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Animal rights groups welcome cut in funding for animal circuses
# Big Tops
# Big Tops

Animal rights groups welcome cut in funding for animal circuses

Jan 16th 2015, 7:00 AM 5,913 Views 32 Comments

Which is €15,000 less than last year.

"We're fighting for it": Artists transform derelict building - now they're in danger of losing it
# Cork City
# Cork City

"We're fighting for it": Artists transform derelict building - now they're in danger of losing it

Dec 16th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,432 Views 11 Comments

NAMA own the location, and it is now on the market.

It's been Ireland's City of Culture, now Limerick is bidding to be Europe's
# Tourism
# Tourism

It's been Ireland's City of Culture, now Limerick is bidding to be Europe's

Nov 5th 2014, 5:24 PM 9,170 Views 27 Comments

They are not the only Irish city interested though…

Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?
# Irish Film
# Irish Film

Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?

Oct 14th 2014, 6:15 PM 4,536 Views 1 Comment

More films? More film stars?

Video: 'At the time, there were few plays that expressed what I was thinking'
# Theatre
# Theatre

Video: 'At the time, there were few plays that expressed what I was thinking'

Sep 4th 2014, 5:38 PM 104 Views 2 Comments

Steve Berkoff is recognisable to many as Victor Maitland from Beverly Hills Cop, or Colonel Podovsky in Rambo – but there’s much more to this writer and actor.

Gaeltacht Minister shows Irish classes are paying off with 'as gaeilge' radio performance
# Smugairle Roin
# Smugairle Roin

Gaeltacht Minister shows Irish classes are paying off with 'as gaeilge' radio performance

Aug 29th 2014, 10:56 AM 8,344 Views 37 Comments

Minister of State Joe McHugh showed that his intensive summer language courses had paid off in an interview on Raidio na Gaeltachta.

'Great sadness' as Waterford's Red Kettle Theatre Company closes
# Arts Funding
# Arts Funding

'Great sadness' as Waterford's Red Kettle Theatre Company closes

Aug 15th 2014, 10:35 AM 8,301 Views 15 Comments

There will be several job losses as a result of the closure.

Heather Humphreys battles pirates to bring Culture Night news to the masses
# Ahoy Matey
# Ahoy Matey

Heather Humphreys battles pirates to bring Culture Night news to the masses

Aug 14th 2014, 12:04 PM 8,526 Views 13 Comments

The national event will take place on Friday 19 September.

New Gaeltacht minister: No, I haven't started Irish lessons yet
# Cúpla Focail
# Cúpla Focail

New Gaeltacht minister: No, I haven't started Irish lessons yet

Aug 14th 2014, 11:40 AM 16,585 Views 132 Comments

Heather Humphreys, the senior minister at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has admitted her command of the language isn’t the best.

NCAD's decision not to replace a furnace 'tells a bigger story about arts funding'
# Glassblowing
# Glassblowing

NCAD's decision not to replace a furnace 'tells a bigger story about arts funding'

Jun 26th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,397 Views 32 Comments

The college has not had capital investment in four years.

Column: Never waste the lessons of a good recession – capitalise on creative vision
# Arts And Business
# Arts And Business

Column: Never waste the lessons of a good recession – capitalise on creative vision

Apr 21st 2014, 8:30 AM 38 Views 4 Comments

Communities and economies thrive on creative thought and vision – our dancers, writers, thinkers, performers, artists create so much return on the small investments made in them.

Gardaí still carrying out "extensive investigations" over killing of white-tailed eagle
# Rare Bird
# Rare Bird

Gardaí still carrying out "extensive investigations" over killing of white-tailed eagle

Apr 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 14,009 Views 47 Comments

A post-mortem carried out on the male eagle confirmed it had been hit with around 50 shotgun pellets.

Column: Cinema's enduring fascination with mental disorders can be a force for good
# Mental Health In Film
# Mental Health In Film

Column: Cinema's enduring fascination with mental disorders can be a force for good

Apr 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 2,272 Views 18 Comments

Negative and inaccurate depictions of those living with mental health problems has led to misunderstanding and fear, but there is hope on the horizon.

