Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
July/August 2003, by Delia Venables

Context launches Irish Reports and Digests on the Web

Following an agreement with The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for Ireland, electronic publisher Context Limited has added another prestigious case law series to its online legal research service, (

Electronic Irish Reports and Digests, also available as a Justis CD-ROM, covers over 80 years of the most authoritative Irish case reports.

The Irish Reports contains the full text of published cases dating back to 1919, longer than any other electronic series of Irish case reports. It is the most comprehensive series of reports, covering decisions of major importance of the superior courts of Ireland. The reports are compiled by practising barristers and are cited authoritatively in Irish courts and tribunals.

The Irish Digests provides a summary, including catchwords and headnote, of each case reported in The Irish Reports, Northern Ireland Reports, Irish Law Reports Monthly, Irish Law Times Reports, Irish Jurist Reports and Irish Law Journal.

Context's Projects Director, Bernadette Jansen Op De Haar, said: "This new online service represents another important milestone in our continuing fruitful collaboration with the Incorporated Council. It is the only way to access a digital archive of Irish case law spanning almost 85 years and combines the authority of the Council's reporting with the speed and accuracy of searching in Justis."

Electronic Irish Reports and Digests reproduces the familiar appearance and correct pagination of the printed version, and printouts from the database are readily accepted in Irish courts. The database can also be searched in conjunction with other Justis titles, such as CELEX and The Law Reports.

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