If you believe that you, or someone you know, may be a victim of human trafficking there are a number of support agencies who can help. A number of State services are available to victims of trafficking, however, we understand that due to the sensitive nature of the crime victims may not be ready to approach the authorities. In such cases there are a number of non-governmental organisations and international organisations who can provide information and direct assistance.

Contact details for all Irish partners involved in the fight against human trafficking are listed below.

State organisations

The Human Trafficking Investigation and Coordination Unit (HTICU)
An Garda Síochána

The responsibility for the identification of victims of trafficking lies with An Garda Síochána. The Human Trafficking Investigation and Coordination Unit (HTICU) are a specialised human trafficking unit within the Garda National Protective Services Bureau and work closely with the Garda National Immigration Bureau, the state’s competent authority, to identify victims of trafficking. All reports, suspicions or concerns in regard to potential victims of human trafficking should be addressed to HTICU using the adjacent contact information.

Garda National Protective Services Bureau
Harcourt Square, 
Dublin 2

1800 25 00 25

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Anti-Human Trafficking Team
Health Service Executive

Offers services to all potential/suspected adult victims of human trafficking referred by An Garda Síochána across Ireland. The HSE AHTT appoints a caseworker and carries out an assessment of each of these persons.

Women’s Health Service/Anti-Human Trafficking Team
The Meath Primary Care Centre
1-9 Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8


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Team for Separated Children Seeking Asylum
Tusla, the Child and Family Agency

Primary responsibility to make all necessary provisions for any unaccompanied children identified as potential or suspected victims of trafficking.

Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital
Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2

+353 (0)1 647 7000

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Department of Justice and Equality

The Department of Justice and Equality have primary responsibility for the co-ordination and development (in conjunction with other governmental, non-governmental and international organisations) of the Government’s response to the problem of human trafficking.

51 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2
D02 HK52



Human Trafficking / Administrative Support Unit
Legal Aid Board

The Legal Aid Board provides legal services on certain matters to persons notified to them by the An Garda Síochána as potential or suspected victims of human trafficking under the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008, if engaged by the person.

48-49 North Brunswick Street
Georges Lane, Smithfield
Dublin 7, D07 PE0C

Phone: 01 646 9600
Fax: 01 646 9799


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Non-governmental organisations



Ruhama is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and a registered charity which works on a nationwide basis with women affected by prostitution. Ruhama offers support and assistance to women: 

  • who are currently active in prostitution
  • who have a history of prostitution
  • victims of sex trafficking. 

25 Cork Street
Dublin 8

+353 (0)1 836 0292

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Migrant Rights Centre Ireland

The Migrants Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) is a national organisation, working to promote justice, empowerment and equality for migrant workers and their families. In regards to human trafficking MRCI provides specific supports, information and advice to victims of forced labour.

37 Dame Street
Dublin 2

+353 (0)1 889 7570

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Immigrant Council of Ireland

In the area of human trafficking, the Immigrant Council’s role is in providing free legal representation to victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation, advocating and lobbying for laws that better protect victims of trafficking, and campaigning around demand reduction measures.

2 St Andrew Street
Dublin 2

+353 (0)1 674 0202

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Sexual Violence Centre Cork

The Sexual Violence Centre is involved in a range of activities. Its most important work is the direct provision of services to the survivors of rape, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. The services are confidential, free of charge, and provided by highly experienced professional staff.

5 Camden Place
Cork City


Freefone: 1800 496 496
+353 (0)21 450 5577
Text: +353 (0)87 153 3393


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Doras Luimní

Doras Luimní's anti-trafficking office provides specialised direct support to victims of human trafficking and to women engaging in prostitution, who have access to a designated case worker for initial assessment and support and to the anti-trafficking officer for advice on national referral mechanism. The Doras legal team are also available for more specific legal advice.

51 O'Connell St.
Limerick City

+353 (0)61 310 28

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International organisations


International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

The IOM's primary responsibility lies in assisting non-nationals in returning to their country of origin if they so wish. Assistance can be provided both to EU and non EU nationals equally.

116 Lower Baggot St.
Dublin 2

Freephone: 1800 406 406


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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Globally, UNHCR’s responsibility towards victims of human trafficking involves ensuring that refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons and other persons of concern do not fall victim to human trafficking. While also ensuring that individuals who have been trafficked and who fear being subjected to persecution upon return to their country of origin, or individuals who fear being trafficked whose claim to international protection falls within the refugee definition, are recognized as refugees and afforded the corresponding international protection.

102 Pembroke Road
Dublin 4

353 (0)1 631 4510

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