About Fórsa

Fórsa is a new trade union with over 80,000 members, formed on 2 nd January 2018.

Fórsa represents members in the public service, as well as the commercial sector, state agencies, some private companies and in the community and voluntary sector.

The union was formed after the members of IMPACT, the Civil, Public and Services Union (CPSU), and the Public Service Executive Union (PSEU) voted overwhelmingly to amalgamate the three organisations in November 2017.

Fórsa is the second largest union on the island of Ireland and by far the largest trade union voice in the Irish civil and public service.

The union is comprised of six divisions, representing members in each of the relevant sectors:

Civil Service


Health & Welfare

Local Government & Local Services

Municipal Employees

Services & Enterprises

A full list of branches is available under each division here.