Ireland regularly submits hate crime data to ODIHR. Ireland's annual hate crime statistics can be accessed here.
The Diversity and Integration Strategy 2019-2021 of the National Police Force addresses the police response to hate crime. The Strategy's implementation is monitored by the National Diversity Forum, established in 2020 and comprising civil society and community groups. The police works also closely with civil society to address hate crimes targeting Roma and Travellers, migrants and LGBTI persons, as well as in relation to hate crime training and hate crime investigations.
In July 2021, the Garda launched an online hate crime reporting system. In February 2020, Ireland co-organized with ODIHR and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights a workshop on understanding and improving hate crime recording and data collection. Based on ODIHR's Information Against Hate Crimes Toolkit (INFAHCT) programme, the workshop resulted in a number of recommendations for relevant state authorities.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2021||448||Not available||Not available|
|2020||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2019||251||Not available||Not available|
|2018||368||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2016||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2015||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2014||53||Not available||Not available|
|2012||119||Not available||Not available|
|2011||162||Not available||Not available|
|2010||142||Not available||Not available|
|2009||164||Not available||Not available|
About 2011 Data
Figures include incitement to hatred offences.
Hate crime recorded by police
Incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See
Racist and xenophobic hate crime
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that Ireland create systems to encourage reporting of hate crimes; ensure racist motivation is consistently taken into account in sentencing for bias crimes; and deliver training for judiciary on racist crimes.
The UN Human Rights Council encouraged Ireland to develop a training programme for the judiciary to ensure judges take into account racist motivation in sentencing; to establish a system to encourage reporting of racist crimes; and to investigate the reports of knife stabbings of people of African descent, ensuring the perpetrators are prosecuted and appropriately punished.