Practice Relating to Rule 74. Chemical Weapons
Ireland’s Chemical Weapons Act (1997) provides:
(1) No person shall –
(a) produce, develop, retain, use or transfer, directly or indirectly to anyone, a chemical weapon or assist another person to produce, develop, retain, use or transfer a chemical weapon,
(b) construct, convert, maintain or use any premises or equipment for a purpose referred to in paragraph (a) or assist another person to do any of those things for such a purpose, or
(c) engage in preparations of a military nature to use a chemical weapon.
In 1987, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Ireland condemned the use of chemical weapons against civilians.