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 2012 Data
Figures include incitement to hatred offences.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that Ireland has not reported on the numbers of prosecuted cases or information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.
Incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See
Racist and xenophobic hate crime
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that Ireland improve and supplement the existing arrangements for collecting data on racist incidents, and assess the application of criminal law provisions against racism in order to identify any gaps that need closing, including making racist motivation an aggravating circumstance.