Wednesday 3 October 2012

Limerick Leader post-1948 online

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The Irish Newspaper Archive has quietly added the Limerick Leader 1948-2000 to its online subscription-based collection.

These more recent issues join those from 1905 which were already available on the site.

There is no indication on the home page, nor indeed in the search options, of this update, but the post-1948 issues are there! I've just done a search for 'Pat Tobin', using the Limerick Leader 1905-1948 filter, and there he is, bold as brass, on page 39 of the newspaper dated September 09, 1995. In fact, the issues available seem to go past the year 2000, as I've just looked at some from 2002.

Thanks to John O'Gorman for spotting that this unheralded update had been made!

UPDATE (9 October): I've just received official confirmation that the dates included in this recent upload are from 1949 to 1970 and 1989 to 2004, both chunks inclusive. There is currently no access to the paper from 1971 to 1988.