Microfilm

by Justin Furlong, Newspaper Librarian The National Library of Ireland has one of the strongest holdings of Irish newspapers in the world. See our Newspaper Database for more details on what we have. However early runs of newspapers (particularly before the introduction of legal deposit in 1927) have occasionally eluded us. In June 2011, I [...]

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by Abigail Rieley, Writer & NLI Reader For me, former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey will always be inextricably linked to the rattling of microfilm readers. I was sitting at one in the Reading Room in 1992 when he made his resignation speech, listening to the reaction from Leinster House next door on the headphones of my [...]

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