The Irish Copyright Licensing Agency CLG (ICLA) is a licensing body as defined by Section 149 of the Copyright & Related Rights Act, 2000.

We issue licences for the re-use of print and digital works to educational establishments, businesses and other organisations, permitting copying within certain rules from a wide repertoire of Irish and overseas publications.

Our history
ICLA started as a joint venture by the Irish Writers’ Union and the Irish Book Publishers’ Association CLÉ in 1992. Educational (Schools) licensing began in 1993 and was extended to Higher Education in 2003. Business Licensing began in 2000.