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FAQs

General

When do I call 999?

You should call 999 or 112 in the case of an emergency. An emergency is any incident which requires an immediate Garda response. Examples of emergencies are:-

  • A danger to life
  • Risk of serious injury
  • Crime in progress or about to happen
  • Offender still at scene or has just left

In all other circumstances when reporting a crime you should contact your local Garda Station. You can find out details of your local Garda Station in our Station Directory. Anyone with information regarding a crime can also ring the Garda Confidential Telephone Number 1800 666 111. 

Contact details of your local Garda Station should be readily to hand in both your home and place of work, and on speed dial on your home and mobile phones. 

What happens when I call 112 or 999?

Remember when calling 112 (or 999), ‘stay calm, stay focused and stay on the line’.

When you call 112 or 999, please clearly state the emergency service you require. You may be required to give details such as your name, location and telephone number.

In all other circumstances when reporting a crime you should contact your local Garda Station. You can find out details of your local Garda Station in our Station Directory.

Anyone with information regarding a crime can also ring the Garda Confidential Telephone Number 1800 666 111.

Contact details of your local Garda Station should be readily to hand in both your home and place of work, and on speed dial on your home and mobile phones. 

 

 

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