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The collection, of some 4.3 million images, is made up of glass plates, plastic negatives and a small number of prints. It provides a record of many aspects of 20th century Irish life, and it is particularly strong in the coverage of politics and sport in Ireland.
Glass plate negatives that date from 1912-1936 and material that featured in the exhibition A Century of News Photography have been digitised and are available through the Online Catalogue. Work on making the entire collection available is on going but some sections of the collection will not be available for consultation for several years. A finding aid for a series of negatives relating to Northern Ireland for the period 1967-1978 is available for consultation in the NPA Reading Room.
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