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Newspapers: Newspapers

The Glucksman Library subscribes to many online newspapers for our students and staff to take advantage of for research, teaching resources, and leisure reading. In addition to historical newspapers for primary source research, the library has access to current Irish daily and weekly newspapers online. A valid University of Limerick login ( is needed to access these resources through our library website.

Off Campus Access To Electronic Resources

You must have a valid UL computer account to access the library's electronic resources from home or while using a laptop or mobile device on campus.

When you click on a database, you will be prompted to log in.

  • Students sign in with your ID number as your username, your password is the password you use to log onto a PC on campus
  • Staff sign in with your firstname.lastname as your username
  • PhD and Masters students / Postgraduate Researchers should use their student ID

Newspaper Databases


Library databases provide many recent and older issues in full-text : A-Z Databases : Newspapers


Irish and UK Newspapers 

Local and regional news coverage.  Titles covered include Irish Times from 1995 - Present. Select 'Publications' and type newspaper title and 'Search'.

Covers a wide variety of Irish News publications from 1763 up to the current month (IRel Resource). Go to 'Browse' and select newspaper from the drop-down menu.  See attached list of availability

This digital archive contains exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 up to present. (IRel Resource).

Access to the Irish Times from 1995 to the Present is available via Proquest database European Newsstream (IRel Resource).

Newspaper Websites

Some newspaper websites are freely available but others require subscriptions.  Here are some useful links to locate newspapers:

Online Newspapers - this will locate newspaper sites from around the world.

Google Newspapers - newspapers and holdings from around the world.

National Library of Ireland Newspapers - a list of newspapers located in The National Library of Ireland.

ICON : International Coalition On Newspapers - highlights and links to past, present, and prospective digitization projects of historic newspapers. The focus is primarily on digital conversion efforts, not full-text collections of current news sources

Print Holdings

The library had print newspaper subscriptions before Covid19 began in March 2020. Digital access was provided to newspapers since the pandemic began and right now the library doesn't have any print newspaper subscriptions in place.