Help When You’re Abroad

Irish Support Organisations

The Irish government funds hundreds of Irish emigrant organisations around the world to provide support to Irish people living abroad. We’ve listed lots of these in our ‘Settling into your new home‘ section. Many can help and talk you through your options if you encounter an issue while you are living abroad.


Consular Assistance

Wherever you are in the world, you’ll find contact details for your local Irish Embassy or Consulates at: Most of the Embassy websites include a section on local Irish groups as well so it’s well worth taking the time to check these out.

If you need assistance abroad see or for emergency assistance contact the Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade in Dublin by phone on +353 1 408 2000.


Counselling support for Irish emigrants

Helplink Support Services is a registered charity that provides a free counselling service online nationwide and internationally for Irish citizens living abroad and returning home. This service is available 7 days a week and out-of-hours. To contact Helplink email or call +353 (0)91 759887.