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Welcome from the Director

Photo of Director, Claire LoftusIt gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The aim of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is to provide, on behalf of the People of Ireland, a prosecution service that is independent, fair and effective.

On this website you will find out more about what the DPP's Office does, where it fits into the criminal justice system, and how the prosecution service tries to achieve justice. There are links to many other websites dealing with law and criminal justice, both in Ireland and abroad.

Our site contains a number of features which I hope you will find useful and informative.


Claire Loftus
Director of Public Prosecution