Countries outside the European Union may make a request through diplomatic channels for extradition to seek the return of a person who is wanted in one of those countries in relation to a crime. 

The request may seek the return of the person to:


The Legislation

Provisions in relation to extradition are contained in:


(These Acts can be viewed on the Irish Statute Book website)

The Acts make provision for obligations under the European Convention on Extradition 1957

Ireland currently has bilateral extradition treaties with Australia, United States of America and Hong Kong.


Further details

For further details on extradition procedures, see  Extradition – A Guide to Procedures in Ireland (PDF)