Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal’s function

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal administers the following schemes:


The Tribunal considers applications from people who suffer a personal injury or death as a result of a crime of violence.

Ex gratia compensation may be awarded on the basis of any vouched out of pocket expenses, including loss of earnings, experienced by the victim or, if the victim has died as a result of the incident, by the dependents of the victim.

The incident in which the injury was caused must have been reported to the Gardaí without delay.

Application must be made to the Tribunal as soon as possible but not later than three months after the incident. The Tribunal has discretion under the scheme to extend this time limit in circumstances were the applicant can show that the reason for the delay in submitting the application justifies exceptional treatment of the application. A set of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Scheme of Compensation for Personal Injuries Criminally Inflicted can be found here - Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme FAQ's.


Further information

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Tribunal secretariat at the address or telephone number below.

Contact details:

Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal,

Department of Justice,

Bishop's Square,

Redmond’s Hill,

Dublin 2,

D02 TD99



Phone: + 353 1 479 0290




In this section, find out about:

Access to Compensation in Cross-Border Cases

Scheme for Compensation for Personal Injuries Criminally Inflicted - Cash Limited

Cash-limited Grant Schemes

Fatal Injury Application Form

Non-Fatal Injury Application Form

Instruction 1 under paragraph 20 of the Scheme