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Write it Right - A guide to Harvard referencing style

Government publication

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Experts say ‘the need to transition to a sustainable industry with a sustainable energy supply is pervasive across various sectors’ (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, 2020, p. 2).

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (2020) Focus on energy, sustainability and natural resources. Dublin: The Stationery Office. 
Available at: https://enterprise.gov.ie/en/Publications/Publication-files/Focus-on-Energy-Sustainability-and-Natural-Resources-2020.pdf 
(Accessed: 25 May 2021). 

Name of Government department (Year of publication) Title of Publication: subtitle [if any]. Place of Publication: Publisher. 
AND/OR 

Available at: web address (Accessed: date).

Act

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The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 recommends the establishment of a body, known as the Climate Change Advisory Council. 

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015, No. 46. Dublin: The Stationery Office. Available at: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2015/act/46/enacted/en/pdf (Accessed: 27 May 2021).  

Title of Act including year, number/section referred to [if relevant]. Place of Publication: Publisher. AND/OR Available at: web address (Accessed: date).

Case

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This case (Kathleen Connolly v An Bord Pleanála and Clare County Council, McMahon Finn Wind Acquisitions Ltd, 2016) was taken to the High Court. 

Kathleen Connolly v An Bord Pleanála and Clare County Council, McMahon Finn Wind Acquisitions Ltd (2016) High Court, 2014-488JR. Westlaw.ie. Available at: https://login-westlaw-ie.ezproxy.lit.ie (Accessed: 29 April 2021).

Name of parties involved in case (Year of case) Court, case no. Database or website. Available at: web address (Accessed: date).

EU directive

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The EU Directive 2019/944 on electricity (2019) defines energy poor households as those that have low energy efficiency in their homes. 

Directive (EU) 2019/944 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on common rules for the internal market for electricity (2019) Eur-Lex. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/ dir/2019/944/oj (Accessed: 27 April 2021).

Legislation type Year/ Legislation number (e.g.  Directive (EU)) ‘of’ Institution ‘of’ followed by the date it was passed ‘on’ followed by the title (Year of publication) Database or website. Available at: web address (Accessed: date).

Statutory instrument

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According to regulations (European Union (Renewable Energy) Regulations 2020), renewable energy is the best way forward.

European Union (Renewable Energy) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 365/2020). Dublin: The Stationery Office. 
Available at: http://www.irish statutebook.ie/eli/2020/si/365/made/en/pdf (Accessed: 27 May 2021).

Title of Statutory Instrument including year (S.I. No. of/Year of publication). Place of Publication: Publisher. AND/OR Available at: web address (Accessed: date).

Report

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This report (Law Reform Commission, 2020) provides recommendations for digitising legislation in the coming years. 

Law Reform Commission (2020) Report on accessibility of legislation in the digital age (LRC 125-2020). Dublin: Law Reform Commission. 

Corporate author (Year of publication) Report Title: subtitle [if any]. (Report Number-year) [if available]. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Commission of inquiry/investigation

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The document (Murphy, 2009) is also known as The Murphy Report. 

Murphy, Y. (2009) Report of the Commission of Investigation into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin July 2009. Dublin: Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. 

Author(s) name, initial(s). (Year of publication) Report Title: subtitle [if any]. Place of Publication: Publisher.

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