Contact Details

The Private Security Authority
Davis Street
Tipperary Town
Co. Tipperary
E34 PY91

Contact for Individual Licence
Contact for Contractor Licence

Email Addresses:

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Consumer Information

The importance of consumers in the provision of security services is recognised by the PSA. This is highlighted in our mission statement:

To regulate the activities of those involved in the private security industry to ensure that the interests of consumers are fully protected through the establishment, promotion, monitoring and enforcement of appropriate standards.

In applying standards to the regulation of the security industry, the PSA aims to ensure that consumer interests are at the forefront of service provision.


Customer Charter

The PSA Customer Charter is our statement of the standards of service that our customers can expect to receive:  PSA Customer Service Charter

These interests are in addition to any safeguards provided under consumer rights legislation. Further information on consumer rights is available from the website of the National Consumer Agency,



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Cookie usage

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You can change your cookie preferences by selecting or deselecting the checkboxes accordingly and clicking “Save”. Here is a description of the various cookie categories.


Category Description
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Performance Performance cookies are used to see how visitors use the website, eg. analytics cookies. Those cookies cannot be used to directly identify a certain visitor. Any information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website functionality.
Targeting Targeting cookies are used to identify visitors between different websites, eg. content partners, banner networks. Those cookies may be used by companies to build a profile of visitor interests or show relevant ads on other websites. They do not store directly personal data, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Functionality Functionality cookies are used to remember visitor information on the website, eg. language, timezone, enhanced content. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customised preference settings (e.g. text size). Information collected by "functionality cookies" cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. The "functionality cookies" on our website only collect anonymous information.


The following tables include a list of cookies that can be used on this website. This includes “strictly necessary” which are loaded when the content of the website is loaded. We cannot deliver the website to you without setting these cookies.

Strictly necessary

Name Domain Expiration Description
CookieScriptConsent 6 months This cookie is used by service to remember visitor cookie consent preferences. It is necessary for cookie banner to work properly.



Name Domain Expiration Description
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_gat 1 minute This cookie is part of Google Analytics and is used to limit requests (throttle request rate).


Managing cookies in your browser

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use ("third party cookies"), or those from specific websites.

Below are links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.


Data Protection

In accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, 2016/679 (GDPR) and given further effect in Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018, the Private Security Authority (PSA) is a ‘Data Controller’ and, as such, has significant responsibilities for ensuring the privacy of data subjects and the protection of personal data processed.

Data Protection Policy

To view the full PSA data protection policy, Click Here

Subject Access Request Form

Data subjects have the right to access their personal data held by the PSA. To download a Subject Access Request Form, Click Here

Subject Access Requests can be submitted in writing or by e-mail to the Data Protection Officer;

Data Protection Officer

Private Security Authority

Davis Street

Tipperary Town

E34 PY91

Phone: 062-32600


Useful Links

We have a number of publications with information on various aspects of licensing available to view here: 





Link to PSA Privacy Statement