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Irish Studies

Scholarly resources in Irish Studies. The resources organized here are all freely available and have undergone a selection and evaluation process.

Politics, Government, & Law: Unless otherwise specified, on this page of the ESS Irish Studies LibGuide, the terms "Ireland" and "Irish" refer to the Republic of Ireland, or Éire, as an independent nation since 1922 (including the period 1922-1937, when it was known as the Irish Free State, Saorstát Éireann).

Resources on the politics and government of Northern Ireland, a component since 1922 of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, are listed in the ESS British and UK Studies guide's page on Politics Government, & Law.

Constitutions and Civil Codes


Party Politics

There are numerous political parties in the Republic of Ireland, covering a broad spectrum of positions and issues. The websites of just the major parties in terms of recent Irish election results are listed here.


Legal Resources

Other Political and Governmental Resources on the Internet