IEDR have updated their whois output to include the domain name registration date.
The whois output now includes both the registration and the expiry dates.
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descr: Michele Neylon
descr: Sole Trader
descr: Personal Trading Name
person: Michele Neylon
person: Blacknight.ie Hostmaster
Several other ccTLDs do not publish registration or expiry data in whois to avoid exposing registrants to scams such as “domain slamming”, so it comes as a surprise that IEDR would have made this change without notifying registrars in advance.