Homophobic and transphobic harassment and violence are crimes however it can often be difficult for people to report these incidents. To make it easier for LGBT people to contact them, An Garda Síochána have officers specifically trained in LGBT issues in each area.
Galway: Garda Clare Burke 091 538079
Mayo (Castlebar): Garda Michael Toland 094 903 8200
Sligo: Garda Caroline Bruen 071 915 7000
Leitrim (Manorhamilton): Garda Josephine Kirrane 071 982 0620
Roscommon (Boyle):Garda Fergal O’Donnell090 663 8300
Sgt Karen Maloney, Salthill Garda Station 091 514721