Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland

December 4, 2018

Location:  Ireland, countrywide

Event:  Throughout the holidays, please exercise additional caution in Ireland as criminal activity and common street crime tend to peak during this season, when people carry more cash and other valuable items.  Criminals tend to focus on tourist locations, such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other areas frequented by tourists.  Additionally, we remind U.S. citizens in Ireland to remain vigilant due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.