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The caselaw collection of the James Hardiman Library is available to all NUI Galway students and staff.

We have a print collection and an extensive online collection of cases. 

The print caselaw collection is located on the podium floor of the Library and is accessible during Library opening times.

  • The  Guide to Caselaw and Law Reports explains how to understand a caselaw citation and also includes a summary listing of our caselaw holdings in print and electronic form (on second page).
  • The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations is a very useful resource for locating full titles of journals and reports.
  • Unreported judgments from the Irish High Court and Supreme Court from 1968-2005 are located in the Law Office.

The caselaw databases are available via the Library Website. A quick listing of our most frequent requests is provided below with a short online tutorial if available.

Case TitleAvailable OnOnline Tutorial 
Irish Reports (IR) Justis, Lexis Butterworths

Find a case from the Irish Reports on Justis

Search Lexis Butterworths for Irish Cases by Topic

Irish Law Reports Monthly (ILRM) WestlawIE  
Irish Unreported Cases (IESC, IEHC) Courts Service, Justis, LexisIRLII


Law Reports (England & Wales)- AC, CH, QB, Prob/Fam

WestlawUK, Lexis Butterworths 

Finding a case from the Law Reports using WestlawUK

European Court of Justice (ECJ) WestlawUK, Eur-Lex, Lexis Butterworths  
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

HUDOC, Lexis Butterworths, BAILIIWestlawUK (EHRR) , WorldLII

 Oxford Reports on International Law

All England Law Reports (ALL ER) Lexis Butterworths  
United States Supreme Court Reports (US)  WestlawUK (International Screen), Hein-Online Finding a US Supreme Court Case on Hein Online
International Court of Justice  Oxford Reports on International LawWestlawUK (International Screen), WorldLII   
UN Human Rights Committee Cases WorldLII Oxford Reports on International Law  

 Other Information

Rosie Dunne

Dunne, Rosie

Research Services Librarian
Tel: +353 91495959