an appointment for a consultation with the Your Europe Legal Adviser, email eu-ie-info-requestec [dot] europa [dot] eu (eu-ie-info-request[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) or make a personal appointment through the European Commission Representation in Ireland at European Union House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.
Solvitis an on-line problem solving network in which EU Member States work together to solve problems caused by the misapplication of Internal Market law by public authorities, without legal proceedings.
The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about poor administration by EU institutions or other EU bodies. These may be lodged by citizens or residents of EU countries or by EU-based associations or businesses. The current European Ombudsman is Irish woman Emily O'Reilly.
FIN-NET provides a network for settling cross-border financial disputes within the EEC out of Court i.e. disputes between consumers and financial service providers such as banks, insurance companies etc.
OLAF investigates fraud against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct within the European institutions, and develops anti-fraud policy for the European Commission.
Information on employment, training, research and mobility
EURES provides information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching) services for the benefit of workers and employers, as well as any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of persons.
Eurodesk provides free information on opportunities-such as travelling, working, studying and volunteering in Europe--for young people aged 13 - 30.
ENIC-NARIC.net provides information on the recognition of academic and professional qualifications.
EUROPASS provides EU citizens with the tools to help communicate their skills and qualifications effectively when looking for a job or training.
The EURAXESS Services Centre helps researchers and their family to plan and organise their move to a foreign country, providing help in all matters related to mobility.
Information on consumer rights
The European Consumer Centre Ireland is part of an EU-wide network that advises citizens on their rights as consumers and provides easy access to redress, particularly in cases where the consumer has purchased something in another country to his/her own (cross-border).
The EU Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products facilitates the rapid exchange of information between national authorities of 31 countries and the European Commission on dangerous products found on the market.
Information for business
The Enterprise Europe Network helps Irish companies to make the most of business and technology opportunities in the EU and other major global markets, with close to 600 business support organisations in up to 60 countries.
The Enterprise Europe Network in Ireland is operated by Enterprise Ireland, the Local Enterprise Offices and the Chambers of Commerce in Dublin and Cork.