Business Research Support


Vision-net provides access to the original documents filed by both Irish and UK companies with the Companies Registration Office and the Companies House (UK) respectively. Examples of documents include:

  • Audited Accounts
  • Changes in Directors
  • Allotment of Shares

The Registry of Business Names is also accessible through Vision-net. This service is provided free of charge with remote access available to members of the library authorities listed below. The link to the individual Vision Net login is available on the following library authority webpages.

Individual Library Authorities may provide access to other subscription databases for their members. Please see individual library websites for full details of all e-resources.

Public Services and Entitlements

Citizens Information

The Citizens Information Board provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland, including a range of topics relevant for businesses.

Bord Bia

Bord Bia offer a comprehensive range of services to small food businesses to help them grow their businesses at home and abroad. They provide detailed market and business development information and also operate an information enquiry service. A large collection of publications is available through their online resource centre, including Marketing Publications, Industry Commentaries, Corporate Publications and more.

Journal Articles


Articles from The Irish Collection of the JSTOR database of journals in arts, humanities and science from 1700s to today are available online through the public libraries.

Directory of Open Source Journals (DOAJ)

The DOAJ is an online directory that provides access to quality, peer-reviewed, open access (free) journals.

Government Publications

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation’s mission is:

“To encourage the creation of high quality and sustainable full employment by championing enterprise across government, supporting a competitive enterprise base, promoting a low tax environment to incentivise work and enterprise, and promoting fair and competitive markets.”1 They maintain an online collection of their official publications relating to business including strategies, reports and evaluations. Examples of topics include ebusiness, enterprise, entrepreneurship, financial supports, wages, and employing people.

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Statement of Strategy 2016-2019

Business Books

The public libraries shared catalogue allows you to search across the Irish public libraries’ collections to locate and request an item which is not held in your own library. Business related titles are also available as ebooks through the libraries’ Borrow Box ebook collection.