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Printed Material:

Jane Barron, Practice and Procedure in the Master's Court, 2nd ed. (Round Hall, Dublin, 2001)

Gernot Biehler, International Law in Practice:  An Irish Perspective (Thomson Round Hall, Dublin, 2005) 

William Binchy, Irish Conflicts of Law (Butterworths, Dublin, 1988)

William Binchy & Catherine Finnegan (eds.), Human Rights, Constitutionalism and the Judiciary: Tanzanian and Irish Perspectives (Clarus Press, Dublin, 2006)

Conleth Bradley, Judicial Review (Round Hall, Dublin, 1999)

James Brady & Anthony Kerr, Limitation of Actions, 2nd Edition (Law Society of Ireland, 1994)

Oonagh Breen et al, Liber Memorialis Professor James C. Brady (Round Hall, Dublin, 2000)  

P.J. Breen, Consolidated Courts and Court Officers Acts 1922-2005 (Clarus Press, Dublin, 2006)

Melody Buckley, Civil Procedure and Practice: An Introduction (Thomson Round Hall, Dublin, 2004)

Patrick Butler, Keane on Local Government, 2nd ed. (FirstLaw, Dublin, 2003) 
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Raymond Byrne and Paul McCutcheon, The Irish Legal System, 5th ed., Bloomsbury Professional, Haywards Heath, 2009. 

Raymond Byrne & William Binchy, Annual Reviews of Irish Law (Round Hall, 1987 - )

Éamon Cahill, Discovery (Round Hall Press, 1996)  2nd ed. due 2002

Anthony Carty, Was Ireland Conquered?: International Law and the Irish Question (Pluto Press, 1996)

James Casey, The Irish Law Officers: Roles and Responsibilities of the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions (Round Hall Press, 1996)

Patricia Casey & Ciaran Craven, Psychiatry and the Law (Oak Tree Press, Dublin, 1999)

Constance Cassidy, Cassidy on the Licensing Acts, 3rd ed (Clarus Press, Dublin, 2010)

Desmond Clarke (ed.), Morality and the Law, Thomas Davis Lectures (Mercier Press, Dublin, 1982)

Tom Cooney and Orla O’Neill, Psychiatric Detention: Civil Commitment in Ireland (Baikonur, Wicklow, 1996)

Margaret Cordial, Consolidated Circuit Court Rules - Practice and Procedure, looseleaf (Round Hall, Dublin, 2001)

Kevin Costello, The Law of Habeas Corpus in Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006) 

Thomas Courtney, Mareva Injunctions and Related Interlocutory Orders (Butterworths, Dublin, 1998)

John Costello, Law and Finance in Retirement (Blackhall, Dublin, 2000)

Collins & O'Reilly, Civil Proceedings and the State in Ireland: A Practitioners' Guide, 2nd ed. (Thomson Round Hall, Dublin, 2003)
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Alpha Connolly (ed.), Gender and the Law in Ireland (Oak Tree Press, Dublin, 1993)

Margaret Cordial and Eamon Murray, Consolidated Circuit Court Rules - Practice and Procedure (Round Hall, Dublin, 2001)

Mel Cousins, Social Security Law in Ireland (Kluwer law International, 2010)

Neville Cox, Blasphemy and the Law in Ireland (Edwin Mellen Press, New York, 2003)

Neville Cox & Alex Schuster, Sport and the Law (FirstLaw, Dublin, 2004)

Carol Daugherty Rasnic, Northern Ireland: Can Seán and John Live in Peace? An American Legal Perspective (Brandylane Publishers, Virginia)  See www.brandylanepublishers.com/Ireland.htm 

Mark de Blacam, Judicial Review (Butterworths, Dublin, 2001)

Deale, Circuit Court Practice and Procedure in the Republic of Ireland, 2nd Edition (Julian Deale, 1994)

Hilary Delaney, The Courts Acts 1929-1997 including the Courts Services Act 1998, 2nd ed. (Round Hall, Dublin, 1999)

Hilary Delaney, Judicial Review of Administrative Action:  A Comparative Analysis (Round Hall, Dublin, 

Hilary Delaney & Declan McGrath, Civil Procedure in the Superior Courts (Round Hall, Dublin, 2001)

Mary Donnelly, Consent and Medical Decision-Making:  Bridging the Gap Between Doctor and Patient (Cork University Press, 2002)

Brian Doolan, Principles of Irish Law, 7th ed., Gill and Macmillan, Dublin, 2007

John Farrell, Irish Law of Specific Performance (Butterworths, Dublin, 1995)

Kenneth Ferguson (ed.), King’s Inns Barristers 1868-2004 (Dublin:  Honorable Society of King's Inns in association with Irish Legal History Society, 2005).  ISBN:  0951244329.  Further Information.

