Emergency numbers and contacts in Ireland

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Make a note of the emergency numbers and official organisations to call or contact when in Ireland

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.

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)


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: info@victimsupportni.org.uk.

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

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