Bribery and Anti-Corruption Legislation in Ireland and the Bribery Act 2010 (United Kingdom)


A key similarity between the Irish and UK legislative regimes is that both penalise bribery and corruption offences committed anywhere in the world. There are however, different triggers for the imposition of liability and penalties. Irish companies that “carry on business” in the UK come within the worldwide remit of the UK Bribery Act 2010 whereas companies only come within the extra-territorial reach of the Irish prevention of corruption legislation where they are incorporated in the State or the acts of the company are committed by Irish citizens or residents.

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