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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Catherine Martin

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# Coronavirus
People who have had Covid-19 will be able to contact a call centre to get a recovery certificate
There was some confusion between ministers earlier today over what role GPs would play.
# house of the dead
Anjelica Huston writes to Minister for Arts to save James Joyce's 'House of the Dead'
The house was the setting for James Joyce’s short story ‘The Dead’ and is set to be turned into a 54-bed tourist hostel.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you attend a test live event in June?
Concerts, comedy and theatre might start a phased return next month.
# Tourism
Tourism in rural Ireland set to thrive this summer, but cities will suffer, Fáilte Ireland says
Fáilte Ireland say rural destinations are offering the outdoor attractions people are seeking in light of the pandemic.
# Summertime
Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.
# Tourism
Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
Leo Varadkar said that it is “increasingly evident that outdoor dining is much safer than indoor”.
# Music
President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93
Dr Dunne also trained some of Ireland’s best known classical singers.
# Explainer
Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?
A row about a Seanad by-election has stolen attention away from a big political win – here’s why.
# maria cahill
Government of the view ex-Guardian editor should remain on at the Future of Media Commission
The members of the Commission have said they “unanimously support the continued membership of Alan Rusbridger on the Commission”.
# covid impact
Details of €50 million pandemic funding for live performance sector announced
The fund was originally announced in the budget last October.
# Interview
Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.
Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal
Party membership has been told that ratifying the controversial EU-Canada trade deal is “politically important” with Brexit looming.
# live performances
Test live performances of music and theatre to take place in Dublin venues starting next week
The Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce recommended that cultural venues be reassessed under the government’s five-level plan.
# public consultation
Which sports events should be free-to-air in Ireland? The public are being asked to have their say
A public consultation will last until January.
# Online Safety
Management in tech firms based in Ireland could face prosecution if harmful content is not removed
A new bill will target online sites which feature criminal content, cyber-bullying, self-harm or suicide.
# attendance numbers
Government's Covid plan could be 'tweaked' to allow arts and entertainment venues open safely, says minister
An arts task force says the Living with Covid plan requires an urgent review.
# arts and culture
Basic income scheme for arts and culture sector could benefit 55,000 workers
A basic income scheme for the arts and culture sector will be discussed by ministers at Cabinet today.
# matches and gigs
Talks ongoing about holding large sporting events and concerts under Level 1 and 2
Minister Catherine Martin says she hopes some smaller live performances will take place before Christmas.
# Green Party
Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling
The Green Party leader was addressing his party’s national convention.
# rural ireland
Green Party 'must keep fighting' for green change around the Cabinet table, says Catherine Martin
The Green Party’s online convention is taking place today, with the theme ‘Ours For the Making’.
# Arts
Martin announces establishment of arts and culture recovery taskforce
It will report to Minister Martin by 31 October to provide the government with an action plan for the sector.
# Arts
€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced
Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.
# Sport
Minister to meet with sports bodies to discuss Covid-19 restrictions
Catherine Martin will meet with representatives from the GAA, FAI and the IRFU today.
# ban on booze
Ban on alcohol at gigs under consideration in a bid to allow music events resume
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and Minister for Arts Catherine Martin are meeting artists today.
# Dublin
Culture Minister asked to intervene in controversial removal of slave statues from outside Shelbourne Hotel
Four bronze statues depicting two Nubian princesses from the lower Nile and their slave girls holding torches were recently removed.
# Green Party
The green vote: The victor in the Green Party leadership battle will be announced tonight
Counting will begin this morning with a result expected between 2pm and 3pm.
# Green Party
Will it be Ryan or Martin? Voting closes in the Green Party's leadership contest
Counting will begin tomorrow morning with a result expected between 2pm and 3pm.
# Leadership Race
Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin make final pitches to be leader in Green Party hustings
Experience is a ‘valuable attribute’ but it should not be a ‘prerequisite’ to be the leader, said Martin
# Green Party hustings
Green leadership race: Martin warns against over-hyping experience; Ryan says Greens' last stint in government wasn't all bad
Candidates were asked about growing the party, the challenges to being in government and the Phoenix Park.
# diversity and inclusion
'Missed opportunity' to promote women - Catherine Martin criticises Greens' cabinet appointments
While Minister Martin respects those appointed, she would’ve liked to see a woman promoted.
# hustings
Green Party contest kicks off as Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin make their pitches to be leader
Ryan and Martin said they would bring down the government if Green policies are not delivered.
# choices
Eamon Ryan confirms Green Party leadership contest will go ahead online
Party rules dictate a leadership contest has to take place within six months of a general election.
# Catherine Martin
‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry
Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.
# new lineup
In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers
The new ministerial lineup has been confirmed.
# Crunch time
'That's the Green way': Catherine Martin says party will accept if members vote against government deal
Catherine Martin is calling on Green Party members to back the deal to go into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.
# greens in government
Green Party division on entering government laid bare as party concludes online convention
About 2,600 members of the Green Party registered to watch the online convention.
# Green Party
Catherine Martin will challenge Eamon Ryan for the Green Party leadership
Eamon Ryan has already stated he will contest the election.
# Eamon Ryan
Catherine Martin will give 'serious consideration' to contesting the Green Party leadership
While the party talks about entering government, it has another battle on its hands.
# government formation
'Disturbing': War of words breaks out between the Greens and FG over 7% emissions target
A new government could be a while away as emissions targets becomes a stumbling block.
# Coalition talks
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan doesn't see the numbers on the left for 'a stable government'
Ryan says a government is needed that will last for ‘three or four years’.