PLR Scheme Announced

Mr. Michael Kitt, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has announced (12th January 2009) that he has recently signed Regulations which provide for a Public Lending Remuneration Scheme in respect of the public library service.

The Scheme, which will be administered by An Chomhairle Leabharlanna (The Library Council) with the co-operation of the local authority library service, will provide that qualifying authors, whose books are loaned by public libraries, will receive remuneration in respect of such loans.

Minister Kitt indicated that he was pleased to have been in a position to sign these Regulations and indicated that An Chomhairle Leabharlanna would shortly announce details of the scheme and arrangements for its operation.