In the case of an emergency (crime, accident, fire), call 999 or 112. Tell the operator which service you need (police, ambulance, fire) and what your name is, and then follow their instructions.
Gardaí – the Irish police force is known as the Garda Síochána
www.crimevictimshelpline.ie – The Gardaí’s support line for victims of crime: Freephone 116 006
The Irish Tourist Assistance Service provides support for visitors who are victims of crime. Its website also provides some helpful hints on general safety.
Rape Crisis Centre Dublin – 1800 778 888 (freephone)
Finding accommodation in Ireland can be very difficult as a result of high demand and high rent – your search will involve perseverance, compromise and optimism, with some good luck thrown in!
Letting agents: A good letting agent will have expert local knowledge of the local area they serve.
Facebook Group: There are a number of accommodation groups for anyone looking for a house, apartment or room to rent/share. Many of these groups are private and you’ll need to request access.
Word of mouth is also a worthwhile way of trying to source accommodation.
Youth Information Services – provide free, confidential information for young people and for people who work with young people. Local Youth Information Centres
spunout – national information website on important issues for young people between 16 and 25.
Service finder – The Citizens Information service finder contains over 8,000 addresses of public services in Ireland, including hospitals, Garda stations, social welfare offices and post offices.
Citizens Information – information on Irish law and your rights and entitlements.
Europe Direct – information on moving within Europe.
Crosscare Migrant Project – providing information and advocacy support to Irish emigrants and people who are returning to or have moved to Ireland.
The Immigrant Council of Ireland – an Independent Law Centre, they have been working to provide assistance to people from a migrant background, improving and protecting their rights.
Migrant Rights Centre – MRCI is a national organisation working to advance the rights of migrant workers and their families at risk of exploitation, social exclusion and discrimination.
Irish Council for International Students – promotes the rights and welfare of international students who choose Ireland as a study destination. Lots of useful information for students thinking of coming to Ireland to study.