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Retention schedule

The National Archives has developed a retention schedule for generic classes of records found in all Departments of State. The National Archives is currently awaiting legal clarification on whether this retention schedule can be made publicly available, in view of the fact that the National Archives currently has no statutory role in records management in the civil service. Please check back again for updates.

Any queries regarding retention or disposal of departmental records should be directed to the Head of Current Records, Archives and Government Services, National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin D08 DF85 or by email to