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€200k investment being made into provision of library e-books and e-audiobooks, Ring announces
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€200k investment being made into provision of library e-books and e-audiobooks, Ring announces

Jun 1st 2020, 2:15 PM 13,276 Views 13 Comments

This is in additional to the already allocated €200,000 which was invested at the beginning of the crisis.

Council plotting to open Dublin libraries 14 hours a day, 365 days a year with automated system
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Council plotting to open Dublin libraries 14 hours a day, 365 days a year with automated system

Sep 16th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,418 Views 16 Comments

An initial trial at Pembroke Library in Dublin 4 could be rolled out around Dublin City Council areas.

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie commemorated on new An Post stamps
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Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie commemorated on new An Post stamps

Aug 14th 2019, 4:45 PM 11,772 Views 6 Comments

The philanthropist contributed to the construction of libraries across Ireland.

There's a familiar, spellbinding book atop the list of most borrowed from Irish libraries last year
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There's a familiar, spellbinding book atop the list of most borrowed from Irish libraries last year

May 20th 2019, 1:38 PM 13,833 Views 8 Comments

Children’s books dominate the top 20 list released today by the Local Government Management Agency.

7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm
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7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm

Mar 29th 2019, 6:20 AM 22,145 Views 9 Comments

The ‘My Open Library’ service offers extended opening hours, seven days a week.

Public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm
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Public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm

Jun 14th 2018, 2:07 PM 15,240 Views 38 Comments

Fines for overdue books will also be removed, according to a new five-year strategy for the country’s public libraries.

9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids
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9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids

Jul 5th 2017, 4:35 PM 5,789 Views 2 Comments

From green fingers to the Lazy Day Rule.

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
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'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today

Mar 7th 2017, 5:11 PM 9,786 Views 6 Comments

‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.

Irish booksellers 'could lose their jobs' after library contracts outsourced to UK
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Irish booksellers 'could lose their jobs' after library contracts outsourced to UK

Jan 21st 2017, 7:45 AM 13,122 Views 32 Comments

The chair of Bookselling Ireland said that “at least three Irish companies will more than likely go out of business”.

Staffless libraries: 111 people had membership withdrawn in pilot libraries, one over drunkenness
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Staffless libraries: 111 people had membership withdrawn in pilot libraries, one over drunkenness

Jan 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 17,703 Views 22 Comments

There are plans to roll out the scheme in January but there were incidents of tailgating and children being left unsupervised in the pilot libraries.

Librarians say roll out of 23 staffless libraries is 'the beginning of the end' for them
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Librarians say roll out of 23 staffless libraries is 'the beginning of the end' for them

Nov 16th 2016, 6:00 AM 16,869 Views 28 Comments

Dublin City Council voted against the introduction of the Open Library service this week.

Opinion: Staffless libraries are a terrible idea for Ireland
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Opinion: Staffless libraries are a terrible idea for Ireland

Sep 24th 2016, 6:15 PM 1,801 Views 85 Comments

Staffless libraries are the first step towards the dismantling of the public library system as it is known and cherished.

Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin
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Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin

Mar 20th 2015, 10:52 AM 14,294 Views 83 Comments

One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.

This 7-year-old's letter calling for her local library in Sligo to be kept open will melt your cold, cold heart
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This 7-year-old's letter calling for her local library in Sligo to be kept open will melt your cold, cold heart

Feb 27th 2015, 6:50 PM 22,236 Views 26 Comments

“Please don’t close Bally-mote library, because evry one loves it… If you do lots of Bally-mote’s resedents will get upset a they might cry!”

Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'
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Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'

Jan 25th 2015, 10:30 AM 13,195 Views 54 Comments

Will your county be affected?

€100k IMPAC award goes to author of Colombian thriller
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€100k IMPAC award goes to author of Colombian thriller

Jun 12th 2014, 12:08 PM 3,381 Views 1 Comment

Juan Gabriel Vásquez will share the award for The Sound of Things Falling with his translator Anne McClean.

Poll: Should we introduce self-service public libraries?
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Poll: Should we introduce self-service public libraries?

Dec 30th 2013, 9:45 AM 11,976 Views 80 Comments

It’s worked in Denmark but would it work here?

Pics: Black and white archive photos of Dublin, as seen in Strumpet City
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Pics: Black and white archive photos of Dublin, as seen in Strumpet City

Apr 13th 2013, 5:00 PM 28,184 Views 33 Comments

Dublin City Public Libraries has taken old photographs of Dublin and juxtaposed them with quotes from James Plunkett’s seminal novel about the 1913 Lockout. Take a look…

Sweden adds the verb 'to Zlatan' to dictionary
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Sweden adds the verb 'to Zlatan' to dictionary

Dec 27th 2012, 6:17 PM 1,968 Views 2 Comments

The Swedish Language Council has approved the term which means to do something with lots of talent.

Dublin named a UNESCO City of Literature
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# City Of Literature

Dublin named a UNESCO City of Literature

Jul 26th 2010, 11:39 AM 286 Views 0 Comments

The land of saints and scholars is recognised on the world stage – and is just the fourth city given the honour.