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 legalperiodicals.org, 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.