The Library provides access to a vast range of national and international newspapers. Some are held in print in our newspaper area and many are available online via our subscription databases. 


Print Newspaper Collection

O'Reilly Library holds daily copies of the Irish Times, Irish Independent and Irish Examiner, available at the Information Desk, ground floor. Previous copies held for 3 months.

O'Reilly Library also holds the Daily Star, the Irish Sunday papers and a number of UK and international titles for example: Le Monde, El Pais, Die Zeit, The Guardian, and the Financial Times. Many are held for 3 months with older editions available for some key Irish titles.

Older editions of both national and international titles are also available online.  Check the library catalogue

Online Newspaper Collection

We have a number of full-text databases where you can search for newspaper articles from Irish and international newspapers.

  • NexisUK    -    This database covers 43 Irish newspapers and many European and international news sources in French, German, Spanish and Italian. Click here for a short tutorial and guide.
  • Irish Times Digital Archive    -    You can access the most recent 12 months content of the Irish Times online via their website or through NexisUK from 1992.    The Irish Times Digital Archive provides access to the archive of the Irish Times covering the period 1859 to about a year ago. Note: you must select 'News: the historical Irish Times ' from the drop down database menu. If you select 'Proquest Newspapers'you will only be searching the Irish Times from 1995 to date.
  • Irish Newspaper Archive    -    This database comprises digital image copies of a large number of Irish national and regional newspapers. Click here for a listing of the titles and their coverage. This database is a work in progress and as a result there are some gaps in coverage. Titles include the Irish Independent 1905-2001, Sunday Independent 1906-2002 and the Freeman's Journal 1763-1924. 

Newspapers on Microfilm

O'Reilly Library holds The Irish Times on microfilm from 1965, the Irish Independent from 1999, the Sunday Tribune from 1983-1996 and the Financial Times from 1985-1990. To view the microfilm there is a dedicated room on the 1st Floor in O'Reilly Library and microfiche/microfilm readers with laser printers attached are available, please enquire at the Information Desk.