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.