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Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown
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Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown

May 29th 2020, 9:36 AM 26,169 Views 4 Comments

Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh tops the list for e-books.

NFL offering Irish fans free access to Game Pass streaming service
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NFL offering Irish fans free access to Game Pass streaming service

Mar 19th 2020, 5:25 PM 8,625 Views 4 Comments

The NFL are doing their bit to contribute to social distancing.

Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'
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Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'

Oct 21st 2019, 7:00 PM 26,552 Views 24 Comments

Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.

Poll: Should libraries around Ireland open 365 days a year?
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Poll: Should libraries around Ireland open 365 days a year?

Sep 16th 2019, 10:51 AM 23,779 Views 41 Comments

A new automated system is set to be introduced at Pembroke Library in Dublin.

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 13,401 Views 16 Comments

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

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 13,826 Views 8 Comments

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

DCC forfeited almost €90k in library fines to boost memberships
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DCC forfeited almost €90k in library fines to boost memberships

Apr 18th 2019, 6:20 AM 9,999 Views 9 Comments

Dublin City Council abolished library fines at the start of this year.

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 22,012 Views 10 Comments

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

Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019
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Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019

Jan 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 3,428 Views 0 Comments

Now that they’ve scrapped fees, you can go back without fear of judgment.

Poll: Right so, how many books do you own?
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# The Magic Of Tidying Up

Poll: Right so, how many books do you own?

Jan 16th 2019, 3:07 PM 4,225 Views 2 Comments

Just how many is too many?

Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay
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Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay

Jan 2nd 2019, 2:21 PM 18,003 Views 20 Comments

The new measure kicked in yesterday.

Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity
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Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity

Nov 25th 2018, 10:00 AM 11,447 Views 4 Comments

The Memory Man’s collection includes books and magazines from as far back as the 1960s.

Dublin City Council to pay €45m to fund proposed Parnell Square library
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Dublin City Council to pay €45m to fund proposed Parnell Square library

Sep 10th 2018, 2:19 PM 17,230 Views 31 Comments

That amounts to just under half of the estimated cost for the Cultural Quarter.

Council presses ahead with plans for multi million euro Dublin City Library
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Council presses ahead with plans for multi million euro Dublin City Library

Jul 14th 2018, 8:00 AM 15,069 Views 45 Comments

It is expected the council will apply for planning permission later this year with plans to open the new library in 2022.

Poll: Should fines for returning a library book late be scrapped?
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Poll: Should fines for returning a library book late be scrapped?

Apr 12th 2018, 8:02 AM 16,114 Views 37 Comments

The government is considering proposals to scrap the late fines.

Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines
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Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines

Apr 11th 2018, 10:15 PM 14,121 Views 42 Comments

It’s part of a proposal to increase the number of people using libraries.

Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections
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Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections

Jul 12th 2017, 6:30 PM 6,196 Views 6 Comments

Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.

Colombian bin man finds book in garbage. 20 years on, he has library with 25,000 discarded books
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Colombian bin man finds book in garbage. 20 years on, he has library with 25,000 discarded books

Jun 10th 2017, 8:00 AM 18,624 Views 21 Comments

From his first find of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Jose Alberto Gutierrez has amassed thousands of books.

Here are the designs for Barack Obama's $500 million presidential library
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Here are the designs for Barack Obama's $500 million presidential library

May 6th 2017, 9:00 AM 14,899 Views 48 Comments

The former US president wants the library to “create an institution that will train the next generation of leadership”.

11 memories you'll have if the library was your favourite place as a kid
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# Reading Is Fundamental

11 memories you'll have if the library was your favourite place as a kid

Mar 25th 2017, 3:15 PM 4,169 Views 2 Comments

Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!

Cork community library shut on 90 minutes notice is closed 'indefinitely'
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Cork community library shut on 90 minutes notice is closed 'indefinitely'

Dec 16th 2016, 8:30 PM 13,148 Views 28 Comments

Politicians say they have been assured the library will reopen, but no date has yet been set.

