Dial 999 or 112 for the Gardaí, fire service, ambulance service or the Irish coastguard - these numbers are only for emergencies (eg crime in progress, medical crisis, danger to life.)



For 24/7 emergency support, dial + 353 1 679 8171



All students are sent a copy of the Dublin Emergency Incident Response Plan, which is reviewed regularly by the Emergency Incident Review Group (EIRG). EIRG consists of senior managers and department heads from across FIE and convene at least once a year.

Invoking the procedure is at the discretion of EIRG and the EIRG based on the assessed threat to our Dublin-based student’s health, and welfare.



All students should have a reachable cell phone and must submit their number to FIE during their application on the application portal (see our Dublin Local Area Map for places to buy phones and SIM cards).

Students should also check their emails regularly, and keep FIE informed of any changes to their email address. For other communique, we recommend that students look out for alerts from:



 In the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack:

  • Run to a place of safety – this is a better option than to surrender or negotiate – if there’s nowhere to go then…
  • Hide remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate – barricade yourself in if you can
  • Tell the police by calling 112 or 999 when it is safe to do so

If you are in in the vicinity of the MCI, follow the guidance of relevant officials (e.g. fire marshals, event security, paramedics). If you are not in the vicinity, follow guidance and seek updates from official, credible sources such as RTE News or the Gardaí.



 Talking about an incident can help – FIE is here to support you in a number of ways:

  • Contact the FIE Dublin Team, knock on the door of our Binary Hub Office, knock on your RLSs door or email us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Visit our CounselingCounseling & Mental Health page for information on services such as Victim Support


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