Ireland regularly submits hate crime data to ODIHR. Ireland’s Criminal Code does not contain hate crime provisions. Hate crime data are collected by the Central Statistics Office and the National Police Force of Ireland. Data are not made publicly available.


Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 53 Not available Not available
2013 109 Not available 12
2012 119 Not available Not available
2011 162 Not available Not available

Civil society information

Overview of incidents reported by civil society

Bias Motivation Attacks Against People Attacks Against Property
Violent Attacks Threats
Racism and xenophobia471761
Bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity110
Grand Total127


Bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity

  • Transgender Europe reported a physical assault on a transgender woman, and one incident of threats.
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Racism and xenophobia

  • The European Network Against Racism - Ireland (ENAR) reported 47 physical assaults, including 18 in which victims suffered injuries; 17 threats; 42 incidents involving damage to property; one arson attack; and 18 instances of graffiti.
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IGO information

No information is available.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Ireland has not reported on the numbers of prosecuted cases to ODIHR.