Project Publications by Year

 

The following provides a chronological list of all consultative reports i.e. working papers, consultation papers and issues papers, as well as final reports that have been published by the Law Reform Commission over its lifetime. Clicking on the relevant decade link, as below, will bring you to a full list of the relevant publications for that period:

2010-present 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1977-1979

   

 

2017

   
LRC IP 12 2017

Issues Paper on Suspended Sentences

General Note

pdf  
LRC 118 - 2017 Report on Section 117 of the Succession Act 1965: Aspects of Provision for Children
General Note
pdf  

 

2016

 

 

 

 
LRC 117-2016

Report on Consolidation and Reform of Aspects of the Law of Evidence
General Note

pdf  
LRC IP 11 2016

Issues Paper on Accessibility, Consolidation and Online Publication of Legislation
General Note

pdf  
LRC 116- 2016

Report on Harmful Communications and Digital Safety
General Note

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LRC IP 10 2016 Issues Paper on Contempt of Court and Other Offences and Torts Involving the Administration of Justice
General Note

pdf

 

LRC IP 9 2016

Issues Paper on section 117 of the Succession Act 1965
General Note
pdf  
LRC IP 8 2016 Issues Paper on Regulatory Enforcement and Corporate Offences
General Note
pdf  

                                      

     
 

2015

   
 LRC 115-2015 Report on Search Warrants and Bench Warrants
General Note
pdf  
 LRC 114-2015

Report on Prevention of Benefit from Homicide
General Note

pdf  
 LRC 113-2015 Report on Consumer Insurance Contracts
General Note
pdf  
 

2014

   
LRC 112-2014 Report on Disclosure and Discovery in Criminal Cases
General Note
pdf  
LRC IP 7-2014 Issues Paper on review of section 120 of the Succession Act 1965 and Admissibility of criminal convictions in civil proceedings
General Note
pdf  
LRC IP 6-2014 Issues Paper on  cyber-crime affecting personal safety, privacy and reputation including cyber-bullying
General Note
pdf  
LRC IP 5-2014 Issues Paper on Disclosure and Discovery in Criminal Case
General Note
pdf

 

  Seminar Paper on Disclosure and Discovery in Criminal Cases    
LRC IP 4-2014 Issues Paper on Search Warrants
General Note
pdf  
 

2013

   
LRC 111-2013 Report on Aspects of Domestic Violence
General Note
pdf  
LRC 110-2013 Report on Fourth Programme of Law Reform
General Note
pdf  
LRC 109-2013 Report on Sexual Offences and Capacity to Consent
General Note
pdf  
LRC 108-2013 Report on Mandatory Sentences
General Note
pdf html
LRC 107-2013 Report on Jury Service
General Note
pdf html
LRC 106-2013 Report on Civil Aspects of Missing Persons
General Note
pdf html
LRC IP 3-2013 Issues Paper on Consolidation of Evidence Law
General Note
pdf  
LRC IP 2-2013 Issues Paper on Domestic Violence - Harassment
General Note
pdf  
LRC IP 1-2013 Issues Paper on Domestic Violence
General Note
pdf  
 

2011

   
LRC 105-2011 Report on Legal Aspects of Professional Home Care
General Note
pdf html
LRC 104-2011

Report on Limitation of Actions
General Note

pdf html
LRC 103-2011 Report on Children and the Law: Medical Treatment
General Note
pdf html
LRC CP 66-2011 Consultation Paper on Mandatory Sentences pdf html
LRC CP 65-2011 Consultation Paper on Insurance Contracts pdf html
LRC CP 64-2011 Consultation Paper on Civil Law Aspects of Missing Persons pdf html
LRC CP 63-2011 Consultation Paper on Sexual Offences and Capacity to Consent pdf html
 

2010

   
LRC 102-2010 Report on Legislation Directory
General Note
pdf  
LRC 101-2010 Report on Legal Aspects of Family Relationships
General Note
pdf  
LRC 100-2010 Report on Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement
General Note
pdf  
LRC 99-2010 Report on Inchoate Offences
General Note
pdf  
LRC 98-2010 Report on Alternative Dispute Resolution: Conciliation and Mediation
General Note
pdf  
LRC 97-2010 Report on Consolidation and Reform of the Courts Acts
General Note
pdf  
LRC 96-2010 Interim Report on Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement
General Note
pdf html
LRC CP 62-2010 Consultation Paper on Classified List of Legislation in Ireland pdf html
LRC CP 61-2010 Consultation Paper on Jury Service LRC pdf html
LRC CP 60-2010 Consultation Paper on Hearsay in Civil and Criminal Cases pdf html
 

