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# nli - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago

The National Library of Ireland has launched its latest exhibition, which will run until May 2019.

# nli - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Rare personal papers shed light on private lives of 1916 signatories

The Seán MacDiarmada and Thomas MacDonagh collections are the latest tranche of Easter Rising-related documents to have been digitised by the National Library.

# nli - Saturday 10 January, 2015

It preserves our past, and visitors flock to it - so why is this essential resource underfunded?

Its acting director says cutbacks have affected the library badly.

# nli - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 then-and-now archive photos of Dublin street scenes Street Life

7 then-and-now archive photos of Dublin street scenes

From 1875 to the present day.

# nli - Monday 1 December, 2014

The secrets of Irish parishes will be online soon

Parish registers will be digitised by the National Library of Ireland.

# nli - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Family legends, ghosts, and nuns: The real Irish lives of WWI

Meet Jack Leslie, aged 97.

# nli - Thursday 4 September, 2014

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

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

# nli - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Can you believe these Clare sisters were photographed 127 years ago?

The O’Halloran girls fought off an attempted eviction from their home in Bodyke.

# nli - Monday 16 June, 2014

Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family

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

# nli - Monday 9 December, 2013

Have You Ordered The Turkey Yet Pic of the Day

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# nli - Friday 1 November, 2013

National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot

The NLI has become first Irish group to feature on Google Cultural Institute, bringing their archive to world attention.

# nli - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Working Lives exhibition at the NLI exposes the conditions in which men, women and children toiled to survive.

# nli - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive

These top tips from National Library of Ireland’s conservation expert could help you hold onto family memories for longer.

# nli - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

PICTURES: 100 years ago, the Dublin Lockout began

The Dublin Lockout exhibition opens at No. 2 Kildare Street tomorrow afternoon.

# nli - Monday 7 January, 2013

Newspaper licensing body issues statement on "paying for links"

Newspaper Licensing Ireland has issued a 64-word statement on its position on paying for links following much discussion online.

# nli - Sunday 6 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is the week's news... skewed Not The News

This is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Employed people get the Pat Kenny jitters; newspapers to save the interweb; Irish people want to be Swiss.

# nli - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'

Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.

# nli - Friday 4 January, 2013

NNI: No objection to newspaper content "being used for personal use"

Statement from National Newspapers of Ireland does reiterate stance that “display and transmission of links does constitute an infringement of copyright” unless for personal use.

# nli - Friday 27 April, 2012

National Library awarded for social media savvy

Fáilte Ireland gets overall prize in eGovernment awards for their Discover Ireland online campaign.

# nli - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia

Call for public to find old documents, photographs etc. relating to ‘The Great War’ – they will be scanned and recorded on a pan-European website.

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Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters

National Library of Ireland’s archive shows the emotional, moral and practical pressure put on Irish men to join the ranks in the ‘Great War’.

# nli - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Archives show human tragedy and truth behind Titanic sinking Titanic100 This post contains images

Archives show human tragedy and truth behind Titanic sinking

National Library of Ireland resources give Irish perspective on shipping disaster which has its centenary in April this year.

# nli - Thursday 15 December, 2011

National Library gets visitor boost from its online activity

The Library has revolutionised its presence on digital media – and has a newfound popularity to prove it.

# nli - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Gallery: National Library launches its archive of General Election 2011 websites Election Archive This post contains images

Gallery: National Library launches its archive of General Election 2011 websites

Over 90 blogs and websites, including, were captured during the GE11 election period for the NLI’s first election website archive.