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When do I call 999


You should call 999 in the case of an emergency. An emergency is any incident which requires an immediate Garda response. Examples of emergencies are:-

• A danger to life
• Risk of serious injury
• Crime in progress or about to happen
• Offender still at scene or has just left


In all other circumstances when reporting a crime you should contact your local Garda Station. You can find out details of your local Garda Station in the Station Directory on the Garda Website. Anyone with information regarding a crime can also ring the Garda Confidential Telephone Number 1800 666 111.

Contact details of your local Garda Station should be readily to hand in both your home and place of work, and on speed dial on your home and mobile phones.