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A proposal to combine the resources of the National Library of Ireland and Trinity College Library Dublin was considered by the Irish government in 1960 but rejected on the advice of the Roman Catholic hierarchy. This article recounts the story.
Grimes, B.: Will Not Be Heard of Again: a Proposal to Combine the Resources of the National Library and Trinity College Library. Long Room: Ireland's journal for the history of the book, Vol. 46, 2001.