Status of ratification

No. A referendum is necessary for ratification and a simple majority of the electorate is required. This has not been scheduled but is expected in 2023 or to be held concurrent with the Local and European Elections in 2024. 

Local or Regional CFI

The Government has announced that Ireland will establish a local division of the UPC assuming that the proposed referendum is carried.

Location/Venue of CFI



One national judge and 2 judges from the pool.


No information as yet.

UP/UPC implementing legislation

No draft implementing legislation for UP/UPC has been published. The UPC referendum will dictate the legislative timeline.

Other UP matters of interest

Ireland has signed neither the UPC Agreement's Protocol on provisional application (PPA) nor the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities (PPI). This is pending the outcome of the referendum which is still to be scheduled.

*Information for this country provided by John Cahir and Alison Quinn of A&L Goodbody, Dublin.