Bribery in international business

Ireland - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

‌‌Ireland's Phase 1bis Monitoring Report

October 2019 - This report evaluates evaluates Ireland’s Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018, which came into force in July 2018. 

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Ireland's accession

22 September 2003
Deposit of instrument of ratification

15 February 1999
Entry into force of the Convention

26 November 2001
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2019 Phase 1bis Report

2018 Phase 3 Follow-up: Additional written report

2017 Phase 3 Follow-up: Additional written report

2016 Phase 3 Follow-up Report

2013 Phase 3 report

2010 Phase 2 and Phase 2bis Follow-Up Report

2008 Phase 2bis report

2007 Phase 2 report 

2002 Phase 1 report


News releases

2016 Statement of the OECD Working Group on Bribery: Ireland's Laws for Combating International Bribery need Urgent Reform

2013 Ireland must urgently apply more resources to enforce Anti-Bribery Convention

2008 Ireland should improve its anti-corruption laws, including on corporate liability

2007 OECD expresses concern over Ireland’s commitment to foreign bribery Convention



The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

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OECD Working Group on Bribery 

The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the 2021 Recommendation and related instruments. The Working Group is made up of representatives from the States Parties to the Convention and meets regularly.

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Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring of implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention takes places in successive phases through a rigorous peer-review monitoring system. 

Description of each phase of evaluation




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