Civil Registration Act 2004

Registration of deaths occurring outside State of Irish citizens domiciled in State.

38.—An tArd-Chláraitheoir may, on production to him or her of such evidence as appears to him or her to be satisfactory, cause the death outside the State (other than a death to which section 39 applies) of an Irish citizen domiciled in the State to be registered in the register if—

(a) there was not at the time of the death a system of registration of deaths in the place where the death occurred or such a system that applied to such a death, or

(b) it is not possible to obtain copies of or extracts from civil records of the death.