The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014, asserts the right of members of the public to obtain access to official information to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions makes information routinely available to the public in relation to its structure, functions and activities through the publication of its Annual Report, Strategy Statement and Statement of General Guidelines for Prosecutors. The Office will continue to expand the range of information available to the public through our website.

FOI Publication Scheme

The DPP’s Office FOI Publication Scheme, prepared in accordance with section 8 of the FOI Act 2014, outlines the role and functions of the Office, its structure and the procedures for making a request under the FOI Act.

Financial Information

Details of payments for goods and services of more than €20,000 including VAT are updated quarterly and made available on this website. Click here for the latest financial information.

Restriction Notice

Restriction under section 42(f) of the Freedom Of Information Act 2014:

It is important that the public are aware that under the Freedom of Information Act the records of the Office of the DPP are subject to the restriction provided for under section 42(f). Therefore, records held or created by the office, other than those relating to the general administration of the Office, are not accessible under the FOI Act. This means that records concerning criminal case files are not accessible under the FOI Act.

Freedom of Information Application Form

FOI Application Form (Microsoft Word Document)

To make a Freedom of Information request electronically, please email:

Contact the FOI Unit

The FOI unit can be contacted by telephone on (01) 858 8500 or by e-mail at This e-mail address can be used to submit a Freedom of Information request, but cannot be used when requesting an internal review where an application fee is required.

For more information regarding Freedom of Information, visit the website of the FOI Central Policy Unit in the Department of Public Expenditure Reform and the website of the Office of the Information Commissioner.