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Where to go for support

In the case of an emergency call 999 or 112. If you experience violence or harassment you can record it here or report it to An Garda Síochána.


You can find your local garda station here. 

Liaison Officers:

To ensure the delivery of an effective service to LGBT people, the Gardaí have LGBT liaison officers who have been trained on issues relating to LGBT people and are there to give advice and assistance in the event of you having difficulty reporting a crime. You will find a list of Garda Liaison Officers here.

G-Force - the Garda LGBT employee reource group, have recently provided a two day European Gay Police Association 'LGBT Aware' training programme to a number of Gardaí in Dublin, Cork, Louth and Kildare on Supporting LGBT Communities. Find a full list of those recently trained Gardaí here. You can also contact G-Force at contact@gforce.ie if you require any further assistance.

Outhouse LGBT Community Centre: Since the launch of the LGBT Liaison Officers in 2006, the Centre hosts twice monthly drop-in clinics for memebrs of the community who wish to speak with Community Garda who offer confidential advice and assistance. Find more information here.

Support for you

LGBT Helpline - The LGBT Helpline is a non-judgmental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends. Call them in confidence - 1890 929 539 - 7 days a week. www.lgbt.ie

Gay Switchboard Ireland – Gay Switchboard Ireland is  an LGBT support service and is open 7 days a week. Their volunteers are trained to offer confident support signposting and information. Call them in confidence – 01 872 1055. www.gayswitchboard.ie 

TENI - Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families. Call their helpline – 085 147 7166 or visit www.teni.ie 

Dublin Lesbian Line - Dublin Lesbian Line is a confidential support helpline, operated by female-identified (LGBTQ) volunteers, dedicated to providing rather excellent telephone support to the LGBTQ community. Operates on Monday and Thursday from 18:30 - 21:00 - 01 8729911. www.dublinlesbianline.ie

Crime Victims Helpline - 116 006 http://www.crimevictimshelpline.ie/

Samaritans Ireland 1850 60 90 90 www.samaritans.org


LGBT Centres and Groups

BeLonG To Youth Services - Support for Young LGBT People. Call them on - 01 670 6223 or e-mail info@belongto.org. For a full list of LGBT youth supports around the country please see www.belongto.org

Ciarraí Amach 086 0788260 ciarraiamach@gmail.com

Dundalk Outcomers 042 9329816 www.outcomers.org

LINC-Lesbians in Cork 021 2808600 www.linc.ie

The Other Place (Cork) 021 4278470 www.theotherplacecork.com

Outhouse Dublin 01 8734932 www.outhouse.ie

Outwest Ireland 087 9725586 www.outwestireland.ie

sOUTh Waterford 086 2147633 www.southlgbt.com

Amach! LGBT Galway www.amachlgbt.com

Parent Support

Look – Loving Our Out Kids 087 2537699 www.lovingouroutkids.org