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Act

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According to the Freedom of Information Act (1997)...

Freedom of Information Act (1997), No 13/1997, S. 47, Dublin: Stationary Office.

Title of Act including year, No., s. [if a section has been referred to], City: Publisher.

Government publication

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According to the Code of good practice for the use of biosolids in agriculture (Department of the Environment Heritage and Local Government 1999) Local Authorities should...

Department of the Environment Heritage and Local Government (1999) Code of good practice for the use of biosolids in agriculture, Dublin: Fehily Timoney.

Corporate Author. (year of publication) Title of Book or Report: Subtitle [if any], ed. [if not 1st edition], Place of Publication: Publisher.

Judgement

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In another case (Merriman v Dublin Corporation Dublin County Council 1993)… the judgement…

Merriman v Dublin Corporation Dublin County Council (1993) I.L.R.M, 39.

Name of case (year) Abbreviated volume title, page number.

EU directive

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…(Council Directive 2009/125/EC)…

Council directive (EU) 2009/125/EC of 21 October 2009 on establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products.

Institutional origin (e.g. Council Directive (EU) Year/Legislation number Institution “of” followed by the date it was passed “on” followed by the title, all in italics.

Statutory instrument

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…(Celtic Sea Prohibition on Herring Fishing 1991)…

Celtic Sea Prohibition on Herring Fishing 1991, (No. 2) Order 1991, S.I. No. 23/1991, Dublin: Stationary Office.

Title of Statutory Instrument including year, S.I. No. of Year, City: Publisher.

Report

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(Law Reform Commission 2009)

Law Reform Commission (2009) Bioethics: advance care directives, Dublin: Law Reform Commission.

Author (year) Report Title, Report Number [if available], City: Publisher.

Commission of enquiry

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(Murphy 2009)

Murphy, Y, Chairperson (2009) Commission of investigation : report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin July 2009, Dublin : Stationary Office.

Author, name, initial(s) (is Commission chairperson) (year) Report Title, City: Publisher.

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