A Call to Support Local Employment Services Dáil Motion on 30th November 2021

Dear Elected Representative,

On behalf of Northside Partnership, I am writing to you seeking your support on a motion coming before the Dáil on the 30th of November 2021.  This motion is designed to pause the speed with which a request for tender for employment services is being rolled out by the Department of Social Protection (DSP).

We have provided you, and thank you for your engagement to-date, with previous briefings on the substantial concerns we have on the DSP proposed model and mode of payment.

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Northside Partnership Local Development Company has warned that their Local Employment Services and Job Clubs which have served the community for over 25 years are fighting for survival due to new proposals in the Pathways to Work Strategy to require all Local Employment Services compete in an open tenders with private providers.

Paul Rogers of  Northside Partnership questioned the Government’s proposal to replace the comprehensive and integrated services for jobseekers currently delivered by the LES and Job Clubs with a new Regional Service.

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Northside Partnership Budget Priorities Presented at Oireachtas Committee by ILDN


Northside Partnership’s priorities for next year’s Budget were presented to an Oireachtas Committee this week by the national representative body of Northside Partnership, the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN).  Northside Partnership CEO, Paul Rogers, welcomed the ILDNs appearance at the committee and echoed the points made by ILDN representatives who attended the Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting.

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Social Protection Rural & Community Development & the Islands,

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COVID19 & Local Employment Service 

Northside Partnership’s Local Employment Service offices are currently closed to the public. However, we continue to work with you, and we can do this by phone and electronic contact.

Northside Partnership Coolock Office: 01 8485630
Northside Partnership Kilbarrack Office: 01 8320995

Our Local Employment Service, together with Cullinane Consulting, has prepared a really useful Job Preparation Work Pack. This work pack contains information,

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