Consular Area

We work closely with the Consular Assistance Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and with Irish Embassies and Consulates around the world and are grateful to them for their support.

For information on consular services provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade please see their website


Forms and Information

If you work for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade please consider passing the information leaflet and authorisation form below to any Irish citizen you become aware of in prison overseas.

  • Authorisation Form This form should be completed by anyone seeking assistance from the ICPO. If a prisoner is unable to complete this form please contact us to confirm that he/she has given verbal consent for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to share information about his/her case with the ICPO and vice-versa.
  • Information Leaflet for Prisoners This leaflet gives a brief outline of the services provided by the ICPO and lists contact details for ICPO Maynooth and ICPO London.
  • Spring Newsletter 2018 We send newsletters to prisoners, family members and partners twice a year. If you have time you could print a copy of our most recent newsletter for any new prisoner you will visit.
  • Guidelines for Visiting Prisoners This document provides information for prison visitors, from how to plan a visit, to topics of conversation and what to do after you have undertaken a visit. It was developed for the many volunteer visitors the ICPO works with around the world, however consular staff may find some of the information helpful.

If you would like to obtain hard copies of these materials or if you have any questions about the ICPO please contact us at