Criminal Justice System

Introduction

In Irish law it is the state, through the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), not the victim that takes a case against a suspect. The victim is not a party to the criminal investigation and is not legally represented. Their input is limited to reporting the offence to the Gardaí and testifying as a witness for the prosecution if the case goes to court.  The DPP makes decisions independently of all other bodies and institutions, including both the Government and the Garda Síochána, and decisions are taken free from political or other influence.

Victim’s Rights in Ireland more…
General information about reporting a crime more…
What happens after the crime has been reported more…
When a suspect is due to appear in court the Gardaí will tell you more…
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