Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Directory of Irish resources

Finding information on Irish healthcare topics can be challenging as there are a limited number of Irish published sources. Information may be widely scattered across a range of agencies, academic centres, clinical bodies, official and voluntary agencies. Formats may include reports, book chapters, official publications, EU documentation, theses and documents resident on any number of websites. No one index or search engine is likely to discover all relevant information.     

General Information
Irish Government - gateway to the legislature and executive 
Citizens Information - the government's public information service
Irish Statute Book - Acts of the Oireachtas and Statutory Instruments.
Oireachtas Library and Research Service - Documents Laid and Historical Collections.  Research and legislative documents of the Irish parliament. 
Central Statistics Office (CSO)- the Government's statistical agency.  
The Health Well - managed by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland, with contributions from IPH, Ireland and Northern Ireland's Population Health Observatory (INIsPHO), Healthdata (HSE), Wellnet, National Documentation Centre on Drug Use (Health Research Board).
Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) - centre for quantitative data acquisition, preservation and dissemination in the social sciences  
Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA) - centre for qualitative social science data generated in or about Ireland 


Catalogues of Irish Collections and Repositories of Irish Research

National Library of Ireland

 Trinity College Dublin
 University College Dublin  University College Cork
 NUI Galway  NUI Maynooth
 University of Limerick  Dublin City University


e-publications@RCSI - open access to RCSI research papers and other scholarly output

Lenus - Health Services Executive repository of Irish healthcare reports, research and publications

RIAN - research publications of Irish universities and Institutes of Technology

Oireachtas Online Library - research and legislative documents of the Irish parliament. 

Department of Health  - publications

Healthcare news and articles
IrishHealth.com
Irish Medical Times
Irish Medical Journal

 

Healthcare, research and education agencies 

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care
An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board) - national regulatory agency
Cancer Research Ireland - programmes of the Irish Cancer Society
College of Anaesthetists
Dementia Services Information and Development Centre
Dental Health Foundation, Ireland - charitable trust promoting oral health
Department of Health - all official services & programmes
Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety, Northern Ireland.
Economic and Social Research Institute - public and social research centre
Faculty of Radiologists in Ireland
Food Safety Authority of Ireland - consumer and regulatory agency
Health and Safety Authority - national regulatory agency
Health Complaints.ie 
Health Information and Quality Authority
Higher Education Authority


Health Insurance Authority - regulates insurance industry
Health Literacy Ireland
Health Intelligence - HSE
Health Products Regulatory Authority (formerly Irish Medicines Board)
Health Promotion Unit - strategy and campaign publications
Health Protection Surveillance Centre - monitors communicable diseases
Health Research Board - national body funding medical research
Health Service Executive - executive agency for national and regional sevices
Health Services Executive HSE Libraries Online - repository, directory and portal
Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland
Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland - professional representative body
Institute of Public Health in Ireland - all Ireland policy and research agency
Ireland and Northern Ireland's Population Health Observatory (INIsPHO)

Irish Association for Nurses in Oncology
Irish Association for Palliative Care - multidisciplinary promotional body
Irish Blood Transfusion Service - national blood agency  
Irish College of General Practitioners
Irish College of Ophthalmology
Irish College of Psychiatrists
Irish Dental Association - professional representative body
Irish Heart Foundation - charitable promotional body
Irish Hospice Foundation
Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy - professional representative body
Irish Medical Council - Comhairle na nDochtuiri Leighis -regulatory/registry body
Irish Medical Directory - commercial directory
Irish Medical Devices Association - trade body
Irish Medical Organisation - professional representative body
Irish Medication Safety Network  - pharmacists supporting patient safety
Irish Medicines Board, now Health Products Regulatory Authority - regulates medicine products
Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation - professional representative body
Irish Patients Association - advocacy and advice for patients
Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association - industry representative body
Irish Pharmacy Union - professional representative body
Irish Social Science Data Archive ISSDA  -  primary digital collecetion at UCD
Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Health Care - database of Irish studies 
Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 
Irish Society of Occupational Medicine 
Medico Legal Society

Mental Health Commission - promotes standards and best practice
Mental Health Ireland - support group
Molecular Medicine Ireland
National Cancer Registry - collects data on cancer in Ireland
National Cancer Screening Service
National Documentation Centre on Drug Use
National Drug Treatment Centre - national treatment service
National Economic and Social Council - review body on social policy issues
National Office of Clinical Audit  
National Tobacco Control Office - HSE 
National Treatment Purchase Fund - treatment options for public patients
Poisons Information Centre - advisory and data collection body
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Science Foundation Ireland
UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory - research and monitoring agency

Public health system
Health Service Executive - agency for national and regional sevices
Department of Health - Government services, publications and directory 


Hospitals, hospices & service providers
Adelaide & Meath Hospital (Tallaght)
Beacon Hospital
Beaumont Hospital
Bon Secours Hospitals (Cork; Dublin; Galway; Tralee; Limerick; Care Village, Cork)
Central Remedial Clinic
Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital 
Cork University Hospital
Dublin Dental Hospital
Hermitage Medical Clinic
Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital of Ireland (Clontarf)
Mater Hospital
Mater Private Hospital
Mayo General Hospital
Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation
Mercy University Hospital, Cork 
Merlin Park University Hospital, Galway
Northwest Hospice
Our Lady's Hospice, Dublin
Peamount Healthcare 
Rotunda Hospital
Royal Hospital, Donnybrook 
St James's Hospital
St John of God Hospital
Tropical Medical Bureau
University Hospital, Galway