The Irish Tourist Assistance Service, ITAS, assists tourists who become victims of crime while visiting Ireland. While only a very small minority fall victim to crime, for those people the event can be extremely traumatic especially if they do not speak the language or if they are travelling on their own.
ITAS offers support and practical assistance to tourists in these situations. Practical assistance consists of mediation and liaison with embassies, travel companies and financial institutions. The service can also arrange accommodation, meals and transport in emergency situations.
This nationwide service is free and is run by staff and volunteers who speak a variety of languages.
ITAS recommends that the tourist report the incident in person to the nearest Garda Station (Police Station), who will contact the Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS).
Monday - Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm
Sundays and National Holidays 12.00-6.00pm