Legal Services

Who we are

The Legal Services Unit advises the Minister and the Department on legal issues and ensures the effective management of litigation in which the Minister is a party. The Legal Services Unit cannot provide legal advice to persons or bodies other than the Minister and the Department. The unit also coordinates the Department's legislation programme.

What we do

  • Review of policy proposals, in particular those requiring legislation, with a view to resolving any constitutional or legal issues
  • Advising on the implementation of legislation
  • Liaison with the business units involved in litigation and advising on the legal process


Address: Department of Education & Skills, Legal Services, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1. D01 RC96

Telephone: (01) 889 2102

See Also:

Government Legislation Programme