Departments of Public Health

Welcome to the Departments of Public Health, Health Service Executive, Republic of Ireland.

About us

About us - an overview of who we are and what we do.

Legislation - an overview of the Medical Officer of Health legislation

Protecting Health

Protecting Health-An overview:

Some of the ways in which we intervene to protect the public from exposure to health-damaging hazards.

Protecting Health - Infectious Diseases

Protecting Health-Infectious Diseases:

Including - notifying, investigating & preventing infectious diseases.

Environment and Health

Protecting Health-Environment & Health:

Including - water quality; air quality; risks from biological, chemical and radio-nuclear hazards.

extreme weather

Protecting Health - Extreme weather events

Population Profile Visual Display

Improving health

Improving health:

Gathering the evidence on how the health of the public can be improved, and working towards making better health available to all.

Developing health services

Developing health services:

Evaluating and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare and implementing service development.



Finding what we can do to keep healthy, and what is most likely to help us get back to health when we are ill.


Our Publications:

Departments of Public Health publications on Lenus (The Irish Health Repository) - this collection continues to be updated.

Contact us

Contact Details:

Links to information


Links to useful information

A-Z of Topics


A~Z of Topics


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