Promoting Justice, Equality, Inclusion and the Rule of Law


IRLII (Irish Legal Information Initiative), hosted by UCC School of Law, is the Irish hub of the global Free Access to Law Movement (FALM). FALM is committed to ensuring that legal decisions are made available to all, on a non-profit basis and free of charge, to remove any barriers of status, income or location and to promote justice, equality, inclusion and the rule of law.

In September 2001, Professor John Mee founded IRLII as part of UCC Law Faculty’s contribution to the BAILII project. In 2007, IRLII, and its sister site, became a member of the FALM.

IRLII was under the careful stewardship of Professor John Mee for many years, with much of the early development work carried out by Dr. Conor O’Mahony and Mícheál O’Dowd. In 2019, Prof. Maria Cahill and Dr. Patrick  O’Callaghan re-invigorated UCC’s commitment to FALM by relaunching a revamped IRLII project with the help of a dedicated team of student researchers, in order to ensure even greater accessibility of judicial decisions and journal articles published in Ireland, particularly through social media platforms.


IRLII featured the first complete searchable index of decisions of the Irish High Court and Supreme Court, spanning 1997 to date, including citations of cases reported in the Irish Reports and Irish Law Reports Monthly, as well as links to the text of the decisions on BAILII (where available). Older leading cases are also included in the index. In 2019, the case index was moved to Twitter with keywords for improved access to the latest Irish court decisions.

IRISH LAW JOURNALS, which began life as a section of the IRLII website, was given its own identity and website in 2007. It contained a comprehensive listing of academic articles published in 20 Irish journals from 1997 to date. The index may be searched by author, title, or keyword. In 2019, this valuable resource was merged with the main IRLII website.


IRLII provides Irish Statutes in HTML and PDF format. Where available links to the full text of statutory instruments are provided.


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