See the Accessing Printed Material section to find out how to consult these collections.

Irish Collection 1922 -

The Library has a comprehensive collection of Republic of Ireland official publications, consisting of Dáil and Seanad Debates, Bills and Acts of the Oireachtas, publications of all Government Departments and certain public authorities.

United Kingdom 1800 -

This collection is almost complete up to 1979, after which date (and up to the present) the Library acquires only Acts, Statutory Instruments and Hansard’s Parliamentary Debates. There are also some pre-1800 items in the collection , such as Journals and Accounts of Debates, and old Statutes of the Realm.

Irish Parliament pre-1800

The Library has a comprehensive collection of the publications of this parliament.

Northern Ireland 1920 -

The Library aims to collect everything published in Northern Ireland and has a large, but incomplete, collection of Northern Ireland Official Publications. Other repositories in Ireland containing N.I. Official Publications collections are the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the Linen Hall Library, which has a Northern Ireland Political collection.

International - mainly 20th century onwards

The National Library of Ireland serves as a depository library for the following international organisations:

EU Publications Website

General Information on the EU

Important EU website containing official journal, legislation and case laws

COE (Council of Europe) Publications Website

UN (United Nations) Publications Website

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Publications Website

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Publications Website 

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) Publications Website

ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Publications Website

ILO (International Labour Organisation) Publications Website

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Publications Website

WHO (World Health Organisation) Publications Website

WTO (World Trade Organisation) Publications Website

OSCE  (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Publications Website

Proclamation that the Land League is an unlawful organisation, 20 October 1881
Proclamation that the Land League is an unlawful organisation, 20 October 1881
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