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Grey Literature


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, theses and documents resident on any number of websites. No one index or search engine is likely to discover all relevant information but the links contained here should be helpful in identifying relevant sources.     

General Information

Irish Repositories

Repositories of third level institutions in Ireland

 RCSI Repository

 Trinity College Dublin
 University College Dublin  University College Cork
 NUI Galway

 Maynooth University

 University of Limerick  Dublin City University
 Mary Immaculate College  Technological University Dublin


Repositories of other Irish institutions

  • Department of Health - Departmental publications
  • Digital Repository of Ireland - National digital repository for Ireland’s humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage data.
  • Lenus - the Irish Health Research repository is the leading source for Irish research in health and social care.  The Lenus collections include peer reviewed journal articles, grey literature, dissertations, reports and conference presentations.
  • National Library of Ireland - The National Library’s holdings constitute the most comprehensive collection of Irish documentary material in the world and offer a representation of Ireland’s history and heritage.
  • Oireachtas Online Library - Research and legislative documents of the Irish parliament. 
  • Research@THEA - Open access repository established in 2017 containing research from all the Institutes of Technology.

Healthcare, Research and Education Agencies