National Advocacy Service for people with disabilities

Providing independent, representative advocacy services for people with disabilities

The National Advocacy Service (NAS) was set up to provide independent, representative advocacy services for people with disabilities.  It is supported by the Citizens Information Board.

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities can be contacted on the national number 076 107 3000.

The service has four regional teams who provide a service to people with all types of disability across the country.  Each team has a regional manager, a senior advocate, an administrator and between five and eight advocates.

People with disabilities may get in touch with the advocacy service directly or they may be referred to it by family, friends or services. Disability service-providers may seek an advocacy service for people who use their services. 

Full contact details for each region is available on the Citizens Information Board website here:


The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities

National Manager: Maria Walls

National Administrator:  Nicola Osthus


Regional Contacts

[UPDATE: Please note this has been updated, and as such may be different from before. Please check your region below.]


Region 1- Covers Greater Dublin, Fingal and Wicklow

Regional Manager: Ben North

Regional Administrator: Catherine Curran


Region 2- Covers Midlands & North East Region.  Westmeath, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Cavan, Longford, Laois/Offaly and Kildare.

Regional Manager: Louise Loughlin

Regional Administrator:  Mandy Price


Region 3- Covers Western Region. Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Donegal

Regional Manager:  Josephine Keaveney

Regional Administrator:  Sharon Kavanagh


Region 4- Covers Southern Region. Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary, Wexford, Kilkenny and Carlow

Regional Manager: Joanne Condon

Regional Administrator:  Anne Marie Collins


DFI cannot be held liable for any information provided by the Citizens Information Board.

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