Government Publications

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 on the Internet.

Our Sales Office (Bookshop) in Molesworth Street closed on Friday November 23, 2012.  However, the OPW continues to provide a Postal Trade Service for all customers including those who previously used the Publications shop.  The Call Centre is open Monday to Friday 09.30 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 to assist callers and accept 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.  Tel: 01 647 6834 or email:

Publications For Sale

  • Law (Acts, Bills and Statutory Instruments)
  • Dáil & Seanad Debates (Bound Volumes)
  • Reports or Studies Produced or Commissioned by Government Departments
  • Certain Syllabi, Curricula & Guidelines Produced by Department of Education & Skills
  • Formulae & Tables Approved for use at Public Examinations
  • Guidelines Produced by Government Departments Relating to Building, Fire-safety, Restoration of Historic Buildings etc.
  • Architectural and Archaeological Publications produced by the Department of the Arts, 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
  • Most Law pre-dating the Foundation of the State – The electronic Irish Statute Book (eISB – 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 2007and is available at
  • Agency publications for example National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)