executions in the world:

In 2023


2000 to present



  • Abolitionist
  • retentionist
  • De facto abolitionist
  • Moratorium on executions
  • Abolitionist for ordinary crimes
  • Committed to abolishing the death penalty


government: republic, parliamentary democracy
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: adopted 1 July 1937 by plebiscite; effective 29 December 1937
legal system: based on English common law, substantially modified by indigenous concepts;
legislative system: bicameral Parliament (Oireachtas) consists of the Senate (Seanad Eireann) and the House of Representatives (Dail Eireann)
judicial system: Supreme Court whose judges are appointed by the Head of State upon the Government's recommendation
religion: Roman Catholic 88.4%, Church of Ireland 3%, other
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: