Victims & Witnesses

Being involved in the criminal justice system can be stressful for many victims and witnesses.

This section of our website is dedicated to victims and witnesses and tries to answer the question that people ask us most often.

COVID-19: Office of the DPP - service update

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), like all public service organisations, is responding to the evolving challenges presented by COVID-19. The prosecution service is an essential service.


  • Information for the Public
    Download booklets (also available in ten foreign languages) on the role of DPP, going to court as a witness, how we make prosecutions decisions, making a victim impact statement, and more.
  • Guidelines for Practitioners
    Find essential information for prosecutors, legal professionals and GardaĆ­.
  • Corporate Publications
    See our Annual Reports, Strategy Statements, Quality Service Charter, Protected Disclosure Reports, and more.
  • Conference Papers
    Read presentations and papers from conferences
  • External Publications
    Find relevant information published by other organisations.


27 October 2021

Appointment of new Director of Public Prosecutions

The Government has today appointed Ms. Catherine Pierse to be the next Director of Public Prosecutions. Ms. Pierse will succeed the current Director, Ms. Claire Loftus, when she completes her term of office on 7 November next. (Click on ‘Press Release’ above for more information)

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