There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist.
Country code top-level domain name: .ie
Sub-domains: none available.
Applicant: individuals and legal entities.
Restriction as to nationality: none.
Local presence: not required, however the applicant must have a real and substantive connection with Ireland. This may be satisfied by proprietorship of a relevant Irish trademark, European Union trademark, Irish Company of by trade in Ireland.
Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration.
Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes.
Duration: one year.
Renewal/maintenance: one year, renewable.
Dispute about ownership: can be brought before the court.
Uniform dispute resolution procedure: available (variation of UDRP) before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Authority name: IE Domain Registry Ltd. (IEDR).
Internet address: www.iedr.ie