Public Lending Remuneration Scheme Payments Down 8.66%
The 2010 figures represent an average of €68.89 per author compared with €75.93 per author for 2009. Only four authors received the maximum payment of €3,000 for 2010 one less than for 2009. The rate-per-loan for 2010 was 8.88 cent 36.35% lower than the figure for 2009 of 13.93 cent.
Commenting on the second year of PLR, Senator Mark Dearey, Chairman of The Library Council, stated that the Council was delighted to manage the PLR scheme and thanked the country’s public library services for their co-operation in providing the loans data. PLR is funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.
10,011 authors resident in thirty-two countries were registered for Irish PLR in 2010