Emergency police, fire & ambulance Republic of Ireland Tel: 112 or 999 Northern Ireland 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 following: 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, any visible injuries and knowledge of any pre-existing medical conditions. Try to 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. Useful Links An Garda Síochána The Irish police force, or An Garda Síochána, is the police force for the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland. Click here for the central website. Police Service of Northern Ireland The PSNI is the police service in the six counties of Northern Ireland. Click her for the central website. Irish Coast Guard Assists those in danger at sea, on the coast or in remote inland areas. In an emergency, dial 112 or 999 and ask for the Coast Guard. 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 can speak a number of foreign languages and will be able to assist with any problems facing a tourist in the aftermath of a crime. Trained staff and volunteers will also help get the victim back to enjoying their holiday. Information brochures are available in all tourist offices. Brochures are available in all tourist offices. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm; Sundays and public holidays from 12pm-6pm. Lo-call tel: 1890 365 700 (can only be phoned from Irish phone numbers) Email:email@example.com Monday-Sunday: ITAS, Pearse Street Garda Station, Pearse Street. Tel: +353 1 666 9354 (outside Ireland) Monday-Friday: ITAS, 6-7 Hanover Street East, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 661 0562 (outside Ireland) Northern Ireland For those who are victims of a crime in Northern Ireland, contact Victim Support Northern Ireland. The 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. Telephone and email: Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 244039; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. This will cost approximately €220. Contact the Automobile Association (AA) Breakdown Service at: Telephone: 1800 66 77 88 Website: 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. Contact the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Breakdown Service at: Telephone: +44 (0) 844 891 3111 Website: www.rac.co.uk Further reading Public holidaysFind out the key public holidays celebrated on the island of Ireland. Ireland Travel ChecklistAll you need to know when packing for your Ireland trip. Travel by RoadEssential information for travelling by road in Ireland.