Video column: The priest – a tribute Fr Peter McVerry
# Dublin
# Dublin

Video column: The priest – a tribute Fr Peter McVerry

Apr 13th 2014, 7:31 PM 264 Views 15 Comments

As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan paint a picture of the characters of the capital.

New Censorship Board being put together...solely to deal with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'
# X Rated
# X Rated

New Censorship Board being put together...solely to deal with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

Mar 18th 2014, 1:03 PM 16,539 Views 21 Comments

The board have not met since June 2008 and its future is being considered by the Government.

3,000 people sign petition to save Moore Street's Paris Bakery
# Demolition
# Demolition

3,000 people sign petition to save Moore Street's Paris Bakery

Feb 17th 2014, 4:11 PM 24,450 Views 75 Comments

A room on the premises that has been boarded up for years is being inspected today to see if there are elements relating to the 1916 Rising present.

Exchange Dublin 'suspended' because of anti-social behaviour says Temple Bar Cultural Trust
# Frank Exchange
# Frank Exchange

Exchange Dublin 'suspended' because of anti-social behaviour says Temple Bar Cultural Trust

Jan 29th 2014, 5:50 PM 20,355 Views 43 Comments

An upsurge in anti-social behaviour, including a ‘serious assault’ led to the all-ages space being removed from their Temple Bar home, it has been said.

‘Thou shalt not laugh’: Bible play banned in Northern Ireland
# Holy Show
# Holy Show

‘Thou shalt not laugh’: Bible play banned in Northern Ireland

Jan 24th 2014, 10:49 PM 16,486 Views 136 Comments

A play that was dubbed ‘blasphemous’ has been pulled from a council-run theatre.

Column: Irish art and culture is being failed by lazy, inept leadership
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish art and culture is being failed by lazy, inept leadership

Jan 22nd 2014, 1:29 PM 107 Views 42 Comments

Our Arts minister is unable to represent his department with any real knowledge, and is therefore failing to exploit what could be a multi-billion euro industry, writes Eoin Lynch.

These amazing rare photos of Limerick, Clare and Kerry are to go on display
# Limerick City Of Culture
# Limerick City Of Culture

These amazing rare photos of Limerick, Clare and Kerry are to go on display

Jan 14th 2014, 11:45 AM 17,722 Views 20 Comments

A German-born professional photographer captured Limerick from 1910 until the 60s and his work is going on display.

Technology saving major works in National Gallery
# Preserve Us
# Preserve Us

Technology saving major works in National Gallery

Jan 11th 2014, 10:15 AM 5,446 Views 3 Comments

Priceless art collection preserved for future through latest conservation methods.

Former artistic director of Limerick National City of Culture backs new appointment
# Limerick City Of Culture
# Limerick City Of Culture

Former artistic director of Limerick National City of Culture backs new appointment

Jan 7th 2014, 10:29 PM 6,810 Views 10 Comments

Karl Wallace has said that Mike Fitzpatrick’s appointment will ensure that “arts and culture are once more front and centre”.

Deenihan: 'Limerick City of Culture should move forward in a calm and measured way'
# Limerick City Of Culture
# Limerick City Of Culture

Deenihan: 'Limerick City of Culture should move forward in a calm and measured way'

Jan 7th 2014, 2:58 PM 4,324 Views 21 Comments

The Minister for Arts said he met with board members and local art groups.

Column: Limerick City of Culture must not be allowed to fail
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Limerick City of Culture must not be allowed to fail

Jan 5th 2014, 7:14 PM 45 Views 44 Comments

The City of Culture is a very important and valuable project for Limerick – and it can still be a success. But there are considerable issues and concerns to be addressed first, writes Sandra McLellan TD.

First Fortnight: "We can't just make people talk about mental health issues"
# First Fortnight
# First Fortnight

First Fortnight: "We can't just make people talk about mental health issues"

Jan 2nd 2014, 3:42 PM 9,493 Views 17 Comments

First Fortnight is an arts festival that wants to encourage us to think and talk about mental health. Here’s how.

The Week in Photos: Breaking through
# Top Pics
# Top Pics

The Week in Photos: Breaking through

Dec 14th 2013, 6:30 PM 9,427 Views 2 Comments

Pushing out, gathering speed, breaking out.

