22 April 2005


National Library and Museum become semi-state

22/04/2005 - 14:09:37

The National Library of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland are to become independent semi-state bodies.

From May 3, Minister for Arts John O'Donoghue said they would be autonomous national cultural institutions.

Today the Minister named the new board of the National Library.

Minister O'Donoghue said: "The National Library will be in a better position to provide enhanced support and services the public from now on. The National Library and its wonderful collections are in safe hands - I wish them well."

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