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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Preservation

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'If we've done our job well you shouldn't know we've done anything at all': Preserving books that are thousands of years old
We visited the labs of the Chester Beatty Library where they work on preparing items for display.
'Ireland makes headlines in Norway when a white-tailed eagle is killed here'
The Norwegian government donated 15 white-tailed eagles to Ireland in 2007, in an attempt to reintroduce the species here.
Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections
Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.
Revamped Stella Cinema could be open by the end of July
The cinema will have a cocktail bar and you can order food to your seat.
Shrinking Himalayan glaciers have been granted status of 'living entities'
An Indian court made the decision because the glaciers were “losing their very existence”.
Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat
The native Indonesian monkeys are eaten by locals who compare them to ‘wild boar or dog’.
Once extinct white-tailed eagle chicks fly the nest in three counties
This year is the most successful to date with a total of six chicks in Kerry, Cork and Galway.
Did the Star Wars filming actually cause any damage to Skellig Michael?
A couple of minor incidents were recorded.
A 3,000-year-old wooden roadway in Westmeath could be destroyed
An Taisce consider the structure in Westmeath a major archaeological monument.
Conserving some of Ireland's most historical houses and churches cost €15m this year
A total of 540 projects benefited from funding .
France has a plan to save the endangered Great Hamster of Alsace
The hamster has been protected legally since 1993 but their numbers have dropped to as low as 161 in 2007.
Ever wanted to sleep in a lighthouse? Cutbacks might make it impossible
Restored buildings managed by the Landmark Trust are in danger following funding cuts.
Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive
These top tips from National Library of Ireland’s conservation expert could help you hold onto family memories for longer.
This brown panda is one of only five in the world
Qizai is the only one in captivity.
Kildare locals question why old Quaker school was delisted and is due to be demolished
Locals are fighting to preserve the historic 18th century building which is being redeveloped by the food giant Glanbia.
Poll: Would you like to see the 1916 site at Moore Street preserved?
Let us know what you think…
Deenihan to undertake assessment of Moore Street 1916 site
Proposed plans for a shopping mall that would include a commemorative centre cannot go ahead without ministerial consent.
Bog body found in Co Laois could be that of sacrificed king
The National Museum of Ireland’s head of antiquities says further examination of the human remains would reveal more details about their life and social status.