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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Ireland from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

Ireland was part of Great Britain until 1921, and the Government Information Library has primary source materials for the United Kingdom from the 1300s to the present. The collection is not entirely cataloged in Chinook; use the Finding Guide or contact Gov Info staff to locate this material.

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BBC News Profile - Ireland
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Ireland
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

European Union Member Profile - Ireland
The EU is a supernational union consisting of 27 member states.
  • CORDIS - Ireland
    Member state site for the European Union's CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service for Science, Research and Development).
  • EUbusiness - Ireland
    Country profile, business guides, and business news from EUbusiness (an independent online business information service about the European Union).
  • European Judicial Network - Ireland
    Information on how to obtain justice in civil and commercial matters.
FAO and Ireland
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Ireland
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IEA - Ireland
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

ITC - Ireland
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

OECD - Ireland
Country information, statistics, publications, and news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

OHCHR - Ireland
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNdata Country Profile - Ireland
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Worldwide - Ireland
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Ireland
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Ireland
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Commercial Service - Ireland
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of Energy - Ireland
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Ireland
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles & More Bibliography of British and Irish history CU
Authoritative guide to written British and Irish history from the Roman period to the present.

British and Irish Legal Information
Provides access to cases and legislation from the United Kingdom and links to law journals and other law-related information.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Ireland" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares brief reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Ireland" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Ireland

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

Empire Online CU
This database contains 70,000 original documents relating to Empire Studies. These documents cover the from 1492-1962 and are accompanied by essays and biographies from leading scholars.

EUR-Lex
Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.

Eurostat
Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

History, Europe - Primary Sources CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering primary resources from Europe.

History, Europe - Secondary Sources CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering secondary resources from Europe.

Human Rights Watch - Ireland
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

OECDiLibrary CU
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Ireland
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Ireland.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

WHO/Europe Databases
Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Embassy of Ireland in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Ireland in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Dublin, Ireland
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Ireland.

European Commission Representation in Ireland
Country site for the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union.

IMF - Ireland
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

NATO Partnership for Peace Country
The Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a programme of practical bilateral cooperation between individual Partner countries and NATO. It allows Partner countries to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation. There are 23 partner countries (including Ireland).

Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Ireland
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Ireland from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Ireland
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

U.S. Department of State - Ireland
U.S.-Irish relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.

World Trade Organization - Ireland
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Ireland
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

WHO (World Health Organization)
  • WHO - Ireland
    Information and statistics on the status of public health in Ireland from the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • WHO/Europe
    Official site of the World Health Organization Europe (WHO/Europe).
  • Country Information - Ireland
    Health information, programs, and statistics about countries in Europe.
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies." Ireland and the United Nations
Irish Defence Forces participation in UN peace support operations.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Ireland).
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Ireland.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
ireland and econom* ireland and econom*
ireland and histor* ireland and histor*
ireland and politic* ireland and politic*
ireland
(government publications only)
ireland
(government publications only)

The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

 

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.