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Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe consisting of 26 of the 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, on the eastern side of the island.
See also: European Union


Our standard dataset contains 4,588 entities connected with Ireland. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Ireland. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 664 entities identified as PEPs connected with Ireland.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Taoiseach (Prime Minister)1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Agriculture, Food, & the Marine15-
Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, & Youth1--
Minister for Defense191
Minister for Education1--
Minister for Enterprise, Trade, & Employment1--
Minister for Finance1--
Minister for Foreign Affairs1--
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science1-1
Minister for Health1--
Minister for Housing, Local Government, & Heritage1--
Minister for Justice1--
Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform12-
Minister for Rural & Community Development1--
Minister for Social Protection17-
Minister for the Environment, Climate, & Communications1--
Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media16-
Minister for Transport1--
Minister without portfolio-1-
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of Dáil Éireann-29051
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland-11
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland-41
Governor, Central Bank of Ireland1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador of France to Ireland-31
ambassador of Hungary to Ireland-11
ambassador of Ireland to Italy-11
ambassador of Ireland to Libya--1
ambassador of Ireland to San Marino--1
ambassador of Ireland to Spain--1
ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom-3-
ambassador of Ireland to Turkey--1
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Teachta Dála-34549
senator of Ireland-1743
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation-101
Minister for Education and Skills-81
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government-81
Minister for Justice-9-
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications-8-
Irish Minister for Health-61
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport-61
Minister of State at the Department of Finance-25
Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ireland)-6-
Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment-6-
Ceann Comhairle-41
Chief Justice of Ireland-41
Irish Minister for Finance-41
Leader of the Seanad-5-
Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach-23
Minister of State for European Affairs-41
Attorney General of Ireland-31
Leas-Cheann Comhairle-31
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs-31
Minister of State at the Department of Defence--3
Minister of State for Trade and Development-3-
Leader of the Opposition-11
Minister for Community and Rural Affairs-11
Minister of State for Children-2-
Minister of State for Fisheries and Forestry-11
Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety-11
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport-11
Ministers of State of the 31st Dáil--2
President of Ireland-11
Attorney General1--
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage--1
Department of Rural and Community Development--1
Minister of State-1-
Minister of State at the Department of Education--1
Minister of State for Environment and Energy-1-
Minister of State for Housing and Planning-1-
Minister of State for Overseas Development-1-
Minister of State for Regional Economic Development-1-
Minister of State for Rural Economic Development and Rural Transport--1
Minister of State for Small Business-1-
Minister of State with responsibility for Sport and the Gaeltacht--1
Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister)1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...