Ireland Reference Desk

Geological Survey of Ireland

The Geological Survey Of Ireland (GSI), founded in 1845, is the National Earth Science Agency. It is responsible for providing geological advice and information, and for the acquisition of data for this purpose.

Grinds Ireland

A free service which aims to put students in contact with tutors offering grinds for the Junior, Leaving Cert, all College and University courses thoughhout ireland.


HETAC (the Higher Education and Training Awards Council) was established by the Government on 11 June 2001, under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999. HETAC is the qualifications awarding body for third-level educational and training institutions outside the university sector.

Higher Education Authority

On this site you will find information on higher education in Ireland and on the work and structure of the HEA. We also provide links to other higher education resources.

Higher Education Colleges Association

The Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA) is an association of respected, independent, private providers of quality higher level education. The association was formed in 1991 to represent the interests of its member colleges and their students.

IDEA - Irish Development Education Association

The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) is a national platform for organisations and individuals engaged in the provision, promotion and advancement of development education throughout the island of Ireland.

Institute of Geologists of Ireland

The Institute of Geologists of Ireland was formed in 1999 to promote the geosciences in Ireland and to represent the professional interests of its members.

Irish Council For International Students

ICOS is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation established in 1970 to promote the general welfare of international students in Ireland.

Irish Federation of University Teachers

Information about the Irish Federation of University Teachers

Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO)

INTO Irish National Teachers Organisation - Educational Resources and information for Primary teachers and schools.