Terrorism in Ireland

The risk of terrorist attacks in Ireland over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 112 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 2 people have been killed and 5 injured.



Topic page: Terrorism


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Most frequent attack targets in Ireland

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens52240
Business5000
Police3000
Government2000
Educational institution1000
Transportation1000
Journalists & Media1010


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Dublin40140
Cork12100
Limerick11000
Kildare9000
Louth8000
Donegal5000
Cavan4000
Longford4000
Leinster3000
Offaly3010
Leitrim2000
Wicklow2000
Meath1000
Clare1000
Mayo1000
Waterford1000
Westmeath1000
Galway1000
Monaghan1000
Laoighis1000


Terrorist organisations in Ireland

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Dissident Republicans4100
The New Irish Republican Army1000


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.