cloud contains a comprehensive citation system for Irish lawyers and law students, based on the OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities) standard.

Called OSCOLA Ireland, OSCOLA has been adapted and amended in a manner which makes it relevant and useful in an Irish context, using, in the main, Irish examples.

You can purchase a print copy of OSCOLA Ireland from All proceeds go to support the operation of this site and keep it freely available to all.

You can download OSCOLA and the supplement for citing international materials, which you will need to consult in conjunction with OSCOLA Ireland, from the Oxford Law Faculty web site. You may also find the FAQs for OSCOLA useful, particularly if you are using the new ECLI references for European case law.

OSCOLA Ireland has been developed by four academics at the University of Limerick, Dublin Institute of Technology and the National University of Ireland Galway, with the support and approval of other Law Schools. We are very grateful to OSCOLA and its Board for their assistance in developing OSCOLA Ireland, and for their permission to do so.