The NLI has the largest collection of national and regional newspapers in Ireland, covering over 1,770 individual titles from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Newspapers provide a contemporary commentary on the major occasions in the political, religious, sporting and cultural life of the nation. They are also a major source of information on everyday life - advertisements, reports on social events, accidents, court proceedings and inquests - all the exciting and mundane details that made up the daily lives of Irish people over the years.

Use our Newspaper Database to locate a particular newspaper, or to find out which titles were published in a particular county or town.