'The present list is the trusted list including information related to the qualified trust service providers (TSPs) which are supervised by Ireland, together with information related to the qualified trust services provided by them, in accordance with the relevant provisions laid down in Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC.
The cross-border use of electronic signatures has been facilitated through Commission Decision 2009/767/EC of 16 October 2009 which has set the obligation for Member States to establish, maintain and publish trusted lists with information related to certification service providers issuing qualified certificates to the public in accordance with Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures and which are supervised/accredited by the Member States. The present trusted list is the continuation of the trusted list established with Decision 2009/767/EC.
Trusted lists are essential elements in building trust among electronic market operators by allowing users to determine the qualified status and the status history of trust service providers and their services.
The trusted lists of Member States include, as a minimum, information specified in Articles 1 and 2 of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/1505.
Member States may include in the trusted lists information on non-qualified trust service providers, together with information related to the non-qualified trust services provided by them. It shall be clearly indicated that they are not qualified according to Regulation (EU) No 910/2014.
Member States may include in the trusted lists information on nationally defined trust services of other types than those defined under Article 3(16) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014. It shall be clearly indicated that they are not qualified according to Regulation (EU) No 910/2014.'
The legal basis for electronic signatures in Ireland are the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000 and the statutory instrument issued Electronic Commerce (Certification Service providers Supervision Scheme) Regulations 2010, S.I. No.233 of 2010.
The Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE) supervises TSPs established in Ireland who issue Qualified Certificates.
Such TSPs must comply with the requirements of the Regulation (EU) No 910/2014, the Act and the S.I. 233 of 2010.
In the course of supervision, compliance with the requirements of the Regulation, the Act and the SI are determined. This also includes determination whether a CSP complies with the information presented in its security and certification policy (e.g., compliance with certain technical standards).
Ireland's Trusted List is established, maintained and published by DCCAE.
Human Readable form of Trusted List; HumanReadable_irelandtslsigned.xml-signed.pdf
readable form of Trusted List; Ireland Current TSL SIGNED.xml
SHA-256 hash of the Trusted List XML
List of trust service providers who have notified the Department are listed here.
The European Commission Trusted List Browser gives details of trusted lists for other EU member states