Irish, European and International Law Collection

The Business Information Centre holds a core collection of law books and journals. The main focus of the collection is on Irish Law but it also includes a selection of books on European and International Law. Please note: This is a reference collection, items may not be borrowed.

Photocopying facilities are available. The Copyright and Related Act 2000 applies.

Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive

The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association (RDFA) was established in 1996 to commemorate all Irish men and women who volunteered, served and died in the First World War 1914-1918. The RDFA fulfils its remit by organising public exhibitions, lectures, seminars, visits and the publication of a journal, Blue Cap. In 2005, the RDFA decided to place its archive with Dublin City Library and Archive, where it is available for public consultation in the Reading Room. The RDFA Archive is managed by Dublin City Archives.

Talent on the Double

Julia Fischer Violin & PianoA DVD, Julia Fischer Violin & Piano, available to borrow at the Music Library, features Julia Fischer, playing solo on piano and violin in the same concert. The concert was recorded at Frankfurt, 1st January 2008.

Julia Fischer says she knew from an early age that she wanted to be a musician. She took up the violin because, when she was a child she always had to wait until her mother and her brother (who is four years older than her) had finished practising on the family's only piano. From the age of four she received piano lessons from her mother and applied herself at the Piano with nearly the same intensity she brought to playing the violin.

Read the newspapers and be informed!

Newspaper headlinesThere are 21 different newspaper titles available in print each day/week in the Business Information Centre, Central Library, Ilac Centre.

Included here are the Irish daily papers:

  • Irish Times
  • Irish Independent
  • Irish Examiner
  • Irish Daily Mail
  • Mirror
  • Star
  • Evening Herald

also held are the UK papers:

Europa League Trophy coming to the Central Library

 Michel Platini handing over trophy to Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gerry BreenAs you probably know the UEFA Europa League Final takes place this year in the capital and so the trophy was officially handed over to the Lord Mayor of Dublin on Tuesday April 19th in a ceremony in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. In what was the culmination of five years' planning UEFA President Michel Platini handed over the trophy to the Lord Mayor of Dublin Gerry Breen saying that it was a very good idea to have the final in Dublin. The ceremony was also attended by representatives of Club Atletico de Madrid, the first-ever UEFA Europa League champions.

Business Databases

Rhinestone Cowboys

One of the more idiosyncratic aspects of public library layout is the corralling of 'Wild West' novels into their own distinct section...or should that be 'reservation'. Whether this is a form of literary apartheid against genre fiction or a mere reflection of borrower demand is moot (I strongly suspect the latter rather than the former). If you have been unable to take the Western seriously since the infamous 'campfire' scene in Blazing Saddles, here are four literary masterpieces that will restore your faith in the genre.

Give them a shot!

Quirky Reads from Bloomsbury

Publishers The Bloomsbury Group have a series of handy-sized books that are well worth taking a look at if you like a quirky read. The series consists of books mainly from the early 20 century, many of which had fallen out of print. Readers can suggest books they think should be revived. The series is attractively packaged, and contains some real gems.

Mrs Harris goes to ParisMrs Harris goes to Paris’ by Paul Gallico is the story of a London charlady who sets her heart on owning a Christian Dior dress, and scrimps and saves until she has enough money to fulfil her unlikely dream. Her trip to the House of Dior introduces her to new friends, adventures, and perspectives on life.


Harry Potter DVDsWith the release of the final Harry Potter movie this summer (on July 15 for those who are counting the days like me!!), and the release of the latest Harry Potter movie on DVD, it’s never too late to become a Harry Potter fan, (or like me read all the stories again in preparation for the film!)All seven Harry Potter novels and DVDs are available to borrow in Dublin City Public Libraries or you can reserve them online using your borrower number and pin number. Your borrower number is on your library card and if you do not have a pin number you can get it at your local Dublin City Public Library.

Electronic Journals

Here is a small selection of Electronic Journals available for consultation in The Business Information Centre. For further information and a full list of all electronic journal titles, Tel. 01 8733996/8734333 or e-mail: