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Governments on the WWW    
Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc. Includes also political parties.

INTUTE Government Policy
The Social Sciences Government Policy Gateway provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Use this site to find papers, reports, articles, educational materials, and organisational websites relating to all aspects of Government policy and public administration. All the resources have been selected by subject specialists to meet the needs of staff, students and researchers in UK higher and further education.

INTUTE Politics                                                                                                          
Intute: Politics provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Use this site to find papers, reports, articles and organisational web sites relating to all aspects of politics and international relations. All the resources have been selected by subject specialists to meet the needs of students.


Central Statistics Office  
The Central Statistics office is responsible for the collection, compilation, extraction and dissemination for statistical purposes of information relating  to Ireland.

Centre for Cross-Border Studies  
The Centre for Cross Border Studies, founded in September 1999 and based in Armagh and Dublin, researches and develops cooperation across the Irish border in education, training, health, planning, public administration, communications, agriculture and the environment, and acts as secretariat for a number of cross-border educational organisations.

Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland 1801 - 1922 involves the cataloguing and full-text digitisation of a selection of British Parliamentary papers taken from the University of Southampton's unique Ford Collection of Official Publications.

Economic and Social Research Institute
ESRI is a national independent research body on economic and social policy. It undertakes and publishes a wide range of research studies on all aspects of social and economic development.

European Movement (Ireland
The European Movement Ireland (EMI) is an independent, voluntary membership organisation that works to publicise the work of the EU, and Ireland's role in it.

Houses of the Oireachtas  
Houses of the Oireachtas website provides full-text access to acts and bills and parliamentary debates as well as other information.

Institute for British-Irish Studies website   
The Institute for British-Irish Studies is an interdisciplinary resource, established in 1999 and based in the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin.

Institute of International & European Affairs         
The Institute of European Affairs is a policy research think-tank and forum based in Dublin. It provides members with early warning of EU policy developments and in-depth analysis of their implications for Ireland and Europe and flag key policy issues that shape the business environment.

Institute for Public Administration   
The Institute of Public Administration is the Irish national centre for development of best practice in public administration and public management.

Iris Oifigiúil   
Iris Oififiúil is the official Irish State gazette and is published twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays). In addition to the bi-weekly publication of Iris Oifigiúil, a number of supplements are published at varying times during the year.

Irish Government      

Irish Social Science Data Archive
This site holds an ever-increasing quantity of machine-readable data from surveys and official statistics (such as the Census) and makes them readily available to users in the academic, public and commercial sectors.

Irish Statute Book
The Irish Statute Book database comprises the Acts of the Oireachtas, Statutory Instruments and Legislation Directory.

National Economic Social Council
The National Economic and Social Council was established in 1973. The function of the Council is to analyse and report to the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) on strategic issues relating to the efficient development of the economy and the achievement of social justice and the development of a strategic framework for the conduct of relations and negotiation of agreements between the government and the social partners.

National Forum on Europe   
The National Forum on Europe has promoted a national debate on the European Union, on its future and on Ireland's role in it. The Forum's purpose is not to advocate or promote a particular course of action but to provide a public space within which political views and analyses of all shades can be offered on the EU, and on Ireland in the EU.

RTE Libraries and Archives
RTE Libraries and Archives website which provides access to a selection of the audio-visual material preserved by the RTE Libraries and Archives.  The site offers over 400 archived broadcast items.  'Look & Listen' and 'History of RTE'.

Northern Ireland

Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN) website   
This site contains information and source material on 'the Troubles' and politics in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present. There is also information on Northern Ireland society. New material is added regularly.

Elections database for Northern Ireland     
On this site you will find information about elections in Northern Ireland since 1885.

Northern Ireland Assembly website
The Northern Ireland Assembly was established as part of the Belfast Agreement and meets in Parliament Buildings.

Northern Ireland Executive website

Northern Ireland Office website      
The NIO has responsibility for Northern Ireland’s constitutional and security issues, in particular, law and order, political affairs, policing and criminal justice. It also has responsibility for matters relating to the licensing and legislation concerning

firearms and explosives, including fireworks.

United Kingdom

Bopcris  This site may be used to search a bibliographic database of approximately 39,000 selected British official publications within the period 1688 - 1995.

Centre for the Study of Global Governance  The Centre for the Study of Global Governance is a leading international institution dedicated to research, analysis and dissemination about global governance.  It is  based at the London School of Economics.

Office of Public Sector Information  
Operating from within the UK National Archives, the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information. OPSI provides a wide range of services to the public, information industry, government and the wider public sector relating to finding, using, sharing and trading information.

United Kingdom Parliament  

Europe and the European Union

Centre for European Policy Studies                                                                      
Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is among the most experienced and authoritative think tanks operating in the European Union today. CEPS serves as a leading forum for debate on EU affairs.

Centre for European Reform
The Centre for European Reform is a think-tank devoted to improving the quality of the debate on the European Union. It is a forum for people with ideas from Britain and across the continent to discuss the many political, economic and social challenges facing Europe.

Council of Ministers
The Council is the main decision-making body of the European Union

European Court of Justice
The Court of Justice of the European Communities, together with the national courts, constitutes the European Community’s judiciary. The Court’s main task is to interpret Community law uniformly and to rule on its validity. It answers questions referred to it by the national courts, which play a vital role, as they apply Community law at local level.

European Integration Online Papers
The EIOP publishes scientific analyses of political, legal, economic, historical and sociological questions in relation to European integration considering the whole range of methodological and philosophy of science standpoints.

European Parliament website           

European Union                    

Office of the Representation of the European Union in Ireland      

The European Commission Representation in Ireland is part of the Commission’s network of representative offices throughout the Member States of the European Union.


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Last updated: 28 January 2014