2009

   
LRC 95-2009 Report on Defences in Criminal Law
General Note
pdf html
LRC 94-2009 Report on Bioethics: Advance Care Directives
General Note
pdf html
LRC 93-2009 Report on the Civil Liability of Good Samaritans and Volunteers
General Note
pdf html
LRC CP 59-2009 Consultation Paper on Children and the Law: Medical Treatment pdf html
LRC CP 58-2009 Consultation Paper on Search Warrants and Bench Warrants pdf  
LRC CP 57-2009 Consultation Paper on Electronic and Documentary Evidence pdf  
LRC CP 56-2009 Consultation Paper on Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement pdf html
LRC CP 55-2009 Consultation Paper on Legal Aspects of Family Relationships pdf html
LRC CP 54-2009 Consultation Paper on Limitation of Actions pdf html
LRC CP 53-2009 Consultation Paper on Legal Aspects of Carers pdf html
 

2008

   
LRC 92-2008

Report on Trust Law: General Proposals
Draft Trustee Bill 2008
General Note

pdf

pdf

 
LRC 91-2008 Report on Statute Law Restatement
General Note
pdf  
LRC 90-2008 Report on Multi-Unit Developments
General Note
pdf  
LRC 89-2008 Report on Aspects of Intercountry Adoption Law
General Note
pdf  
LRC 88-2008 Report on Privity of Contract and Third Party Rights
General Note
pdf  
LRC 87-2008

Report on Homicide: Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter
General Note

pdf  
LRC CP 52-2008 Consultation Paper on Expert Evidence pdf html
LRC CP 51-2008 Consultation Paper on Bioethics: Advance Care Directives pdf html
LRC CP 50-2008 Consultation Paper on Alternative Dispute Resolution pdf html
LRC CP 49-2008 Consultation Paper on Legislation Directory: Towards a Best Practice Model pdf  
LRC CP 48-2008 Consultation Paper on Inchoate Offences pdf html
 

2007

   
LRC 86-2007 Third Programme of Law Reform
General Note
pdf  
LRC 85-2007 Report on the Law of Landlord and Tenant
General Note
pdf  
LRC 84-2007 Report on Spent Convictions
General Note
pdf  
LRC CP 47-2007 Consultation Paper on the Civil Liability of Good Samaritans and Volunteers pdf html
LRC CP 46-2007

Consultation Paper on the Reform and Consolidation of the Courts Acts

Appendix of the Draft Courts Acts

pdf

pdf

 
LRC CP 45-2007

Consultation Paper on Statute Law Restatement

Appendix of 3 Versions of the draft restatement of the Freedom of Information Act

pdf

pdf

 
LRC CP 44-2007 Consultation Paper on Involuntary Manslaughter pdf html
LRC CP 43-2007 Consultation Paper on the Legal Aspects on Inter-Country Adoption pdf  
 

2006

   
LRC 83-2006 Report on Vulnerable Adults and the Law
General Note
pdf  
LRC 82-2006 Report on Rights and Duties of Cohabitants
General Note
pdf  
LRC 81-2006 Report on Prosecution Appeals and Pre-Trial Hearings
General Note
pdf  
LRC 80-2006 Report on Charitable Trusts and Legal Structures for Charities
General Note
pdf  
LRC 79-2006 Report on eConveyancing: Modelling of the Irish Conveyancing System
General Note
pdf  
LRC CP 42-2006 Consultation Paper on Multi Unit Developments pdf html
LRC CP 41-2006 Consultation Paper on Legitimate Defences pdf  
LRC CP 40-2006 Consultation Paper on the Privity of Contract pdf html
LRC CP 39-2006 Consultation Paper on Duress and Necessity pdf html
 

