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Government pledges €10m to save historic documents from threat of damp and fire

The National Library of Ireland is to receive a €10m funding injection to upgrade its facilities
THE Dublin government has ear-marked €10 million towards beginning work to safeguard Ireland’s most historic documents from the threat of fire and damp. The Republic’s Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys announced on Wednesday that a major capital investment plan would be developed for the National Library of Ireland’s premises on Kildare Street in Dublin, adjacent to Leinster House. She made the announcement in the wake of reports that the board of NLI had written to the minister warning that all the library’s collections were det[...]
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