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# arts - Friday 17 September, 2021

Culture Night promises a 'national moment' as events take place across the country
# Culture Night 2021
# Culture Night 2021

Culture Night promises a 'national moment' as events take place across the country

Sep 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,505 Views 6 Comments

Here are some of the highlights from tonight’s national event.

# arts - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival returning this year after being cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020
# It's Back
# It's Back

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival returning this year after being cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020

Sep 8th 2021, 5:23 PM 14,175 Views 18 Comments

The festival is set to take place over the bank holiday weekend from 22 to 25 October.

# arts - Saturday 14 August, 2021

'We need a plan': Live events are happening in Ireland - but it's not all plain sailing
# Live Events
# Live Events

'We need a plan': Live events are happening in Ireland - but it's not all plain sailing

Aug 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,854 Views 7 Comments

We speak to promoters and venues putting on gigs in the new era of live performance.

# arts - Friday 11 June, 2021

Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 2:29 PM 11,196 Views 24 Comments

Arts programmer Naoise Nunn looks at why it’s important the arts are funded – and valued.

# arts - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
# Live Music
# Live Music

Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'

May 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,392 Views 44 Comments
  • The chair of the Musicians' Union of Ireland has described the latest guidance as "outrageous", write Orla Dwyer and Christina Finn.
  • Government sources have indicated that the Fáilte Ireland guidelines could be modified during the summer.
  • Minister Catherine Martin said every restriction is guided by public health advice.

# arts - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,124 Views 57 Comments

The creative sector was badly hit by the pandemic and has most to benefit from a Universal Basic Income pilot, write the Arts Minister.

# arts - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Arts sector: €50m support for live events announced in Budget 2021
# Arts
# Arts

Arts sector: €50m support for live events announced in Budget 2021

Oct 13th 2020, 3:51 PM 13,035 Views 11 Comments

Michael McGrath said Covid has had a “devastating impact” on arts, cultural and sporting activities.

# arts - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Opinion: Self-publishing your own book is an achievable dream
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Opinion: Self-publishing your own book is an achievable dream

Sep 27th 2020, 8:00 PM 25,353 Views 8 Comments

Self-published author Seán Brennan has some simple advice for anyone who feels it’s time to write that book they’ve been thinking about.

# arts - Friday 18 September, 2020

'Creative lifeblood of Ireland': Events industry pens open letter on impact of Covid-19 on the sector
# Live Events
# Live Events

'Creative lifeblood of Ireland': Events industry pens open letter on impact of Covid-19 on the sector

Sep 18th 2020, 8:52 AM 13,635 Views 27 Comments

The open letter is part of the national awareness week for the live entertainment and event industry in Ireland.

# arts - Thursday 17 September, 2020

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know

Sep 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 46,522 Views 22 Comments

The PUP will move from two rates of payment to three rates, and the top rate is being reduced.

# arts - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Martin announces establishment of arts and culture recovery taskforce
# Arts
# Arts

Martin announces establishment of arts and culture recovery taskforce

Sep 10th 2020, 10:07 PM 12,285 Views 16 Comments

It will report to Minister Martin by 31 October to provide the government with an action plan for the sector.

# arts - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced
# Arts
# Arts

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced

Sep 9th 2020, 7:54 PM 21,135 Views 7 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.

# arts - Sunday 6 September, 2020

'We'd hoped that by September things would improve': Arts festivals grapple with the impact of the coronavirus
# Arts
# Arts

'We'd hoped that by September things would improve': Arts festivals grapple with the impact of the coronavirus

Sep 6th 2020, 9:30 AM 19,747 Views 2 Comments

The organisers of three festivals spoke to us about how they’ve been coping – and what it means for the future.

# arts - Monday 31 August, 2020

Ban on alcohol at gigs under consideration in a bid to allow music events resume
# Ban On Booze
# Ban On Booze

Ban on alcohol at gigs under consideration in a bid to allow music events resume

Aug 31st 2020, 2:15 PM 18,784 Views 54 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and Minister for Arts Catherine Martin are meeting artists today.

# arts - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Campaign group to seek NPHET's 'specific concerns' about live events in meeting with Health Minister
# Mixed Messaging
# Mixed Messaging

Campaign group to seek NPHET's 'specific concerns' about live events in meeting with Health Minister

Aug 30th 2020, 8:15 AM 35,270 Views 34 Comments

Confusion arose earlier this month following conflicting messages on numbers permitted at cultural events.

# arts - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Latest: Music venues can 'place query with Department' on whether 50 people are allowed at events
# Confusing
# Confusing

Latest: Music venues can 'place query with Department' on whether 50 people are allowed at events

Updated Aug 20th 2020, 6:50 PM 93,439 Views 76 Comments

Yet another statement on the matter has been issued by the Department of Culture this evening.

# arts - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Limited to 6 people: Government statement says strict rules now apply to indoor cultural events
# Arts Venues
# Arts Venues

Limited to 6 people: Government statement says strict rules now apply to indoor cultural events

Updated Aug 19th 2020, 11:24 PM 86,952 Views 90 Comments

The outdoor limit is 15 people.

# arts - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic
# Bleak Outlook
# Bleak Outlook

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic

Jun 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,585 Views 37 Comments

A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.

# arts - Saturday 27 June, 2020

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry

Jun 27th 2020, 10:53 PM 70,038 Views 88 Comments

Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.