Gannon & O'Floinn, Practice and Procedure in the Superior Courts (Butterworths, 1986)

Gill, Circuit Court Draft Order Precedents (Samuel J Gill 1994) (precedents on disk)

Stephen Glanville, The Enforcement of Judgments (Round Hall, Dublin, 1999)

Dympna Glendenning, Education and the Law (Butterworths, Dublin, 1999)

A & L Goodbody, A Practical Guide to Data Protection Law in Ireland (Thomson Round Hall, Dublin, 2003) 

Gerard Hogan and David Gwynn Morgan, Administrative Law in Ireland, 4th ed. (Round Hall, Dublin, 2010)

Brian Hunt, Murdoch's Dictionary of Irish Law, 5th ed., Bloomsbury Professional, Haywards Heath, 2009.

Denis Kelleher, Privacy and Data Protection Law in Ireland (Tottel, Sussex, 2006)

Denis Kelleher and Karen Murray, Information Technology Law in Ireland, 2nd ed., Tottel, Haywards Heath, 2007.

Anthony Kerr, Civil Liability Acts 1961 and 1964 (Round Hall Press, 1993)

Ursula Kilkelly (ed.), The ECHR and Irish Law (Jordan Publishing, Bristol, forthcoming, 2004)  

Lendac Data Systems, Murdoch's Irish Legal Companion 2002 edition [electronic resource] - see milc2002.lendac.ie    

Denis M Linehan, Harvard Law School in Court: Irish and American States Supreme Courts Decide  (Emerald Publications; 1996)

Marc MacDonald, European Community Tourism Law and Policy (Blackhall, Dublin, 2003) 

Deirdre Madden, Medicine, Law and Ethics in Ireland (Butterworths, Dublin, 2002)

Paul McDermott, The Law on Res Judicata and Double Jeopardy (Butterworths, Dublin, 1999)

Maeve McDonagh & Louise Crowley, Ireland: International Encyclopaedia of Laws - Cyberlaw (Kluwer, The Hague, 2005)

Damian McHugh, The Irish Courts Guide (Inns Quay)

Damian McHugh, Going to Court: A Consumer's Guide (FirstLaw, Dublin, 2003)

Damian McHugh, Small Claims Court in Ireland: A Consumer's Guide (FirstLaw, Dublin, 2003)

Agnes McKenzie, Practitioners' Court Guide (frequent editions) -  See www.courtguide.ie  

Alison Mawhinney, Freedom of Religion and Schools: the Case of Ireland (Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag, 2009)
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Simon Mills, Clinical Practice and the Law, 2nd ed. (Tottel, 2007)

David Gwynn Morgan, A Judgment too Far? Judicial Activism and the Constitution (Cork University Press, 2001)

Henry Murdoch, A Dictionary of Irish Law, 4th Edition (Tottel, Sussex, 2004)

Yvonne Murphy, Journalists and the Law, 2nd ed. (Round Hall, Dublin, 2000)

Patrick O'Callaghan, The Law on Solicitors in Ireland (Butterworths, Dublin, 2000)

Leachlain S. Ó Catháin, Focal sa Chúirt [Irish-English Legal Dictionary]  (Coiscéim, 2007)  See www.coisceim.ie/2007.html    

O'Connor, Irish Notary (Professional Books, 1987)

Hugh O'Flaherty, Justice, Liberty & the Courts: Talks and Reflections of Hugh O'Flaherty (Round Hall, Dublin, 1998)

Sile O'Kelly and Johanna Ronan, Nursing Law and Practice (Butterworths, Dublin, 1994)

Conor O'Mahony, Educational Rights in Irish Law (Dublin : Thomson Round Hall, 2006)

Thomas O’Malley, Sources of Law: An Introduction to Legal Research and Writing, 2nd ed. (Round Hall, Dublin, 2001)

