Europe Direct

The Europe Direct initiative was launched in Ireland in 2005. It is a network of accessible, local information centres that distribute information and advice about the European Union’s policies, actively promote local and regional debate about the European Union, allow the European institutions to disseminate local and regional information and give the public the opportunity to send feedback to the European Union institutions.

The Europe Direct Contact Centre (EDCC) offers an EU-wide phone and mail information service on all EU matters.

Europe Direct Information Centres (EDICs) are local contact points. They provide information and answer questions on all kind of European matters, they answer in person, taking account of the local context. Staff engage with people by organising events in schools, debates with local and regional politicians and present Europe at fairs. With over a million enquires every year, European decision-makers also have a chance to learn directly about peoples’ needs and concerns.

European Documentation Centres promote education and research on EU integration. They offer a wide range of documents on European affairs and encourage the academic community to engage in the debate on Europe.

Europe Direct Information CentresContact Information

Europe Direct Ballinasloe (upon appointment)

Ballinasloe Library, Society Street H53 T320 Ballinasloe, Co. Galway Ireland



Europe Direct Blanchardstown (upon appointment)

Civic Centre Blanchardstown Centre D15 RY73 Dublin 15 Ireland



Europe Direct Clones (upon appointment)

98 Avenue H23 RW70 Clones, Co. Monaghan Ireland



Europe Direct Letterkenny (upon appointment)

Oliver Plunkett Road F92 R273 Letterkenny, Co Donegal Ireland



Europe Direct Nenagh (upon appointment)

O’Rahilly Street E45 AK50 Nenagh, Co. Tipperary Ireland



Europe Direct Portlaoise (upon appointment)

Dunamaise House, Lyster Square R32 X702 Portlaoise, Co. Laois Ireland



Europe Direct Sligo (upon appointment)

Stephen Street F91 X264 Sligo Ireland



Europe Direct Waterford (upon appointment)

Lady Lane X91 V045 Waterford Ireland



European Documentation CentresContact Information

NUI Galway

NUI Galway, James Hardiman Library, Newcastle Road, H91 REW4 Galway Ireland

+353 91 493 359


Robert Schuman European Documentation Centre

UCC Library, College Road, T12 ND89 Cork Ireland

+353 21 4 902 983


University College Dublin, Official Publications & EDC

UCD James Joyce Library, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 D04 R7R0 Dublin Ireland

+353-1 7167165


Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Library, College Street, Dublin 2 D2 Dublin Ireland

+353 1 8 964 079


University of Limerick EDC

Glucksman Library, University of Limerick, V94 DPY6 Limerick Ireland

+353 61 20 21 85