The Irish Times reported that hundreds of thousands of land records are to be destroyed once they have been transferred to an electronic system. The majority of the records date from the 1970’s, but some are more than 100 years old. How short sighted of the Irish authorities not to recognise the value to historians of this material. Let’s hope there is an outcry in the Emerald Isle and that these documents are transferred to the National Archives in Dublin.
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