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Funding cuts put historic Irish documents at risk

The board of the National Library of Ireland sought extra funding for its work preserving historic documents
HISTORIC documents housed in the National Library of Ireland are deteriorating because they are being stored in inadequate conditions. RTÉ revealed on Wednesday that the NLI board had written to the Republic’s heritage minister Heather Humphreys seeking an extra €500,000 annually to carry out its work collecting and preserving the documented and intellectual record of life in Ireland. The board warned that the buildings used to house the library on Dublin’s Kildare Street, adjacent to Leinster House, needed substantial investment and refurbishment. It said that[...]
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