About The Irish Point of Single Contact

The Irish Point of Single Contact (PSC, www.pointofsinglecontact.ie) is located in the Single Market Unit of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. 

The main role of the PSC is to provide general information on the procedures required for Irish and EU businesses who intend operating in Ireland.

The PSC is also part of the European Commission EUGO Network of Points of Single Contact established in each EU country. Irish businesses can use the EUGO Network as a key information resource when operating in the Single Market. (e.g. if intending doing business in France - contact the French Point of Single Contact for information on the relevant procedures required).

The Irish Point of Single Contact (PSC) was established as the Point of Single Contact for Ireland as required under the Services Directive 2006/123/EC.

How to use the Point of Single Contact

To Search for a service on the Point of Single Contact

To search for a service listed on the Point of Single Contact website (PSC) please click on the browse by sector link. This will allow you to search for services, such as Engineering, Healthcare etc.

Information provided on each service listed

Information links are provided to relevant authorities websites for each service listed. These links contain specific information regarding procedures, legislation, application forms and contact details for the competent authority provided.

The information provided on the PSC is of a general nature. Persons seeking detailed information on a particular service should contact the relevant competent authority directly for the most current information.

We are continuing to update our information and pages, if a service has been excluded, please let us know and we will provide relevant information.

Other information helpful to service providers

The PSC also provides links to further assist those who wish to provide services in Ireland, including the following:

• A list of Government Departments and Local government authorities websites in Ireland.

• Links to competent authorities websites on starting a business in Ireland.

• Information regarding the provision of temporary cross border services in Ireland.

For help and assistance and contact details

If you require any assistance or wish to contact the PSC, you can contact us here.

During busy periods, we will acknowledge all queries within 5 working days and respond within 15 working days. Where this is not possible, we will contact you and tell you when we expect to give you a full answer. Generally our response rate is within 2 working days.

The Point of Single Contact cannot accommodate walk-in appointments.

Last update: 21 February 2020