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Justis Ireland

Irish Reports & Digests
Justis and The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for Ireland provide an electronic version of the Council's publications on CD ROM and online. The reports contain the full-text data of published cases from 1838. The Digests provide a reference to each case reported in:

  • The Irish Reports
  • Northern Ireland Reports
  • Irish Law Reports Monthly
  • Irish Law Times Reports
  • Irish Jurist Reports
  • Irish Law Journal
    The database is updated quarterly. The Electronic Irish Reports contain many references to the electronic Law Reports published by Context and The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales, all of which act as linkable cross-references for all subscribers to the electronic Law Reports.

    Irish Case Law Information and Legislation from First Law (now owned by Justis)
    The data prepared by First Law is the most comprehensive collection of legal information in Ireland. An invaluable resource for the Irish practitioner, and useful to lawyers, librarians and academics in other common law jurisdictions, it includes:

  • All Judgments of the Superior Courts, including head notes
  • All Acts of the Oireachtas (the Republic of Ireland’s parliament)
  • All Statutory Instruments
  • Circuit Court Judgments
  • Employment Appeal Tribunals
  • Unreported Judgments
  • Components of the above to support Criminal Law Online Service users (see below)

    Criminal Law Online Service (now owned by Justis)
    The Criminal Law Online Service (CLOS) keeps the busy practitioner up to date with recent criminal law developments via a monthly electronic newsletter and weekly email alert. This includes:

  • Editorial analysis from leading practitioners and academics
  • Summaries and discussions of recent criminal law cases
  • Links to the full text of cases
  • Articles and commentary on the latest important topics
    CLOS subscribers also have searchable access to all criminal elements of First Law materials on Justis.

    LexisNexis Search page for Irish materials

    There are many Irish resources listed (including for Northern Ireland).

    Murdoch's Irish Legal Companion MILC incorporates an up to date Dictionary of Irish Law which gives the reader a definition of around 10,000 words and phrases encountered in an Irish legal context from "a coelo usque ad centrum" to "zoonoses". A key factor in the popularity of this product is the extensive cross-referencing between various aspects of Irish Law including the Dictionary, Acts of the Oireachtas, Statutory Instruments, Court Judgements, Irish Constitution, Law Reform Commission publications, European legislation, Bibliography of legal publications, additional topics and websites etc. For more information, Tel: +35301-6776133 or email milc@lendac.ie.

    Round Hall

    Round Hall has provided the Irish legal profession with accurate and reliable information for over 25 years in the form of books, journals, periodicals, looseleaf services, CD-ROMs and online services. It publishes over 15 journals and a comprehensive and constantly expanding booklist. Round Hall is the trading name of Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd.

    Round Hall also brings you Westlaw IE - an online database of Irish legal content which can be searched to easily find the information you need - see next entry.

    Thomson Reuters have a new web site covering all their legal solutions, products and services for the UK and Ireland. The subsections of the "Legal Solutions" part of the site are: BPM & Case Management, Business Development and Marketing, Commentary & Analysis, eBilling & Project Management, Federated Search & Knowledge Management, Human Resources, Legal Research, Legal Updates & Currency, Risk Mitigation and Training & Online Learning. The "Legal Solutions" section describes the products generically but there is also a section called "Products & Services A to Z" which enables the viewer to locate a particular product or service, irrespective of generic type.

    Westlaw IE

    Westlaw IE is the online offering of Round Hall, a Thomson Reuters company. Westlaw IE is an online research tool that lets users carry out legal research quickly and easily. It gives instant access to Irish reported and unreported case law, legislation, journals and legal news. Customised search engines allow users to get the most accurate and reliable search results possible.

    Here is a summary of the content on Westlaw IE:

    Over 21,000 full text case reports - The largest Irish collection of case reports available online:

    • Employment Law Reports (ELR) Begins 1990
    • Irish Law Reports Monthly (ILRM) Begins 1976
    • Irish Law Times Reports (ILTR) Begins 1871
    • Sweet & Maxwell’s Human Rights Law Reports (UK) Begins 2000
    • Sweet & Maxwell’s European Human Rights Law Reports Begins 1979
    • Unreported Judgments Begins Oct 2002
    Over 3,000 Cases Digests:
    • Case digests from Irish Law Times Begins 1983
    • Irish Current Law Monthly Digest Begins 1995
    Annotated Acts from 1984

    • 27 years of annotated Acts
    • Content from the Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated (ICLSA)
    Regularly Updated Consolidated legislation in the following areas:
    • Criminal
    • Road Traffic
    • Local Government
    • Family
    • Employment
    • Company
    • Commercial
    • Insurance
    Regularly Updated Consolidated Rules of the Court and Court rules and forms with commentary:

    • Superior Court (also contains digests of relevant cases)
    • Circuit Court
    • District Court
    Journals – Ireland’s largest provider of online legal journals. Expert opinion and analysis in the following:
    • Commercial Law Practitioner Begins 1994
    • Conveyancing and Property Law Journal Begins 1996
    • Dublin University Law Journal Begins 1994
    • Irish Criminal Law Journal Begins 1991
    • Irish Employment Law Journal Begins 2004
    • Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal Begins 1994
    • Irish Law Times Begins 1983
    • Irish Journal of Family Law Begins 1998
    • Journal of Civil Practice and Procedure Begins 2005
    • The Hibernian Law Journal Begins 1999
    • The Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland Begins 1995
    • The Irish Jurist Begins 1966
    Current Awareness information and the latest news onscreen and direct to your email account
    • Case law
    • Legislation
    • Progress of Bills and Acts
    • Legal and regulatory news
    • European Union
    • Government publications
    For more information contact Customer Support, or telephone 1800 509 034.

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    Clarus Press

    Clarus Press is an Irish based and Irish owned legal publishing company aiming to meet the information needs and demands of a rapidly developing and competitive legal profession. The aim is to provide high quality products in a wide range of subjects and specialisations. They have already had some notable success in the commissioning of innovative and useful products attracting the finest talent in Irish legal publishing, for example: Quarterly Review of Tort Law (edited by Professor William Binchy and Dr Ciaran Craven), its companion, the Quarterly Review of Business Law (edited by Dr Ailbhe O’Neill) and the Irish Human Rights Law Review (edited by Donncha O’Connell).

    Irish CPD

  • Law Society of Ireland run CPD courses over a wide range of topics, intended to balance theory and practicality and to meet the day-to-day practice needs of the profession. Courses may also be of interest to members of the public. Many courses can be booked online and some courses are available by video link.

  • CPD Seminars is one of Ireland’s most established training bodies in mediation & ADR offering Continuing Professional Development in these domains. There is also extensive information on the site, with articles, news items and a blog, on Mediation & Aleternative Dispute Resolution in Ireland.

  • First CPD is Ireland’s first dedicated website for the delivery of leading-edge, online education for professionals in various disciplines. No special technology is required other than a PC and an Internet Connection. Courses may be taken from any suitable location as long as PC and internet connection is available. FirstCPD is a joint venture of First Law and PrimeLearning, two leading Irish firms in the legal and education fields.

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