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# Events

Last year
# Your Say
Poll: When was the last time you went to a live music event?
New funding has been announced for over 2,000 night time events.
Culture Night 2022: Highlights across the country, from art to dance to queer history
Here are some of the highlights.
# Test Yourself
QUIZ: How well do you know these surprising overlaps in history?
Frank Sinatra could’ve seen the first four seasons of Friends you know.
# Culture
Push to recruit events staff as industry tries to keep up with post-Covid demand
Last weekend, some event attendees reported lengthy waits in queues for food or drink.
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# covid latest
Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.
# Your story
Work in the live events or nightlife industry? Tell us how the Covid-19 restrictions have affected you
We want to hear your stories about how the restrictions since March 2020 have impacted your work life.
# Nightclubs
Pubs will not need to use ticketing system for seated performances, department confirms
All nightclub events must be ticketed from next week, but bars and pubs with live music are exempted if people are seated.
# culture night 2021
Culture Night promises a 'national moment' as events take place across the country
Here are some of the highlights from tonight’s national event.
# Your Say
Poll: What are you most looking forward to once all Covid-19 restrictions are lifted?
The final restrictions are due to be eased in the next two months.
# events industry
Public transport to return to full capacity next week ahead of return to offices and schools
Minister Eamon Ryan said that young people were likely to return to offices first.
# Heritage Week
From dark skies to Dublin's lost prisons: Sixteen events to check out this National Heritage Week
The annual heritage week takes a hybrid approach this year, with events in-person and online.
# live events
'We need a plan': Live events are happening in Ireland - but it's not all plain sailing
We speak to promoters and venues putting on gigs in the new era of live performance.
# Live Music
Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication
“We were told that there would be no further restrictions lifted until September.”
# Covid-19
Lifting restrictions on mass gatherings must happen 'cautiously and gradually', NPHET told
HIQA has advised NPHET on the measures needed to allow large gatherings to happen safely.
# Coronavirus
'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later
It’s been a year since Varadkar’s Washington speech, and many people have been out of work for almost 12 months.
It's been a year since the Taoiseach's speech from Washington
Pubs shut a few days later, and many have remained closed for the past 12 months
Workers in the most affected industries are hoping for brighter days ahead, but are realistic about short-term prospects
24 hours that changed everything: An oral history
Why the start of the pandemic might feel like a million years ago rather than just one
# mass vaccination
Events industry offers help with mass vaccination rollout
An events representative group has written to officials to offer support with planning and delivering the rollout.
# Decade of Centenaries
UK government to spend £3 million marking Northern Ireland centenary
Boris Johnson said the centenary needed to be marked “sensitively”.
# christmas events
Event Guide: From festive ferris wheels to virtual concerts - some things to do in the next while
A selection of events taking place this weekend and beyond.
# resale
Ticket sales companies raise concern over timing of ticket touting bill due to effect of pandemic on events sector
The bill proposes to ban the above price resale of tickets for live events.
# Events
Event Guide: Some online and real-world things to do over the next while
With the country now under Level 3 restrictions, some events are moving offline.
# Events
Event Guide: Here are some online and in-person events to keep you busy this week
Looking for something fun to do?
# Highlights
Culture Night: Highlights from the North and border counties
Our guide in the run up to tonight’s nationwide event.
# live events
'Creative lifeblood of Ireland': Events industry pens open letter on impact of Covid-19 on the sector
The open letter is part of the national awareness week for the live entertainment and event industry in Ireland.
# 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.
# 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.
# mixed messaging
Campaign group to seek NPHET's 'specific concerns' about live events in meeting with Health Minister
Confusion arose earlier this month following conflicting messages on numbers permitted at cultural events.
# Leipzig
Series of concerts held in Germany to study whether large events can safely resume
Only young, healthy volunteers were allowed to attend in a bid to limit infection risks.
# Event Guide
Event Guide: From boxing to Beethoven - here are 5 online and real world events to keep you busy this weekend
Whether you’re looking for something to do online or in person, we have you covered for some fun this weekend.
# arts venues
Limited to 6 people: Government statement says strict rules now apply to indoor cultural events
The outdoor limit is 15 people.
# weekend guide
From painting to canoeing - here are some events to keep you busy this weekend
Whether you’re looking for something to do online or in person, we have you covered for some fun this weekend.
# Fans
Setback for UK sports as Johnson confirms pilots of crowds won't take place
Some 5,000 racegoers had been due to attend the Glorious Goodwood Festival on Saturday.
# online events
Traveller Pride week to be launched today by new Senator Eileen Flynn
The two-week catalogue of events will begin today with a live streamed launch.
# Premier League Preview
Jason McAteer and The Anfield Wrap's Gareth Roberts will be joining The42 Premier League Preview
And you can too!
NASCAR banning Confederate flag from events
They said ‘runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment’.
# Coronavirus
US Ticketmaster changes refund policy for rescheduled events - but Ireland hasn't followed suit
Refunds are no longer allowed for rescheduled gigs in the USA.
# stay home
From classes with Michael D's yoga teacher to live drag shows - here are some online events to check out this weekend
With people being asked to stay indoors, many entertainment and fitness companies are hosting events online.
# stay home
From bingo to life drawing - here are some online events to keep you busy this weekend
With people being asked to stay indoors, many entertainment and fitness companies are hosting events online.
# festival season
EP announces 2020 line-up as Dublin Comic Con and tech summit postponed amid coronavirus fears
The music and campervan festival, Vantastival, has also been postponed.
# Things To Do
Event Guide: Looking for something to do? Here are some Christmas events this weekend
Whether you want to enjoy a festive show or some Christmas crafts, we’ve got you covered.