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This morning.

Navan Road, Dublin, Dublin 7.

President Michael D Higgins – accompanied by his wife Sabina and City Librarian Mairead Owens (out of pictures) – donated his personal book collection to Cabra Library on behalf of Dublin City Libraries.

Das Kapital, Peig (cover removed) and Jackie Collins mainly.

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These aren’t mine!

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This afternoon.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAuliffe (above left) tweetz:

Aleksandra (above right) is the winner of the competition to design a new library card for Dublin City Libraries This card will be used by children across the city for many years and is part of my initiative to invite all 4th class children to join their local library. Join Up and Join In.

In fairness.



The Frank O’Connor library, in the Mayfield area of Cork city’s northside, has closed indefinitely owing to the failure of the building’s heating.

The library, which has also been beset by short-staffing issues in recent years, closed yesterday, with Cork City Council being able to offer very little notice given the nature of the issue.

Sinn Féin Cllr. Stephen Cunningham wrote yesterday online:

I just received information that the Frank O’Connor Library in Mayfield will be closed indefinitely from close of business today to carry out repairs. This is of much concern and I will be raising the issue with City Council management and the library services over the coming days.

Mayfield is an area that has long been deprived of the services and facilities needed to thrive. With no bank, very few services for the community and the ongoing staffing and investment issues with the library itself, I feel it is important that the funding required to carry out the repairs is provided immediately to ensure the library is re-opened as soon as possible.

I will post updates as I get them. In the mean time, it is my understanding the City Library on the Grand Parade will take book returns.

Mayfield Library