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Irish News and Newspapers (Irish Studies)


Irish Newspapers

This guide lists news sources for Irish and Irish-American topics in both current and historical Irish newspapers.

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    Irish Serials in the Boston College Libraries

    The library catalog lists over 3,000 newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals pertaining to Ireland and provides complete holdings information for all Irish serials in the Boston College libraries. These holdings range in date from 1685 to the present and cover Irish history, literature, politics, art, archaeology, economics, genealogy, music, and law.

    To retrieve a list of titles click here Irish Serials in the Boston College Libraries

    Once in the search results screen refine your results by using terms to the left of the results list.

    See the "Search Journals by Keyword" box below.  Type text that matches the title you seek and click "Go."

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    When doing research on the history and politics of Ireland and Northern Ireland microform sets such as those listed below are valuable for the major and smaller, provincial newspapers and publications that they contain.  Most of these sets are located in O'Neill Library on Level One. See this listings for specific locations.

    INDL: Irish Newspapers in the Dublin Libraries, 1690-1730

    IPRN: Irish Political and Radical Newspapers, focuses 1905 to 1930

    IPSP: Ireland: Politics and Society through the Press, 1763-1916 with bulk 1830-1900

    NIPL: Northern Ireland Political Literature, includes 1970s and 1980s

    Current Papers in Print in O'Neill Library

    In most cases O'Neill Library keeps the current 3 months in hardcopy. For past issues, see our digital and microfilm collections. 

    Irish News Online

    There are many Irish Newspapers, both national publications and more local provincial papers available through Nexis Uni. You can specify dates to search, add index terms, or limit your search to specific segments of articles (e.g. headline, byline, lead paragraph).

    • Irish Times (June 1, 1992 - present).
    • Irish News (July 2, 2001 - present).
    • Belfast Telegraph (January 1, 1996 - present).
    • Irish Independent/Sunday Independent (July 24, 2006 - present).
    • Belfast News Letter (January 13, 1997 - September 29, 2006).
    • Belfast News (March 30, 2009 - approximately May 8,2012).
    • News Letter (May 9, 2012 - present)

    Lists, Catalogs, and Indices

    Historical Irish Newspapers Online