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Government Publications

Published: 18 November 2019
From: Office of Public Works

The Government Publications Office provides a sales outlet to the public for all government publications. Orders are accepted by telephone, email and post. The Office also publishes Iris Oifigiúil, the State's official gazette, which is published twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday in hard copy and online.

Our Sales Office (Bookshop) in Molesworth Street closed on Friday, 23 November 2012. However, the OPW continues to provide a Mail Order Service for all customers, including those who used the Publications shop.

The Call Centre is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.00pm to assist callers.

It accepts order payments by card, cheque or postal order.

There is also a dedicated email address, with all queries responded to on the next working day:

Government Publications Office

52 St Stephen's Green, Dublin
Opening hours--:
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 4.00pm

Publications for sale

  • Law (Acts, Bills and Statutory Instruments)
  • Dáil and Seanad Debates (Bound Volumes)
  • reports or studies produced or commissioned by government departments
  • certain syllabi, curricula and guidelines produced by the Department of Education and Skills
  • formulae and tables approved for use at public examinations
  • guidelines produced by government departments relating to building, fire-safety, restoration of historic buildings and so on
  • architectural and archaeological publications produced by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
  • Central Statistics Office (CSO) Reports
  • tribunal reports
  • general interest – Irish Constitution for example
  • Iris Oifigiúil

Government publications does not supply:

  • government publications that are free
  • government publications only available as Internet downloads
  • the hard copy primary school curriculum (English language set) - now only available on CD or on www.ncca.ie

Most Law pre-dating the Foundation of the State – www.tso.co.uk. The electronic Irish Statute Book provides access to the searchable text of most of the pre 1922 public and general statutes still in force in the State following the enactment of the Statute Law Revision Act 2007 and is available at www.irishstatutebook.ie/pre-acts.

Agency publications, for example National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).