Public Lending Right in Ireland was established by the Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment) Act 2007.
The Act enables the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to establish a Public Lending Remuneration scheme. The regulations establishing the scheme, S.I. No. 597 of 2008, were signed on 31st December 2008.
The Copyright and Related Rights (Public Lending Remuneration Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2013, S.I. No. 221 of 2013 were signed on 20th June 2013.