Citizens Information Services (CISs) provide the face-to-face service to the public. They are supported and funded by the Citizens Information Board. Through trained staff, the Citizens Information Services provide free, impartial and confidential information, advice and advocacy services to the public. Each Citizens Information Service covers a geographical area within their region. The regional CIS companies (8 in total) cover the following areas: North Dublin, Dublin South, North Connacht & Ulster, North Leinster, North Munster, South Connacht, South Leinster and South Munster facilitating both rural and urban areas, delivering a service through a network of Citizen Information Centres (CICs).