The role of the Press and Communications Office

We communicate the work of our Ministers and the Department to the media as well as responding to media queries and requests. We are also responsible for the Department's online media presence, including the Department's website and social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and Youtube. 

The head of communications has overall responsibility for managing and developing the Department's communications and social media activities and capabilities at a strategic level, including responsibility for the Press and Communications office team. The team is the first point of contact for media queries. The team also support the head of communications in his role of co-ordinating media relations across the Department.


Head of Communications

Aine Griffin



Press Officer

Charlotte Smith


Phone: 01 602 8358

Department of Justice Press Office Staff

Cian McGonigle


Phone: 01 602 8252


Conor O’Riordan


Phone: 01 602 8712


Rachel Breen


Phone: 01 602 8219


Department of Justice
51 St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2
D02 HK52


Further information

Read the Department of Justice’s Social Media Policy.


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