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Payments to be made electronically

Friday, January 7th, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that we can make payments directly into your bank/building society account.

If you wish to submit your Euro account details please see the Payments to authors with Euro Accounts page.

If you wish to submit your UK Sterling account details please see the Payments to author with UK Sterling Accounts page.

PLR Payments and Statements – February 26 Update

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
All registered authors will receive an acknowledgement of registration in the next few days.
If you are resident outside the Republic of Ireland you should also receive, coque huawei nova coque samsung a5 coque iphone 4 coque samsung a70 coque iphone 5 coque samsung a50 in the same envelope, coque iphone 6 coque huawei p8 coque huawei nova coque huawei p8 a notice asking you to tell us how you wish to be payed if you are due a payment for 2009.
There are two choices
Option 1: You may receive a payment through your collecting society – you will be liable for any fees deducted by the collecting society.
Option 2: You may receive a payment by Euro cheque – you will be liable for the bank charges.

The PLR Office has been busy processing payments for PLR Year 2009.

Cheques and statements to authors resident in Ireland were posted on 30th December 2009.

Cheques and statements to authors resident in the UK and other countries were posted on February 26th 2010.

ALCS made Irish PLR payments to authors who chose to be paid via ALCS on February 15th, 2010. Authors will receive their statements from ALCS at the start of March.

Please note that statements are only being sent to authors who are receiving a payment. Please note that statements will only list books that were registered prior to October 9th, 2009. Books registered after that date will be included for PLR year 2010.

Minister encourages authors to register for PLR

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Authors have even more reason to cheer during Library Ireland Week this year, with the announcement that they may now apply to receive payments when their books are borrowed from public libraries.

The Public Lending Remuneration Scheme (PLR) was established at the end of last year with funding provided by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Authors (and illustrators and translators) who register their books with the Library Council, who are managing the scheme, may be eligible to receive a payment each time the book is borrowed from one of the country’s 358 public libraries.

Speaking at the Library Council today [3rd March 2009], Minister of State Michael Kitt, TD, thanked the library services for their co-operation in getting the scheme underway. ‘Public libraries have started providing the Library Council with details of what books they lend each month and I’m delighted that the Library Council is now inviting authors to register for the scheme. The Department is pleased to be able to support writers through the PLR’.

There are 14 million visits to Irish public libraries each year, resulting in 12.5 million loans of books.

Conor Kostick of the Irish Writers’ Union welcomed PLR, remarking that ‘Writers value the role of libraries and will continue to co-operate with librarians in promoting Irish literature. In addition to providing some money to authors, which is always welcome, the PLR scheme will give writers information about where and by whom their books are being read and all authors find that kind of feedback very encouraging’.

Many Irish authors receive PLR payments from the UK, where a scheme has been in operation since 1979.

The Irish Scheme is closely modelled on the UK one, and according to Cllr. Mark Dearey, Chairman of the Library Council, the UK authorities have been of great assistance in the establishment of the scheme here: ‘We have a close working relationship with the PLR office in the UK and I want to thank them for their the advice and support they have given to us’.

Submitting her own registration form at the Library Council, author Éilís Ní Dhuibhne remarked: ‘The part libraries play in disseminating books, often long after they have gone out of print, is crucial. My guess is that libraries will be even more used in the future. That authors will now benefit thanks to the implementation of PLR in Ireland is wonderful.