Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal’s function

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal administers the following schemes:

 
Purpose

The Tribunal considers applications from victims of crime who suffer a personal injury or dependents where a relative died as a result of a crime of violence.

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 An Garda Siochána (or the Garda Siochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) where the crime is alleged to have been carried out by a member of An Garda Síochána), 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 up to a maximum two year period, in circumstances were the applicant can show that the reasons for the delay in submitting the application justifies exceptional treatment. 

A set of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Scheme of Compensation for Personal Injuries Criminally Inflicted can be found here - Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme - Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Tribunal Members

The following are the current members of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal:
Mr. Conor Heaney (Tribunal Chair)
Ms. Mema Byrne B.L.
Mr. Martin Lawlor
Mr. Cathal Lombard
Mr. Roderick Maguire B.L.
Ms. Patricia Sheehy Skeffington B.L.
Ms. Nora-Pat Stewart B.L.

 

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
E-Mail: criminalinjuries@justice.ie

 

Publications:  

 

In this section, find out about:

Terms and Conditions of the Scheme

Instruction 1 under paragraph 19 of the Scheme

Further information on the funding of cash-limited grant schemes

Application Form (Non-Fatal Cases)

Application Form (Fatal Cases)

Access to Compensation in Cross-Border Cases