Emergency numbers

Make a note of the emergency numbers to call when in Ireland

Emergency Numbers

Republic of Ireland

Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance: 

ROI Tel: 112 or 999 


NI Tel: 999

The fire, ambulance and police services in Ireland and Northern Ireland are all contactable via the above numbers. When calling emergency services you will be asked to provide:

  • The exact address of the incident or emergency and/or any noticeable landmarks nearby

  • Directions to the scene of the emergency

  • The telephone number you are calling from

  • Details on the incident itself, the number of persons involved, the description of any visible injuries and knowledge of any pre-existing medical conditions

Try and stay calm and listen to the call taker’s instructions. It is also important to keep your own phone on as the emergency service may need to contact you for further information.

Vehicle Breakdown: 


Republic of Ireland

Should you wish to avail of the services of the Automobile Association in Ireland, you will need to register for a minimum of a year’s membership with them. This will cost approximately €220.

Automobile Association (AA) Breakdown Service
Tel: 1800 66 77 88; www.aaireland.ie

Northern Ireland

When seeking roadside assistance in Northern Ireland contact the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), which is the equivalent of the AA. The RAC website lists prices for short-term cover and roadside assistance.

Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Breakdown Help
Tel +44 (0) 844 891 3111

Tourist Victim Support

Republic of Ireland

Tourists who become victims of a crime while in Ireland can contact the Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS). ITAS staff speak a number of foreign languages will be able to provide assistance to any problems facing a tourist in the aftermath of a crime. Trained staff and volunteers, who speak a variety of languages, will provide assistance so that the victim can get back to enjoying their holiday. Brochures are available in all tourist offices. 

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm; Sundays and public holidays from 12pm-6pm

6-7 Hanover Street East, Dublin 2 (Monday to Friday); tel: 1890 365 700 (local number; from outside Ireland tel: +353 1 661 0562); email: info@itas.ie

Store Street Garda Station, Store Street, Dublin 1 (Sat, Sun and public holidays); tel: 1 890 365 700 (local number; outside Ireland tel: +353 1 661 0562

Northern Ireland

For those who are victims of a crime in Northern Ireland, the body to contact is Victim Support Northern Ireland.  Their staff and volunteers will speak to and help victims, family members and witnesses involved in the crime.  


Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm;

Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 244039; email: info@victimsupportni.org.uk