OUR MISSION:  To deliver a fair, independent and effective prosecution service on behalf of all the people of Ireland

The staff of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions act in the public interest to deliver on our mission and the key priorities outlined in our Strategy Statements.  In doing so we are guided by five core values:

  • Acting honestly, fairly, consistently and objectively, in accordance with the Code of Ethics
  • Making fair and right decisions based on evidence
  • Providing accurate information
  • Upholding the independence of the Office of the DPP
  • Acting impartially without fear, favour, bias or prejudice, in line with the Guidelines for Prosecutors and Code of Ethics
  • Remaining unaffected by individual or sectional interests and public or media pressure, having regard only to the public interest
  • Delivering fair, independent, professional services to the highest standards
  • Continuously improving our service, responding proactively to changing needs, challenges, opportunities
  • Influencing and shaping improvements in the criminal justice system
  • Treating everyone with fairness, respect and dignity
  • Listening to the perspective of stakeholders
  • Valuing the contributions of everyone in the delivery of the prosecution service.
  • Building strong relationships and working collaboratively with stakeholders, national and international
  • Sharing our knowledge and expertise with others

For a visual representation of Our Mission and Core Values please click here.