The Irish Official Publications collection contains government publications of the modern Irish State from 1922 to date and is available to all NUI Galway students and staff. The collection is located on the podium floor of the Library and is accessible during Library opening times.
The collection includes:
Official Publications may not be borrowed.
Official Publications are divided into two collections and are located in the compact shelving area on the podium floor of the Library.
The dewey number/shelf mark of Official Publication titles can be located by using the Library Catalogue.
For example, if you are researching an essay on “Official Drugs Policy in Ireland”:
For your research note that :
Note that many of these publications from the last decade and longer will be available online from the relevant departmental website. A full departmental listing is available. Putting the title of the publication or report into Google will often quickly locate the document online as well.
The Oireachtas Library has digitised all documents laid before the Oireachtas from 1922 to the present day. Most of the major Irish Offical Publications from the beginning of the state including annual reports can be accessed through the Oireachtas Catalogue (L&RS).
As previously mentioned there is a small amount of uncatalogued material held in the Library basement which we have a card index for.
Queries about official sources from pre-independence Ireland are normally dealt with by Special Collections. We have a collection of UK statutes from 1800 held in storage and many pre-independence papers of Irish interest are available on the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers online, accessible through the Library Catalogue. We also hold a collection of pre-1800 Irish statutes enacted prior to the Act of Union.
The Library proactively supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University. The Library acts as a catalyst for your success as University of Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.