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Useful Links & Information


In the case of an emergency (crime, accident, fire) call 999 or 112. Tell the operator which service you need (police, ambulance, fire), what your name is, then follow their instructions. - The Irish police force is known as An Garda Síochána, or the Gardaí. You can download incident report forms from the Gardaí website. - Gardaí's support line for victims of crime: 1850 211407 The Irish Tourist Assistance Service provides support for visitors who are victims of crime. Its website also provides some helpful hints on general safety.

Diplomatic Embassies - you can download contact details of embassies and consulates from this website.

Rape Crisis Centre Dublin - 1800 778 888 (freephone)

Samaritans is a 24/7 confidential emotional support service, 1850 60 90 90

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General Information

You can call 11890 or 11850 for directory assistance.

Service finder - The Citizens Information service finder contains over 8000 addresses of public services in Ireland, including hospitals, Garda stations, social welfare offices and post offices.

Youth information centres - free and confidential information service to young people on careers, education, employment matters, rights and entitlements, leisure, sport, travel and European opportunities. On this website you can find their contact details as well as many useful links.

Spun Out - information on important issues for young people between 16-25.

Citizens Information - information on Irish law and your rights.

Europe Direct - information on moving within Europe.

National Youth Council of Ireland represents voluntary youth organisations and acts on behalf of young people.

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Immigrant Resources

Irish Council for International Students

The Immigrant Council of Ireland - forum for immigrants from EU and non-EU countries. It also has a directory of migrant organisations (publications section)

Migrants Rights Centre

There are also some websites for specific communities:




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