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. Hate crime victimisation surveys are not conducted.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|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|
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the Minister of State for Equality, New Communities and Culture chaired a roundtable event hosted by the University of Limerick and involving NGOs, to discuss new approaches to addressing hate crime in Ireland, including the need for legislation to address hate crime through criminal law. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) also reported the publication of "’A Life Free From Fear’ Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland: An NGO Perspective," which highlights the absence of hate crime legislation in Ireland.
ODIHR observes that Ireland has not reported on the numbers of prosecuted cases to ODIHR.