About Decisis

DECISIS is an online service, providing reports on all new judgments of the Irish superior courts.

It is:

Comprehensive - DECISIS covers every new judgment from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. Over 8,000 reports have been published since 2011. All reports are easily searchable by keyword, topic, court or judge.

Current - Within seven days of the publication of a new judgment on the Courts service web site, a report is published on DECISIS. An e-mail alert is sent to any subscribers with an interest in that field of law.

Clear - Reports on DECISIS are written in plain English for the benefit of busy lawyers, law students and other professionals.

A paid subscription service allows subscribers to:

  • Access the search resource on the website
  • Access premium content on the website
  • Choose their topics of interest (over 100 to choose from) and to receive e-mail updates on these topics at a frequency that suits them.

DECISIS was originally entitled Stare Decisis Hibernia, and was named after the legal principle by which courts are obliged to respect the precedents established by prior decisions.

To subscribe to DECISIS, click here.

Law Ireland is an associated hard copy journal, published fortnightly by Wordwell Books. For lawyers or law students who prefer hard copy updates, it is a useful alternative. For more information, see: www.lawireland.ie


"Stare Decisis Hibernia is an excellent publication for keeping on top of recent Irish case law. The reports are relevant, succinct and easy to review as they arrive. For such a comprehensive service, it is surprisingly good value.  I would highly recommend it to all practitioners and law students." Senior counsel specialising in employment law.

"I only need to read about one in twenty of the e-mails I receive from Stare Decisis. But the ones I do read are all very useful." Junior Counsel.

"Stare Decisis is an invaluable resource to the practicing barrister providing ready access to contemporary decisions. A worthwhile investment". Junior counsel.

Hugely impressive service.” Colm Mac Eochaidh SC (as he then was), 5 April 2011.

Very helpful new blog.” Eoin O’Dell, senior lecturer, Trinity College, Dublin (author of blog: cearta.ie ), 18 February 2011 (link)

"This is a fantastic site for keeping up with the latest judgments. Cannot recommend it highly enough." Mark Ronayne, solicitor.

"Well done and thanks for this excellent service." John O'Keeffe, solicitor.

Recommended by Lisa Jackson, in "Tweeting lawyers", Parchment, Spring 2011 (The journal of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association) (link to copy)

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