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 where 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


Recruitment and Selection for Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal 2021

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Helen McEntee T.D., has announced that she is seeking expressions of interest from practising barristers and solicitors for the part-time position of Member and/or Chair of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal.


The term of appointment is for 5 years, commencing on 1 January 2021, and applicants must be qualified practising barristers or solicitors with at least five years’ experience and remain practicing for the period of appointment.


An application booklet, which includes the competition application form and sets out the terms of conditions and qualifying and selection criteria for the positions being advertised - as well as the main duties of the Tribunal Chair and Members – can be found here: Competition Booklet


Applications must be submitted not later than 6pm (Dublin time) on 11 September 2020, and no late or incomplete applications will be accepted.



Further information

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

Contact details Second Floor,
  Montague Court,
  7-11 Montague Street,
  Dublin 2
  D02 FT96
Phone: + 353 1 476 8670
Fax: + 353 1 476 8616


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