This man is turning fog horns, sirens and a cherry picker into performance art
# Ignite
# Ignite

This man is turning fog horns, sirens and a cherry picker into performance art

Dec 7th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,801 Views 5 Comments

Jez Colborne is the winner of one of the Arts & Disability Ireland’s lucrative commissions.

A kettle, a hammer, an Ouch Pouch: the painful secrets of making a ballet shoe fit
# No Princesses
# No Princesses

A kettle, a hammer, an Ouch Pouch: the painful secrets of making a ballet shoe fit

Nov 24th 2013, 5:30 PM 17,507 Views 8 Comments

Ballet Ireland’s Zoe Ashe Brown on ‘breaking in’ a pair of pointe slippers. We weren’t expecting that.

The Week in Photos: Autumnal
# Pics
# Pics

The Week in Photos: Autumnal

Nov 23rd 2013, 6:30 PM 15,086 Views 6 Comments

Russets, reds and rubies.

£11 million contract for Belfast's Lyric Theatre was "rigged and manipulated"
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

£11 million contract for Belfast's Lyric Theatre was "rigged and manipulated"

Nov 13th 2013, 11:57 AM 5,664 Views 17 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee in the North says that the rebuilding of the theatre was “significantly flawed”, with the most expensive tender being chosen.

The Week in Photos: Grey Matter
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The Week in Photos: Grey Matter

Nov 9th 2013, 6:30 PM 12,778 Views 9 Comments

This is the week that was, in photos…

Column: Funding to the Arts can’t be stretched any further
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Funding to the Arts can’t be stretched any further

Oct 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 113 Views 61 Comments

The direct impact of the arts on the Irish economy is a good one. So surely an intelligent economic strategy would support this area, rather than starve it? writes Eoin Lynch.

Enda Kenny's poetic tribute to Seamus Heaney is quite moving
# RIP
# RIP

Enda Kenny's poetic tribute to Seamus Heaney is quite moving

Sep 24th 2013, 6:24 PM 14,734 Views 68 Comments

He (or his speechwriter) wrote an elegiac homily to the late Nobel laureate poet that evokes Heaney’s Mid-Term Break.

Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630,000
# Boards
# Boards

Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630,000

Sep 14th 2013, 8:15 AM 2,889 Views 10 Comments

A statutory nine-person body is to replace the boards of the National Library and National Museum and Jimmy Deenihan says that it will be more efficient and streamlined.

Kite-flying isn't all bad... as long as they are real kites
# In Pics
# In Pics

Kite-flying isn't all bad... as long as they are real kites

Sep 7th 2013, 10:00 AM 6,607 Views 8 Comments

Feeling worn down by pre-Budget kite-flying? Take a break with fun from a Bristol fest this week.

GAA fans asked to get in on the act(ing)
# Calling The Hill
# Calling The Hill

GAA fans asked to get in on the act(ing)

Sep 3rd 2013, 9:45 PM 8,815 Views 4 Comments

Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 wants volunteers to take the terrace, sorry – stage, for performance piece about fandom.

17 tell-tale signs someone studied Arts at college
# Ulysses
From The Daily Edge
# Ulysses

17 tell-tale signs someone studied Arts at college

Aug 19th 2013, 6:00 PM 30,588 Views 72 Comments

Greek and Roman Civilisations. So handy.

Column: Women on Screen – must we stay on the fringes of film?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Women on Screen – must we stay on the fringes of film?

Aug 18th 2013, 7:30 PM 132 Views 89 Comments

Women have been pushed out of meaningful roles by Hollywood, which is focusing on mass-market appeal at the box office. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, writes Deirdre McMahon.

New art exhibition will be accessible to blind audiences
# Art
# Art

New art exhibition will be accessible to blind audiences

Aug 10th 2013, 8:45 AM 3,551 Views 2 Comments

New technology will describe an art exhibition at the Kilkenny Arts Festival to visually impaired members of the public.

Limerick offers new subsidised homes to artists
# Arts
# Arts

Limerick offers new subsidised homes to artists

Aug 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 8,059 Views 51 Comments

The project from the Limerick Arts Officel will see selected artists moving into six apartments in John’s Square in the city’s cultural quarter.