Ireland: Freedom of expression

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 Ireland

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.981
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.933
 Min - Max 0.851 - 0.982
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Ireland from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Ireland during that period was 0.933 index points with a minimum of 0.851 index points in 1960 and a maximum of 0.982 index points in 2000. The latest value from 2022 is 0.981 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.630 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Ireland - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Ireland - Freedom of expression - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures the government respect for press and media freedom, political discussion, and academic and cultural expression.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Electoral democracy index 0.889 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.824 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.634 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.808 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.792 2022 index points
 Government accountability 1.799 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.981 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.041 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.924 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.909 2022 index points
 Presidential elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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