Book returned to Tralee Library 67 years late
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Book returned to Tralee Library 67 years late

Dec 2nd 2016, 10:43 PM 17,300 Views 14 Comments

The borrower avoided a €1,200 fine.

Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library
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Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library

Nov 4th 2016, 1:28 PM 13,242 Views 37 Comments

The library is due to be built in Mary Robinson’s family home in Ballina.

A library is sharing stupid questions people asked them before Google existed
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A library is sharing stupid questions people asked them before Google existed

Jan 18th 2016, 7:40 PM 12,042 Views 4 Comments

Tough times.

A little boy ripped a page in his library book and wrote the cutest apology
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# Bookworm

A little boy ripped a page in his library book and wrote the cutest apology

Aug 19th 2015, 9:18 AM 6,127 Views 4 Comments

Honesty is the best policy.

What does it take to become a children's entertainer? We asked one to find out
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What does it take to become a children's entertainer? We asked one to find out

Aug 16th 2015, 10:39 PM 18,260 Views 12 Comments

It is not an industry for the faint hearted.

'Anti-homeless' spikes turned into bed and mini-library
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'Anti-homeless' spikes turned into bed and mini-library

Aug 1st 2015, 8:45 AM 24,820 Views 59 Comments

What do you think about the idea?

Recognise anyone? These mysterious photos were found in a library today
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Recognise anyone? These mysterious photos were found in a library today

Apr 29th 2015, 5:48 PM 26,279 Views 8 Comments

The RIA wants to reunite them with the family involved.

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 14,277 Views 83 Comments

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

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 13,181 Views 54 Comments

Will your county be affected?

18 libraries every book-lover should visit in their lifetime
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18 libraries every book-lover should visit in their lifetime

Jan 11th 2015, 4:30 PM 26,049 Views 24 Comments

From Baroque masterpieces to stark timber and glass structures — these incredible buildings are certain to distract you from whatever you’re reading.

One day I was broke... then I got a call that changed everything
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One day I was broke... then I got a call that changed everything

Dec 25th 2014, 5:00 PM 30,113 Views 3 Comments

Colm Keegan is the new writer-in-residence at DLR Lexicon library in Dun Laoghaire.

Student 'study-in' forces UCC to let people swot in library later at night
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Student 'study-in' forces UCC to let people swot in library later at night

Dec 11th 2014, 8:46 AM 12,855 Views 28 Comments

Students had refused to leave the library for three successive nights – and it worked.

What were the most borrowed books from the library last year?
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What were the most borrowed books from the library last year?

Dec 10th 2014, 8:42 PM 22,455 Views 34 Comments

What a well-read bunch!

Students stage 'study-in' at UCC library over opening hours
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Students stage 'study-in' at UCC library over opening hours

Dec 9th 2014, 1:23 PM 11,769 Views 34 Comments

The students’ union president has said that studying at home simply isn’t an option for some students.

"How slowly... Love, Sam": Read Beckett's intriguing postcards to his friends
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"How slowly... Love, Sam": Read Beckett's intriguing postcards to his friends

Oct 9th 2014, 8:15 AM 7,340 Views 0 Comments

Trinity has acquired the largest collection of Samuel Beckett letters ever for public sale.

National Library at 'critical point' due to funding cuts putting collections at risk
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National Library at 'critical point' due to funding cuts putting collections at risk

Sep 4th 2014, 9:32 AM 5,401 Views 14 Comments

Visitor numbers to the NLI are up 42% on last year.

Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910...
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Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910...

Aug 16th 2014, 5:30 PM 11,992 Views 9 Comments

Worries on the big screen.

This could be Ireland's library of the future - but why the controversy?
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This could be Ireland's library of the future - but why the controversy?

Jul 19th 2014, 8:30 PM 44,565 Views 76 Comments

The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build.

Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family
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Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family

Jun 16th 2014, 12:08 PM 5,708 Views 5 Comments

Spoiler: Lots of the letters were about Finnegan’s Wake. And they weren’t all in English. Classic Joyce.

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