Administration of Justice

Central Statistics Office - Statistical Yearbooks of Ireland

Includes census information, economy-related statistical indicators, and other statistical databases. Look for, when available, chapters specifically addressing justice and defence issues.

Central Statistics Office - Crime and Justice Releases and Publications Archive

Includes current publications and releases relating to Crime and Justice issues, as well as an archive to past publications and releases..

Crime in Ireland: A Review of Crime Levels and Trends 1950 to 1998

Garda Recorded Crime Statistics
This publication replaces the Crime Statistics section of Garda Annual Reports.

Garda Síochána Annual Report
Annual report in PDF format. Tables and charts of offences, drugs, and juvenile crime are provided (In Irish and English).

Headline Crime Statistics

Presents statistical information on serious crimes.

Irish Crime Classification System (ICCS)

This document presents the history and explication of the Irish Crime Classification System or ICCS.

Irish Crime Statistics

Presents tables and charts of the headline offence groups which provide a comprehensive description of modern criminal activity and tables of non-headline offences.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Ireland

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Ireland. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


National Fire Statistics

The Department of the Environment and Local Government produces national fire statistics annually. The Fire Statistics contains statistics of fires and other emergency calls dealt with by local authority fire brigades during the year as well as details of fire fatalities. "Causes of Fires Attended by Brigades and Fatalities from Fires Attended by Brigades" is some of the information included.


Irish Prison Service - Annual Statistics
This Irish Prison Service provides an annual statistical report on many facets of the prison system including care, custody and rehabilitation of prisoners, institution statistics, human resources and finances.

Corruption & Fraud

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe
GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Ireland. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalization of corruption and transparency of party funding.

Drugs & Alcohol

Development of Ireland's Drug Strategy 2000-2007

Produced by the Health Research Board, this report provides an overview of reports, reviews, progress reports and other initiatives concerning the National Drugs Strategy.

Drug Policy Profiles - Ireland

"The national drug policy of Ireland comes under the spotlight in the second volume in the EMCDDA series of Drug policy profiles. Examining the evolution of Irish drug policy through four periods of historic development, the report explores: the country’s national strategies; the legal context within which they operate; the public funds spent, or committed, to implement them; and the political bodies and mechanisms set up to coordinate the response to the problem. The profile sets this information in context by outlining the size, wealth and economic situation of the country as a whole, as well as the historical development of the current policy. Also described is the manner in which events in Ireland bear similarities with, and differences from, developments in other European countries."

Drug Use in Ireland & Northern Ireland
This bulletin presents key findings from the first drug prevalence survey of households in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. The survey was undertaken by MORI MRC according to standards set by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Revised data (June 2005) relating to drug prevalence on a lifetime, last year (recent), and last month (current) basis for Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Island of Ireland are presented in this bulletin (website).

An Overview of Cocaine Use in Ireland
This overview looks at cocaine use in relation to its prevalence, preventions and treatment, as well as the consequences of its use in Ireland.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Ireland. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Ireland
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Ireland
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Ireland, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (website).

Human Trafficking

Department of Justice and Equality: Annual Reports of Trafficking in Human Beings
The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Department of Justice and Equality publishes yearly overviews of human trafficking activity and the state's response.

Victims of Crime

Crime and Victimisation, Quarterly National Household Survey 2006 (including results for 1998 and 2003)

Presents statistical information on crime and victimization.

Crime and Victimisation, Quarterly National Household Survey 2010

Presents statistical information on crime and victimization.