Garda National Immigration Bureau

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The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB; Irish: Biúró Náisiúnta an Gharda Síochána um Inimirce) is a unit of the Garda Síochána, the national police force of Ireland.[1]


The GNIB is responsible for the execution of deportation orders, investigation of human trafficking complaints, investigation of language schools, countering illegal immigration and border control.[2] It also provides support and assistance to local Garda Immigration Officers throughout the State.


It reports to Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll,[3] and includes two Detective Superintendents, four Detective Inspectors, 24 Detective Sergeants and 180 Detective Gardaí and Gardaí. They are supported by 68 civilian staff.

The Bureau's headquarters is at 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 and it also has offices also at Dublin Airport.


  1. ^ "Immigration". An Garda Síochána - Ireland's National Police Service.
  2. ^ Holland, Kitty (20 July 2017). "421 people committed to prison in 2016 on immigration-related issues". Irish Times.
  3. ^ O'Keeffe, Cormac (29 December 2016). "200 garda boost for specialist crime units". Irish Examiner.

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