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.

We are non profit-making, so our revenue is paid out as royalties to the copyright owners – authors, publishers and visual artists. If you are, or have been, based in Ireland and are the copyright holder of book, magazine or journal content, find out more about claiming royalties here.

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.