Ireland ratified the Convention on 3 December 1997, and the Convention entered into force for Ireland on 1 March 1999.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
Ireland reported that it had no stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.
Retained Mines (Article 3)
Notwithstanding the obligation to destroy all stockpiled anti-personnel mines, the Convention permits the retention of the minimum number of anti-personnel mines absolutely necessary for the development of and training in mine detection, mine clearance, or mine destruction techniques. As of 2015, Ireland has reported having retained 59 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. The Irish Defense Forces use live anti-personnel mines in the development and validation of mine render safe procedures, in training personnel for these procedures, in testing and validating mechanical mine clearance equipment and in training personnel in the use of such equipment. Minimum metal content mines are used, as required, in the calibration and testing of mine detection equipment.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
Ireland reported that there were no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.