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Is there an emergency SMS option?

Is there an emergency SMS option?

Yes. The 112 SMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the Republic of Ireland send an SMS text message* to the Emergency Call Answering Service (ECAS) where it will be passed to An Garda Síochána, the ambulance service, the Fire service, or the Irish Coastguard. The ECAS operator will act as a relay between the texter and the required emergency service.

Before you can use the 112 SMS service, you will need to register your mobile phone on www.112.ie. Remember that this is an Emergency Service and should only be used in an emergency i.e. life is at risk, crime or incident is happening now, anyone is in immediate danger.

*An SMS text message is a non real-time service and therefore there is no guarantee that your SMS will be delivered.