MABS, the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, was established by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs in 1992, and there are now offices nationwide.

MABS provides a free and confidential money management and advice service to everyone. Its main purpose is to assist people in dealing with their existing debt difficulties and to help them manage their finances.

Who can the service help?

If you have:

  • Lost your job
  • Become separated
  • A low income
  • Fallen behind in loan repayments
  • Suffered a bereavement
  • …and find it difficult to make ends meet

If you find yourself in debt...

Don’t panic. Do not ignore the problem, it will not go away. Take immediate action.

Contact your local Money Advice and Budgeting Service

  • Laois (057 8661727)
  • Offaly (057 9323211).
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.