You're Invited! Advance Planning with the Decision Support Service

Issued 27 October 2023


Advance Planning with the Decision Support Service

Why you need to plan - and how to get started


10am: Welcome and Introduction to the Decision Support Service

John Farrelly, Chief Executive Mental Health Commission

10.15am: Planning Ahead; an Enduring Power of Attorney and an Advance Healthcare Directive

Áine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service

10.30am: The Decision Support Service Information Service and opening your account with the DSS.

Ian Grehan, Head of Operations

10.45am: The Practical Steps in Registering your Enduring Power of Attorney

Aoife McMahon, Head of Registration

11.00am: Video

11.05am: Break (refreshments served)

The information and registration teams will be on hand to show people how to register with the DSS online.

The team will facilitate anyone who wishes to register and open a ‘MyDSS’ account on the day.

Just bring along your MyGovID login details or, if you do not have a MyGovID, then please bring the following;

  • Photographic ID (one item)
  • Proof of Address (two different items)


We can sign you up for a DSS account and give you an introduction to the portal.


If you want to know what ID to bring, our ID Verification Form is on our website and it provides a list of accepted documents for both photographic ID and proof of address and the requirements for these documents (i.e., dated in last 6 months, matching details, etc).

You are welcome to bring your own laptop if you wish and the team can show you how to access the DSS portal on your own device.


11.35am: Supervision of your Enduring Power of Attorney - the Attorneys’ Responsibilities

Joanna Macklin, Interim Head of Supervision

11.50am: The Complaints Process: what we can do when things go wrong

Patsy Fitzsimons, Head of Complaints and Investigations

12.05pm: 'Anything is possible'- A talk by Charlie Fogarty MBE

12.25pm: Questions and Answers

1pm: Closing

Áine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service

When: Thursday, 30 November, 2023

Where: Hodson Bay Hotel, Roscommon Road, Barrymore, Hodson Bay, Co. Roscommon, N37 XR82

Time: 10am-1pm


Please feel free to pass the details along.

If you have already booked you do not need to book again.

To learn more about the DSS, visit

If you have any questions about the DSS, email

We will have more events, so please keep in touch!