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​An Garda Siochana is the National police service of Ireland. The mission of An Garda Siochana is working with communities to protect and serve 

Garda Confidential Line – 1800 666 111

National Missing Persons Help Bring Them Home (confidential line) – 1800 911 999

Search and Rescue/Recovery Groups

Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery (CCMPSAR) Cork – (087) 9609885

Waterford Marine Search and Rescue (WMSAR) – (087) 414 8003

Limerick Marine Search and Rescue (LMSAR) – (061) 316 300

Mountain Rescue Ireland (MRI) –  To call a Mountain Rescue Team use Emergency number 999 or 112.



When a loved one is missing overseas, it may be useful to contact a local service in the country the person is missing for assistance. Most countries have no central records or agency that deals with missing persons’ matters, but the UK Missing Persons Bureau Interactive world map contains links to international organisations that may be able to assist if a friend or relative is missing abroad Click here to access.

The list is not exhaustive but an indication of some of the services that may be able to assist.

Europol (The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation) was formerly known as the European Police Office and Europol Drugs Unit. It is the law enforcement agency of the European Union (EU) formed in 1998 to handle criminal intelligence and combat serious international organised crime and terrorism through cooperation between competent authorities of EU member states. The Agency has no executive powers, and its officials are not entitled to arrest suspects or act without prior approval from competent authorities in the member states.

​"The most innocent clues can sometimes help crack a case. The objects are all taken from the background of an image with sexually explicit material involving minors.

Once the origin of an object is identified, we will inform the competent law enforcement authority of the involved country to further investigate this lead and hopefully speed up the identification of both the offender and the victim."​


​​Police Service of Northern Ireland Keeping People Safe.

Interpol enables police in our 190 member countries to work together to fight crime​.

Missing People is the only charity in the UK which is dedicated to bringing missing children and adults back together with their families.


The Doe Network is a 100% volunteer organisation devoted to assisting investigating agencies in bringing closure to national and international cold cases concerning missing and unidentified persons website has helped to secure information which has resulted in missing children being found.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.

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