DSS Contact details

If you have any queries about the MTU Disability Support Service (DSS) Cork campus, please contact us by email if possible:

  • DSS Email:         dssCork@mtu.ie
  • DSS Telephone: 021 433 5107 / 5137  (Please note your call may be answered by the Access Service administrator.)
  • Access Service:  021 433 5138 (To speak to the Access Service administrator for any urgent phone queries)
  • DSS Text:            087 177 6755 / 087 138 9772
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The MTU DSS Cork campus staff are available to answer queries and you can email us Monday to Friday (8.30am – 4.30pm and 4pm on Friday).  The DSS usually responds to emails within 24 hours during the working week, but there is a delay during September/October due to the volume of queries coming in.

Please email the DSS or relevant member of staff if you need to make an appointment.

Where is the DSS?

  • The main office for the MTU Disability Support Service (DSS) Cork campus is based in the Access Service, on the ground floor of the the Student Centre (beside the Bistro), Bishopstown campus. The Access Service is open from 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and until 4pm on Fridays.
  • The Assistive Technology Service (which is part of the DSS) is on the ground floor of the the Student Centre, Bishopstown campus. It also includes the DSS Learning Support Service and Transitions Support. Only DSS students can only access this door using their MTU student card.
  • For directions to the Student Centre and Bishopstown campus, please see this webpage: www.cit.ie/citcontacts/mapsandtravel/
  • There are also DSS Learning Support tutors based in the Crawford College of Art and Cork School of Music and National Maritime College of Ireland. Please contact them to check their rooms as these can change from year to year.

DSS staff

Please note that email is the quickest way of receiving a response from DSS staff as we may be busy meeting students when you call.






Laura Coleman
Disability Support Officer
Tel: 021 433 5107/5137
E-mail: dssCork@mtu.ie


Ruth Murphy and Mary O'Sullivan
Disability Projects Co-ordinators

Tel: 021 433 5137/5107
E-mail: dssCork@mtu.ie






Mark Burleigh
Assistive Technology Officer
Tel: 021 433 5125
E-mail: mark.burleigh@mtu.ie


Julie O'Donovan
Disability Transitions Programme Coordinator

Email: JulieA.ODonovan@mtu.ie



Bishopstown campus


Fiona Downey
Learning Support Coordinator
Tel: 021 432 6744
E-mail: fiona.downey@mtu.ie

Crawford College of Art & Design  /

Cork School of Music /

Cork Centre for Architectural Education

Jessica Amberson
DSS Learning Support Tutor (part-time)
E-mail: jessica.amberson@mtu.ie


National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI)

Barbara Hempel
DSS Learning Support tutor (part-time)
E-mail: barbara.hempel@mtu.ie