The role of the Press Office
The Garda Press Office is the main point of contact for media seeking information about Garda operations, criminal investigations, missing person appeals, fatal road accidents and a wide range of other information concerning the Garda Síochána organisation.
The Office is headed by the Garda Press Officer (Superintendent rank) and is staffed by Garda and civilian personnel who deal with queries from the media.
Other functions of the office personnel include attendance at major emergencies/incidents, organising and setting up press conferences, facilitating interviews, and liaison with film makers/documentary makers.
The office is also responsible for the maintenance of the Garda Website and the publication of the Annual Report.
The Office is open from 7.30am to 11pm 7 days a week. Outside of these hours a restricted service is provided by the Command and Control Centre at Harcourt Square.
An official presence is maintained by the Garda Press Office on social media sites including -
Facebook - An Garda Síochána
Twitter - #gardatraffic
Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/gardasiochana/
The Office can be contacted as follows:
Garda Press & Public Relations
Tel: +353 1 6662032/34/35
Fax: +353 1 6662033
Command and Control Centre, Harcourt Square (after 11pm): +353 1 4754058
Journalists who wish to receive press releases by e-mail should contact the Press Office to make the necessary arrangements.