# arts - Friday 12 June, 2020

Kids bored at home? This children's art festival shares classes and events online
# Criunniú Na Nóg
# Criunniú Na Nóg

Kids bored at home? This children's art festival shares classes and events online

Jun 12th 2020, 6:10 AM 9,202 Views 1 Comment

“We just want to really encourage people to make, and to create,” Margarita Cappock of Dublin City Council said.

# arts - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'It was incredible to witness': RTÉ documentary shows the power of the arts for young children
# Creative Kids
# Creative Kids

'It was incredible to witness': RTÉ documentary shows the power of the arts for young children

May 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 18,038 Views 4 Comments

It follows the launch of the creative programme in Irish schools last year.

# arts - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'There isn't a bleak enough word to say how bleak it is now': Artists grapple with impact of coronavirus crisis
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'There isn't a bleak enough word to say how bleak it is now': Artists grapple with impact of coronavirus crisis

Apr 16th 2020, 8:00 AM 19,181 Views 29 Comments

People working in the arts say the current situation has placed huge financial pressure on them.

# arts - Friday 3 April, 2020

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus
# Funding
# Funding

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus

Apr 3rd 2020, 6:08 PM 31,691 Views 64 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.

# arts - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'Overwhelming number' of applications to fund for Irish creators in need due to coronavirus
# Civic Theatre
# Civic Theatre

'Overwhelming number' of applications to fund for Irish creators in need due to coronavirus

Mar 21st 2020, 8:30 AM 37,525 Views 8 Comments

The fund was set up by the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, Dublin.

# arts - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home'

Feb 1st 2020, 6:00 PM 22,049 Views 14 Comments

Two women and dancers, Nicola Curry and Liz Roche, explore their own stories of growing up on both sides of the border.

# arts - Saturday 7 September, 2019

'What was Zeus playing at?': A tour with a difference is hoping to get more people into art
# Frayed
# Frayed

'What was Zeus playing at?': A tour with a difference is hoping to get more people into art

Sep 7th 2019, 10:30 AM 8,732 Views 2 Comments

It’s part of a new arts festival taking place in Dublin next week.

# arts - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Event guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend
# Events
# Events

Event guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend

Aug 10th 2019, 9:00 AM 12,920 Views 7 Comments

A goat fair and a Cavan food festival are just some of the events taking place.

# arts - Saturday 3 August, 2019

'From the outside it looks like everything's great, but there's still a lot to do': The film festival that celebrates Ireland's LGBT community
# Gaze Festival
# Gaze Festival

'From the outside it looks like everything's great, but there's still a lot to do': The film festival that celebrates Ireland's LGBT community

Aug 3rd 2019, 6:30 AM 22,543 Views 29 Comments

The festival’s curator talks us through its highlights.

# arts - Friday 26 July, 2019

Plans for €110m Parnell Square cultural quarter facing major setback over lack of funding
# Arts
# Arts

Plans for €110m Parnell Square cultural quarter facing major setback over lack of funding

Jul 26th 2019, 9:27 AM 16,145 Views 34 Comments

The cost of the library was originally estimated to cost €60m but has since increased to €80m according to the latest reports.

# arts - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun
# Electrolyte
# Electrolyte

A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun

May 21st 2019, 7:30 PM 6,600 Views 2 Comments

A new work opens tonight in the Axis theatre.

# arts - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Government considering staggered closing times and 'night mayors' to enhance Irish nightlife
# City Culture
# City Culture

Government considering staggered closing times and 'night mayors' to enhance Irish nightlife

May 8th 2019, 7:23 PM 36,503 Views 54 Comments

The minister has suggested a night mayor for cities such as Dublin could be beneficial.

# arts - Sunday 3 March, 2019

John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'
# The Luckiest Guy Alive
# The Luckiest Guy Alive

John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:00 PM 22,062 Views 16 Comments

The godfather of British performance poetry will embark on an Irish tour in March and April.

# arts - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community
# UK
# UK

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community

Jan 30th 2019, 9:11 PM 11,458 Views 21 Comments

The centre first opened in 1955 to meet the needs of new Irish emigrants to the English capital.

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'
# Complaint
# Complaint

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'

Jan 30th 2019, 5:49 PM 7,225 Views 7 Comments

That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.

# arts - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world
# Singing For Survival
# Singing For Survival

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world

Dec 27th 2018, 6:00 PM 9,957 Views 9 Comments

The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.

# arts - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?

Dec 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 21,426 Views 54 Comments

‘I’m really not a fan of hiring someone because they have or have not got a disability and I, for one, would not like to be hired for a job on that basis,’ writes filmmaker Paddy Slattery.

# arts - Saturday 1 December, 2018

'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'
# Improv
# Improv

'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'

Dec 1st 2018, 6:30 PM 18,585 Views 3 Comments

Improvisers from all over the world are performing in Dublin this week.

# arts - Saturday 13 October, 2018

An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store
# Imram
# Imram

An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store

Oct 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 10,179 Views 10 Comments

IMRAM, the Irish language literature festival, is taking place in multiple venues around Dublin from Monday.

# arts - Monday 9 July, 2018

Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies
# Waking The Feminists
# Waking The Feminists

Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies

Jul 9th 2018, 9:14 AM 13,284 Views 73 Comments

The move comes after 18 months of work following the Waking the Feminists movement.

# arts - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair
# Delinquent Season
# Delinquent Season

'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair

Apr 29th 2018, 10:34 AM 39,874 Views 5 Comments

Writer and director Mark O’Rowe’s latest film is the next chapter in a diverse and lauded career.

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