Legislation, Law Reform & EU

The Department is working hard to ensure that our law meets the needs of our rapidly changing society. Our aims are:

  • to enhance the protection of persons, property and society from criminality by progressively reforming the criminal law
  • to continue to reform our civil laws and provide for improved regulatory systems
  • to ensure that legislative programme reforms meet our EU and international commitments


You can access all primary legislation on the Houses of the Oireachtas website. Statutory instruments and chronological tables of the statutes can be accessed on the Irish Statute Book website.


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