The Irish Centre for European Law

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ICEL Members are able to download/purchase papers and publications, as well as make conference bookings at a significantly discounted rate, in addition to other special offers throughout the year.

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Membership Types

When the Centre was founded by Mary Robinson she intended to create,

"...a unique linkage between legal practitioners, academic lawyers and representatives of the wide range of sectors affected by European Law."

The Centre's Membership is comprised of individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who share an interest in keeping up to date with developments in EU law and European Human Rights law.

The Centre offers a number of different categories of Membership:

  • Corporate
  • Individual
  • Associate
  • Student
  • Library, and
  • Overseas.

Individual Membership

Individual Membership is open to all members of the public. It is of greatest benetit to sole practitioners, consultants, academics, employees and all persons who wish to keep up to date with developments in European Law. Individual membership costs €180 per year

Associate Membership

Associate Membership of the Centre is available to barristers in their first 5 years of practice and full time post-graduate students.  It is designed to encourage those new to a legal career to attend high level legal events that they might not otherwise be able to afford.  Associate Membership costs €50 per year. 

Student Membership

Student Membership of the Centre is available to full-time undergraduate students at the rate of €25 per year.

Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership is geared to the needs of professional partnerships, limited companies, public bodies, non-governmental and public interest organisations which have a number of partners or employees who wish to benefit from the Centre's activities. Corporate membership is available at €395 per annum.

Library Membership

Library Membership affords libraries and research institutes the possibility of receiving ICEL periodicals and of purchasing ICEL publications at a discount. Library membership costs €76.00 per annum.

Overseas Membership

Overseas membership is open to individuals resident outside Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Overseas membership costs €76.00 per annum

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News & Events

Our Brexit series continues with an examination of the implications for agriculture on 26th April.  For details of the final line-up of speakers, click here.


The 2017 Privacy Conference is now open for registration. For details of the event, click here.  


Professor Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court will address members of the ICEL on the possible role of the EFTA court in a post-Brexit world.  Click here for more details.


Interested in learing about practice and procedure before the European courts?  Click here for more details.


The ICEL Eversheds Sutherland Procurement Conference can be found here.



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Over the past 20 years, the Irish Centre for European Law has provided an important forum for debate and discussion on major developments in the area of EU law. It has been the link between legal practitioners, academics and representatives of the wide range of sectors affected by European Law

Mary McAleese
President of Ireland

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