The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions complies with the above Regulations, which transpose Directive 2003/98/EC into law.  The Directive sets out a harmonised framework within which public sector information from across the European Union can be accessed and re-used, and we encourage the re-use of the information that we produce.

All of the information featured on our website is the copyright of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, unless otherwise indicated. You may re-use the information on this website free of charge in any format.

Re-use includes copying, issuing copies to the public, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages. It also covers non-commercial research and study.  Information and documents from this website may be reproduced and/or re-used subject to the terms of the latest Public Sector Information licence available at

Re-use is subject to the following conditions. You must:

  • Acknowledge the source and our copyright in cases where you supply the information to others
  • Reproduce the information accurately
  • Not use the information in a misleading way
  • Not use the information for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service
  • Not use the information for or in support of illegal, immoral, fraudulent, or dishonest purposes

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information published on its website.  While every effort is made to ensure that the information on its website is regularly updated and accurate, the Office does not certify that it is up-to-date or error free.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use any of the information published on the website.

Details of Information Published on the Website

About Us

This section includes:

  • Organisational structure of the Office
  • Criminal Process Chart

Contact Details

This section includes:

  • Contact details for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Chief Prosecution Solicitor, and local state solicitors throughout Ireland.

Victims & Witnesses

This section includes:

  • Brief Guide to the Criminal Justice System
  • The Decision to Prosecute
  • Reasons for Decisions
  • Code of Ethics
  • Crime Victims Helpline
  • Young Witnesses
  • Making a Victim Impact Statement
  • Victims’ Charter
  • Complaints
  • Useful Contacts


This section includes:

  • Annual Reports
  • Strategy Statements
  • Information Booklets
  • Guidelines for Prosecutors
  • Directives / Policy
  • Quality Service
  • External Publications


This sections includes:

  • Press Releases
  • Speeches / Conference Papers

Freedom of Information Act & Regulations

This section includes:

  • Exemption Notice
  • Freedom of Information Act Reference Book
  • Freedom of Information Application Form


This section includes:

  • Information on working for the Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Latest vacancy information

Information Booklets – Foreign Language

This section includes:

  • Translations of the Information Booklets ‘The Role of the Director of Public Prosecutions’ and ‘Attending Court as a Witness’ in the following languages:
  1. Arabic
  2. French
  3. Latvian
  4. Lithuanian
  5. Chinese (Mandarin)
  6. Polish
  7. Portuguese (Brazil)
  8. Romanian
  9. Russian
  10. Spanish

What’s New

This section includes:

  • News Updates and information

Further information

Further information on the re-use of information published by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will be provided by:

Communications Unit
Telephone:  +353 (0)1 858 8500