News Digest: Aug 2016.

There has been barely a pip of protest against the suggestion that the National Museum of Ireland building on Kildare Street should be given over to the Senate while restoration work is carried out on the latter.


The Heart of the City presents a startling contrast to the packaged history of official Ireland. The 1988 collection of photographs  by Brendan Walsh and accompanying essays by Ronan Sheehan traces stories of the city centre’s working-class community.


Irish census names translated into gibberish by Canadian institute


Ten greatest quotes of Irish hero Michael Collins recalled


Millions of historic personal records now available for free onine


The Data Protection Commission has asked the Pearse St. Library to take the database of Dublin Electoral Lists 1937-64 down from the website. The database is still available in the Reading Room.




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