2005

   
LRC 78-2005 Report on The Establishment of a DNA Database
General Note
pdf  
LRC 77-2005 Report on Corporate Killing
General Note
pdf  
LRC 76-2005 Report on Multi-Party Litigation
General Note
pdf  
LRC 75-2005 Report on Court Poor Box: Probation of Offenders
General Note
pdf  
LRC 74-2005 Report on Reform and Modernisation of Land Law and Conveyancing Law
General Note
pdf  
LRC 73-2005 Report on Public Inquiries including Tribunals of Inquiry
General Note
pdf  
LRC CP 38-2005 Consultation Paper on Legal Structures for Charities pdf html
LRC CP 37-2005 Consultation Paper on Vulnerable Adults and the Law: Capacity pdf html
LRC CP 36-2005 Consultation Paper on Charitable Trust Law - General Proposals pdf  
LRC CP 35-2005 Consultation Paper on Trust Law - General Proposals pdf  
 

2004

   
LRC 72-2004 Report on a Fiscal Prosecutor and a Revenue Court
General Note
pdf  
LRC 71-2004 Report on Judicial Review Procedure
General Note
pdf  
LRC CP 34-2004 Consultation Paper on the Reform and Modernisation of Irish Land Law and Conveyancing Law pdf html
LRC CP 33-2004 Consultation Paper on Prosecution Appeals form Unduly Lenient Sentences in the District Court ) pdf html
LRC CP 32-2004 Consultation Paper on Rights and Duties of Cohabitees pdf html
LRC CP 31-2004 Consultation Paper on the Court Poor Box pdf html
LRC CP 30-2004 Consultation Paper on Judgment Mortgages pdf html
LRC CP 29-2004 Consultation Paper on the Establishment of a DNA Database pdf html
 

2003

   
 LRC 70-2003 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (7) Positive Covenants over Freehold Land and other Proposals
General Note
pdf  
LRC 69-2003 Report on Penalties for Minor Offences
General Note
pdf  
LRC CP 28-2003 Consultation Paper on General Law of Landlord and Tenant Law pdf  
LRC CP 27-2003 Consultation Paper on Homicide: The Plea of Provocation pdf html
LRC CP 26-2003 Consultation Paper on Corporate Killing pdf html
LRC CP 25-2003 Consultation Paper on Multi-Party Litigation pdf html
LRC CP 24-2003 Consultation Paper on a Fiscal Prosecutor and a Revenue Court pdf html
LRC CP 23-2003 Consultation Paper on Law and the Elderly pdf html
LRC CP 22-2003 Consultation Paper on Public Inquiries including Tribunals of Inquiry pdf html
LRC CP 21-2003 Consultation Paper on Business Tenancies pdf html
LRC CP 20-2003 Consultation Paper on Judicial Review Procedure pdf html
 

2002

   
LRC 68-2002 Report on Section 2 of the Civil Liability Act, 1964: The Deductibility of Collateral Benefits from Awards of Damages
General Note
pdf  
LRC 67-2002 Report on Title by Adverse Possession of Land
General Note
pdf  
LRC 66-2002 Report on the Acquisition of Easements and Profits Á Prendre by Prescription
General Note
pdf  
LRC 65-2002 Report on Indexation of Fines: a Review of Developments
General Note
pdf html
LRC CP 19-2002 Consultation Paper on Prosecution Appeals in Cases brought on Indictment pdf html
LRC CP 18-2002 Consultation paper on Penalties for Minor Offences pdf html
 

2001

   
LRC 64-2001 Report on Statutes of Limitation: Claims in contract and Tort in Respect of Latent Damage (Other than Personal Injury)
General Note
pdf html
LRC CP 17-2001 Consultation Paper on Homicide: The Mental Element in Murder pdf html
 

2000

   
LRC 63-2000 Report on Variation of Trusts
General Note
pdf html
LRC 62-2000 Report on the Rule against Perpetuities and Cognate Rules
General Note
pdf html
LRC 61-2000 Report on Statutory Drafting and Interpretation: Plain Language and the Law
General Note
pdf html
LRC 60-2000 Report on Aggravated, Exemplary and Restitutionary Damages
General Note
pdf html
LRC CP 16-2000 Consultation Paper on The Law of Limitation of Actions arising from Non-Sexual Abuse of Children pdf html
 

