The Irish government Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have published their ‘Public Service Reform Plan’ (17 November 2011) http://per.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/Public-Service-Reform-pdf.pdf which states that the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht proposes to merge [the] National Archives & the Irish Manuscripts Commission into the National Library while maintaining separate identities.
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Some links to maybe give some context!
Irish Government’s Reform Plans worry genealogists
The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) is concerned that a so-called merger of the National Archives “into” the National Library could diminish these vital heritage services...
Link to Fintan O' Toole's article in Saturday's Irish Times (19 November 2011) on the proposed merger of the National Archives and the Irish Manuscripts Commission into the National Library of Ireland.