National HIV and AIDS Archive

A lot of work is required to file, catalogue and digitise the entire collection to ensure greater accessibility and to maintain and preserve the documents.  Expressions of interest for this important project are welcome.


Launched in 2017 to mark the 30th anniversary of HIV Ireland, the National HIV and AIDS Archive is a comprehensive collection of material in Ireland charting the story of HIV and AIDS over three decades.

The Archive contains thousands of press cuttings from the mid-80’s onwards, a library of reports and publications, flyers, posters, and other materials which provide an insight into the social, cultural and political history of HIV and AIDS within communities in an Irish and international context.  It includes materials from the Dublin Gay Collective, Gay Health Action, AIDS Action Alliance, and the Dublin AIDS Alliance, as well as materials from a host of organisations involved in the HIV response in Ireland (e.g. Ana Liffey Drug Project, Poz Ireland, Cairde, AIDS Helpline, Irish Names/AIDS Quilt Project, and many others).

The Archive has also received donations from individuals involved in the HIV response from the early 80’s including Bill Foley and Maeve Foreman.

The Archive has already serviced the needs of many researchers, journalists and students, with HIV Ireland facilitating access to the Archive.

From the Archive: 1990 World AIDS Day materials

Postcard produced by the Women and Aids group,

a member of the Dublin AIDS Alliance, for World AIDS Day 1990

Newssheet published on the occasion of World AIDS Day 1990

by Women and AIDS, c/o Dublin AIDS Alliance

‘Blue Moves’: Sinead O’Connor talks to Damian Corless about her involvement in the ‘Red, Hot and Blue’ anti AIDS campaign

In Dublin magazine, 22 Nov – 5 Dec 1990

Programme of Events, World AIDS Day 1990

Dublin AIDS Alliance concert for AIDS, Olympia Theatre,

1st December 1990

‘Open air Flowers… Buskers rally to AIDS appeal

Evening Herald, 1st December 1990

Picture by Colin O’Riordan

Profile: Dr Fiona Mulcahy, Aids consultant at

St James’ Hospital, Dublin

Irish Times, 2nd December 1990

‘AIDS in Ireland’: Interview with Dr Derek Freedman by MacDara Doyle

In Dublin magazine, 22 Nov – 5 Dec 1990

Irish newspaper articles, 30th November to 4th December 1990

Irish Times, Irish Independent, Sunday Press, and The Star

From the Archive: 1987 Newspaper & Print Media articles

Samples of works and articles completed that referenced the National HIV & AIDS Archive (previously referenced as the DAA – Dublin AIDS Alliance – Archive).