1999

   
LRC 59-1999 Report on Gazumping
General Note
pdf html
LRC CP 15-1999 Consultation Paper on Section 2 of the Civil Liability (Amendments) Act, 1964: The Deductibility of Collateral Benefits from Awards of Damages pdf html
LRC CP 14-1999 Consultation Paper on Statutory Drafting and Interpretation: Plain Language and the Law pdf html
 

1998

   
LRC 57-1998 Report on Privacy: Surveillance and the Interception of Communications
General Note
pdf html
LRC 56-1998 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (6) Further General Proposals including the Execution of Deeds pdf html
LRC CP 13-1998 Consultation Paper on the Statutes of Limitation: Claims in Respect of Latent Damage (Other than Personal Injury) (November 1998) pdf html
LRC CP 12-1998 Consultation Paper on Aggravated, Exemplary and Restitutionary Damages (August 1998) pdf html
 

1997

   
LRC 55-1997 Report on the UNIDROIT Convention of Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects pdf html
LRC CP 11-1997 Consultation Paper on The Hague Convention of Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Inter Country Adoption (September 1997) pdf html
 

1996

   
LRC 54-1996 Report on Personal Injuries pdf html
LRC 53-1996 Report on Sentencing pdf html
LRC 52-1996 Report on Family Courts pdf html
LRC CP 10-1996 Consultation Paper on Privacy: surveillance and the Interception of Communications (September 1996) pdf html
 

1995

   
LRC 51-1995 Report on Intoxication pdf html
LRC 50-1995 Report on Examination of the Law of Bail pdf html
LRC 49-1995 Report on Interests of Vendor and Purchaser in Land during the period between Contract and Completion pdf html
LRC 48-1995 Report on the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Public Documents pdf html
LRC CP 9-1995 Consultation Paper on Intoxication as a Defence to a Criminal Offence (February 1995) pdf html
 

1994

   
LRC 47-1994 Report on Contempt of Court pdf html
LRC 46-1994 Report on Occupiers' Liability pdf html
LRC 45-1994 Report on Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person
General Note
pdf html
LRC CP 8-1994 Consultation Paper on Family Courts (March 1994) pdf html
 

1993

   
LRC CP 7-1993 Consultation Paper on Occupier's Liability (June 1993) pdf html
LRC CP 6-1993 Consultation Paper on Sentencing (March 1993) pdf html
 

1992

   
LRC 44-1992 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (5) Further General Proposals pdf html
LRC 43-1992 Report on the Law Relating to Dishonesty pdf html
LRC 42-1992 Report on United Nations (Vienna) Convention on contracts forthe International Sale of Goods 1980 pdf html
 

1991

   
LRC 41-1991 Report on the Crime of Libel pdf html
LRC 40-1991 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (4) Service of Completion Notices pdf html
LRC 39-1991 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (3) The Passing of Risk from Vendor to Purchaser pdf html
LRC 38-1991 Report on the Civil Law of Defamation pdf html
LRC 37-1991 Report on the Indexation of Fines pdf html
LRC 36-1991 Report on the Hague Convention of Succession to the Estates of Deceased Persons pdf html
LRC 35-1991 Report on Confiscation of the Proceeds of Crime
General Note
pdf html
LRC CP 5-1991 Consultation Paper on the Crime of Libel (August 1991) pdf html
LRC CP 4-1991 Consultation Paper on Contempt of Court (July 1991) pdf html
LRC CP 3-1991 Consultation Paper on the Civil Law of Defamation (March 1991) pdf html
 

1990

   
LRC 34-1990 Report on Oaths and Affirmations pdf html
LRC 33-1990 Report on Sexual Offences against the Mentally Handicapped pdf html
LRC 32-1990 Report on Child Sexual Abuse
General Note
pdf html
 

1989

   
LRC 31-1989 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (2) Enduring Powers of Attorney pdf html
LRC 30-1989 Report on Land Law and Conveyancing Law: (1) General Proposals pdf html
LRC 29-1989 Report on the Recognition of Foreign Adoption Decrees pdf html
LRC 28-1989 Report on Debt collection: (2) Retention of Title pdf html
LRC CP 2-1989 Consultation Paper on Child Sexual Abuse (August 1989) pdf html
 

