Friday, 22 November 2013

National Library of Ireland staff member arrested

The Gardaí in the Republic of Ireland have arrested a 35 year old member of staff from the National Library of Ireland ( over the alleged theft of rare books and manuscripts over the last year from the facility. Some 250 books, pamphlets and historical documents were located in a raid at the staff member's house, with the total value of all items believed to be worth about €100,000.

The full story is reported in the Irish Times at


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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