06 December 2019

This is the 5th edition of the ‘Guidelines for Prosecutors’.  The Guidelines were first published in 2001 with the aim of setting out in general terms principles to guide the initiation and conduct of prosecutions in Ireland.  They are intended to give general guidance to prosecutors so that a fair, reasoned, and consistent policy underlies the prosecution process.

Review of the Guidelines for Prosecutors will remain an ongoing process reflecting legislative and procedural changes in the criminal justice system.

You can read or download the revised Guidelines here.