You can interact with CAB in a variety of ways, by telephone on 01 6663266, by email at [email protected], by post (Criminal Assets Bureau, Harcourt Square, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2) or the Bureau’s social media platforms on Facebook or Twitter (@criminalassets).

Any information with regard to unexplained wealth which you suspect may be linked to criminality. Please provide as much detail as you have available.

In a general sense, CAB is interested in anyone who appears to be materially benefitting from crime.

Yes, information provided in confidence to CAB will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

No, there is no requirement for you to provide your name and address when interacting with CAB. In certain circumstances, a follow up enquiry may be necessary. Where this is required, you may choose to provide contact details, which will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence. Alternatively, you might prefer to simply make a follow up call.

If contacting CAB by telephone, you will be connected to one of the staff attached to Bureau. If providing information, you will be referred to a Garda Bureau Officer, who will deal with your information and be your future point of contact.

The Garda Bureau Officer will provide you with his/her name. Non-Garda Bureau Officers and staff are subject to statutory anonymity and are therefore not in a position to disclose their name in the course of telephone interactions. In such instances they will provide you with their Bureau Officer Number.

No, there is no requirement to make a written statement in respect of your interaction with CAB.
No, you will not be required to appear in Court in respect of your interaction with CAB.
All information provided to CAB in confidence will be dealt with accordingly.

Due to the sensitive nature of CAB investigations and data protection issues, feedback is not ordinarily provided to information providers.

The information provided by you will be developed and if deemed suitable, actions will be taken by CAB. These may include the Proceeds of Crime Acts and/or Revenue & Social Welfare powers.

Actions taken under the Proceeds of Crime Acts, may at some point be reported on by the media. Actions under the Office of the Revenue Commissioners & Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection powers are not reported on by the media and are not disclosed to third parties.

The Criminal Assets Bureau, in the main, recruits directly from the agencies which comprise the Bureau; the Department of Justice and Equality, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, the Chief State Solicitors Office and An Garda Síochána. However, from time to time, positions are advertised through the Public Appointments Service for the position of Forensic Accountants / Financial Analysts. These positions are open to the public and are filled by way of competitive interview. All vacancies that arise will be highlighted with www.publicjobs.ie.

All monies collected under the statutory remit of the Criminal Assets Bureau are forwarded to the Central Fund, the disbursement of which is controlled by the Central Exchequer. This is in accordance with existing legislation in this area. The Criminal Assets Bureau has no discretion in this matter.
The sale / disposal of all assets are dealt with on a case by case basis and in accordance with the Order(s) of the High Court. These Orders can specify the method / type of sale required, approval and/or other stipulations as the Court views appropriate in each case. Therefore, it is not possible for the Criminal Assets Bureau to provide definitive times or locations of sales of seized items.