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Garda National Economic Crime Bureau


The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (‘GNECB’) (formerly known as the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation) was established in 1995. The Detective Chief Superintendent in charge of the Bureau reports to Assistant Commissioner, Organised and Serious Crime (‘OSC’). The Bureau operates on a national basis and provides specialist support and guidance to national economic crime investigators.

Detective Chief Superintendent GNECB is assisted by two Detective Superintendents and a number of Detective Inspectors with individual responsibility for the management of the constituent units within the Bureau. The main challenges facing the Bureau are the rapidly changing environment in which those perpetrating economic crime operate in an atmosphere of increased technology usage and advancement, more complex criminality and questionable business practices.

Role of Garda National Economic Crime Bureau

  • To investigate serious and complex economic crimes.
  • To investigate financial crimes which are of major public concern.
  • To provide support and assistance to local and regional investigators.
  • To play a pro-active role in the prevention and detection of economic crime.
  • To investigate all cases of foreign bribery and corruption as per legislation.
  • To act as a central repository for economic crime related intelligence. 

Garda National Economic Crime Bureau Units/Sections

  • Assessment Unit
  • Serious Economic Crime Investigation Unit
  • Payment Card and Counterfeit Currency Unit
  • Anti-Bribery & Corruption Unit
  • Money Laundering Investigation Unit
  • Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Divisional Liaison Unit
  • Criminal Intelligence Office
  • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (GNECB staff on secondment)
  • Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GNECB staff on secondment) 

GNECB can be contacted at:

Garda National Economic Crime Bureau,

Clyde House

IDA Blanchardstown Business & Technology Park,

Snugborough Road,

Dublin 15

D15 Y6NT

Tel:     +353 1 6663709

Bribery and Corruption Confidential Reporting Line: 1800 40 60 80