May 27, 2022

The National Library of Ireland Seeks €12 Million ($14.4 Million) For Vault Amid Concern For Collections

From The Irish Independent:

The cash-strapped National Library of Ireland is seeking Government backing for a €12m repository amid concerns over the security of its valuable collections.

Talks have taken place involving the library, Trinity College and UCD about a shared facility, the Irish Independent has learned.


Security at the library was reviewed earlier this year after it emerged a staff member allegedly stole at least €80,000 worth of valuable books over a number of years.

Hundreds of books, including some known as the Sean O’Casey collection, went missing.

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See Also: National Library welcomes €2m funding for national cultural institutions (via The Irish Times; December 2, 2014  

See Also: National Library of Ireland Announces Its Most Ambitious Digitisation Project Ever (December 1, 2014)

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