Google abandoned its plans to digitise huge numbers of newspapers a couple of years ago. However, the results of its original efforts are still online, in the form of a searchable archive of 60 million pages from some of the world's best-known newspapers (and some little-known ones too). The scans go right back to the 1800s, and offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.
So if you're into history, or just curious to see whether anyone you know was mentioned in a newspaper in recent years, head to http://news.google.com/newspapers and see what you can find.
The papers can be read by using the + symbol at the top of each paper that's opened to zoom in closer to the text.
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Literacy in Ireland
In the past literacy was considered to be the ability to read and write. Today the meaning of literacy has changed to reflect changes in society and the skills needed by individuals to participate fully in society. It involves listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy and using everyday technology to communicate and handle information.
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