Anne Marie O'Neill, Irish Mental Health Law (FirstLaw, Dublin, 2005)

Anne Marie O'Neill, Wards of Court in Ireland (FirstLaw, Dublin, 2004)

Gerard Quinn et al (eds.), Justice and Legal Theory in Ireland (Oak Tree Press, Dublin, 1995)

Colette Reid (ed.), Law Society of Ireland Civil Litigation Manual (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003)
Buy Civil Litigation at amazon.co.uk  

Geoffrey Shannon and Eoin O'Dell (eds), Law and Practice: Essays on Reform (Clarus Press, Dublin, 2008)

Desmond Shiels, Abuse of Process (FirstLaw, Dublin, 2004)

Michelle Smith De Bruin, Transnational Litigation: Jurisdiction and Procedure  (Dublin:  Thomson Round Hall, 2008) 

Ercus Stewart, Arbitration Commentary and Sources (FirstLaw, Dublin, 2004)

David Tomkin and Patrick Hanafin, Irish Medical Law (Round Hall Press, Dublin, 1995)

Darius Whelan, Mental Health Law and Practice: Civil and Criminal Aspects (Dublin: Round Hall, 2009) 

Noel Whelan, Politics, Elections and the Law (Blackhall, Dublin, 2000)

Gerry Whyte, Social Inclusion and the Legal System:  Public Interest Law in Ireland (Institute of Public Administration, Dublin, forthcoming, 2002)

Kieron Wood, The High Court:  A User's Guide, 2nd ed. (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2002)

Woods, District Courts Practitioner: Remedies (Limerick, 1987)

Woods, District Courts Practitioner: Forms (Limerick, 1987)

Woods, Liquor Licensing Laws of Ireland, 2nd Edition (Limerick, 1992)

Woods, District Courts Practice and Procedure in Criminal Cases (Limerick, 1994)

Working Group on a Courts Commission Reports - see Publications section at www.courts.ie

Working Group on the Jurisdiction of the Courts Reports - see Publications section at www.courts.ie 

'Athbhreithniú Breithiúnach' le Gearóid Mac Unfraidh - www.coisceim.ie/2002.html
'Gaeilge agus Bunreacht' le Séamas Ó Tuathail-  www.coisceim.ie/2002.html
'Bunreacht na hÉireann:  An Téacs Gaeilge arna chaighdeánú' le Mícheál Ó Cearúil - www.coisceim.ie/2003.html
'Acht na Gaeilge - Acht ar Strae. Léirmheas ar Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003' le Pádraig Breandán Ó Laighin - www.coisceim.ie/2003.html
'Bunreacht na hÉireann: Divergences & inconsistencies? Neamhréireachtaí & easpa leanúnachas?' le Mícheál Ó Cearúil - www.coisceim.ie/2003.html 


Bar Review 
[Tables of contents:  www.periodicals.irlii.org ]
Dublin University Law Journal 
[Tables of contents:  www.periodicals.irlii.org ]
Hibernian Law Journal  [Tables of contents: www.hibernianlawjournal.com ]
Independent Law Review [Archive at www.claruspress.ie/readersroom.html ]
Judicial Studies Institute Journal  [Full Text  |  Tables of Contents
Irish Jurist  [Tables of contents:  www.periodicals.irlii.org ]
Irish Yearbook of International Law (to launch in 2007) 
Irish Law Times  [Tables of contents:  www.periodicals.irlii.org ]
Law Society Gazette  [Full text at lawsociety.ie  |  Tables of contents:  www.periodicals.irlii.org ]
Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly  [Tables of contents:  www.periodicals.irlii.org ]
Practice and Procedure

Full list of general and specialist Irish law journals at

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Electronic Material:

CitizensInformation.ie - Online Information Portal, including summaries of law  
BASIS - Irish Government Information Services for Business, including summaries of law
Law Reform Commission
Office for Law Reform of Northern Ireland  
Free Legal Advice Centres 

See also Constitutional Law page

Some Legislation:

Courts (Establishment and Constitution) Act 1961 (Bailii)
Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 (Bailii)
Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 (Bailii)  

Cases | Other Legislation | Guide to Irish Law

Legal Publishers  |  Compiled by Dr Darius Whelan |   Citations to printed items up to 1996 from Fergal Altman 


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