1988

   
LRC 27-1988 Report on Debt collection: (1) the law relating to Sheriffs pdf html
LRC 26-1988 Report on Malicious Damage pdf html
LRC 25-1988 Report on the Rule Against Hearsay in Civil Cases pdf html
LRC 24-1988 Report on Rape and Allied Offences
General Note
pdf html
 

1987

   
LRC 23-1987 Report on Receiving Stolen Property pdf html
LRC 22-1987 Report on the Service of Documents Abroad re Civil Proceedings - The Hague Convention pdf html
LRC 21-1987 Report on the Statute of Limitations: Claims in respect of Latent Personal Injuries pdf html
LRC CP 1-1987 Consultation Paper on Rape (October 1987) pdf html
 

1985

   
LRC 20-1985 Report on Jurisdiction in Proceedings for Nullity of Marriage, Recognition of Foreign Nullity Decrees, and the Hague Convention of the Celebration and Recognition on the Validity of Marriages pdf html
LRC 19-1985 Report on Private International Law Aspects of Capacity to Marry and Choice of Law in Proceedings for Nullity of Marriage pdf html
LRC 18-1985 Report on the Liability of Tort in Mentally Disabled Persons pdf html
LRC 17-1985 Report on the Liability of Tort of Minors and the Liability of Parents for Damage Caused by Minors pdf html
LRC 16-1985 Report on the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters pdf html
LRC 15-1985 Report on Minors' Contracts pdf html
LRC 14-1985 Report on Offences under the Dublin Police Acts and Related Offences pdf html
LRC 13-1985 Report on Competence and Compellability of Spouses as Witnesses pdf html
LRC 12-1985 Report on the Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and Some Related Matters pdf html
LRC 11-1985 Report on Vagrancy and Related Offences
General Note
pdf html
LRC 10-1985 Report on Recognition of Foreign Divorces and Legal Separations pdf html
 

1984

   
LRC 9-1984 Report on Nullity of Marriage pdf  
LRC WP 11-1984 Recognition of Foreign Divorces and Legal Separations pdf html
 

1983

   
LRC 8-1983 Report on Divorce a Mensa et Thoro and Related Matters pdf html
LRC 7-1983 Report on Domicile and Habitual Residence as Connecting Factors in the Conflict of Laws pdf html
LRC 6-1983 Report on Restitution of Conjugal Rights, Jactitation of Marriage and Related Matters pdf html
LRC 5-1983 Report on the age of Majority, the Age for Marriage and Some Connected Subjects pdf html
 

1982

   
LRC 4-1982 Report on Illegitimacy pdf html
LRC 3-1982 Report on Defective Premises pdf html
LRC 2-1982 Report on Civil Liability for Animals pdf html
 

1980

   
LRC 1-1980 First Report on Family Law - Criminal Conversation, Enticement and Harbouring of a Spouse or Child, Loss of Consortium, Personal Injury to a Child, Seduction of a Child, Matrimonial Property and Breach of Promise of Marriage pdf html
LRC WP 10-1980 Domicile and Habitual Residence as Connecting Factors in the Conflict of Laws pdf html
LRC WP 9-1980 The Rule Against Hearsay pdf html
 

1979

   
LRC WP 8-1979 Judicial Review of Administrative Action: the Problem of  Remedies pdf html
LRC WP 7-1979 The Law Relating to Loss of Consortium and Loss of Services of a Child pdf html
LRC WP 6-1979 The Law Relating to Seduction and the Enticement and Harbouring of a Child pdf html
 

1978

   
LRC WP 5-1978 The Law Relating to Criminal Conversation and the Enticement and Harbouring of a Spouse pdf html
LRC WP 4-1978 The Law Relating to Breach of Promise of Marriage pdf html
 

1977

   
LRC WP 3-1977 Civil Liability for Animals pdf html
LRC WP 2-1977 The Law Relating to the Age of Majority, the Age for Marriage and Some Connected Subjects pdf html
LRC WP 1-1977 The Law Relating to the Liability of Builders, Vendors and Lessors of the Quality and Fitness of Premises pdf html