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Prison Service Credit Union Ltd

The credit union was set up in 1981 and serves prison officers throughout the country.


Membership of Prison Service Credit Union is open to all members of the Irish Prison Service.

The Credit Union Story

The modern Credit Union Movement traces its origins to Germany and to Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffiesen, the Mayor of a small town in southern Germany who in 1849 formed societies which later turned into Credit Unions

The purpose of these Credit Unions was to enable people to help themselves in relieving debt and poverty.

Raiffeisen considered the following conditions as essential to the success of the Credit Union Movement:

  • Only Members could save and borrow.
  • Loans were made for provident and productive purposes at a fair and reasonable rate of interest.
  • The character of a member would be the most important security of his/her loan.
  • Membership is open within a Common Bond to all people irrespective of class, creed, colour or political persuasion

These conditions still apply to this day

Contact Us
  • Prison Service Credit Union
  • Tel: 01 8858901
  • Email:
  • Web: www.priscu.ie
  • Address: P.O. Box 11666, Freepost F5145, Dublin 7
Contact Us
  • Tel 1:
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  • Email:
  • Address:
  • 01 8858901
  • 01 8306262
  • P.O. Box 11666, Freepost F5145, Dublin 7
Opening Hours
  • mon
  • tue
  • wed
  • thu
  • fri
  • 07:30-15:00
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  • 08:30-15:00
  • 07:30-15:00
  • 07:30-14:30
Prison Service Credit Union Ltd is Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Reg No. 394