Information sources

Irish Legal Information Initiative (IRLII) -

In September 2001, as part of its contribution to the BAILII (British And Irish Legal Information Initiative) project, UCC Law Faculty established the Irish Legal Information Initiative (IRLII). Apart from providing BAILII with Irish content, IRLII also offers services such as a complete searchable index of decisions of the Irish High Court and Supreme Court, from 1997 to date, including citations of cases reported in the Irish Reports and Irish Law Reports Monthly. It also contains links to the text of the decisions on BAILII (where available), and indices of Irish statutes, statutory instruments and cases.

Acts of the Oireachtas -

This database contains the Acts of the Oireachtas (Irish legislature) in Irish and in English from 1922 to the present day.

Irish Law -

Established by Dr Darius Whelan at University College Cork and hosted by UCC Law faculty, the Irish Law website provides information on and links to Irish legal practice, subjects, journals, associations and studies, as well as a blog and a discussion list on a variety of topics.

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) -

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)'s consumer portal helps consumers in Ireland to make better choices. Use to learn about your rights, voice your concerns and get better value for money. It also runs an information helpline where consumers can find out about their rights at 1890 432 432 (from a landline) or 01 402 5555 (from a mobile).

Workplace Relations Commission -

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is an independent, statutory body created on 1st October 2015 by the Workplace Relations Act 2015. Under the new legislation, the WRC takes over the functions of the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA), the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), and the Rights Commissioner Services (RCS). The new legislation is aimed at simplifying the procedure of taking an employment law claim by merging the various different mechanisms listed above into just one, the WRC.

The WRC is responsible for maintaining good workplace relations, carrying out inspections and research, and ensuring full compliance with all relevant employment legislation.

More information about employment rights and entitlements, and the new complaints procedure can be found on their website

Citizens Information -

This is a government website developed by the Citizens Information Board. The site provides information on the social and civil rights of everyone in Ireland. It contains information and links relating to public services in Ireland and on matters which affect people at different life stages, such as birth, marriage and death.

European Consumer Centre Ireland -

The European Consumer Centre Ireland (ECC Ireland) provides free information and advice to the public on their rights as EU consumers and with any cross-border consumer problems. ECC Ireland is part of a network of European centres (Euroguichets) which aim to convey the benefits of the Single Market to all citizens.

British and Irish Legal Information Institute -

BAILII provides free access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials in one place. As of September 2006, BAILII included 74 databases covering 7 jurisdictions. The system contains around 9.4 gigabytes of legal materials and around 186,000 searchable documents with about 4 million internal hypertext links. BAILII is hosted in the UK and Ireland by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London and the Law Faculty, University College Cork.

Activelink -

This valuable site acts as a hub for community and voluntary organisations in Ireland that want to find and exchange advice, information and expertise. It has a free weekly newsletter containing information on events, job opportunities and resources which is e-mailed to subscribers. Its directory contains a comprehensive list of organisations in Ireland, sorted by subject area.