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#live events

# live-events - Friday 17 December, 2021

Indoor events to end at 8pm and reduced capacity for concerts, cinema and sporting events from Monday
# Indoor Events
# Indoor Events

Indoor events to end at 8pm and reduced capacity for concerts, cinema and sporting events from Monday

Dec 17th 2021, 6:22 PM 27,464 Views 29 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

# live-events - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Minister announces €50 million boost for live entertainment with extra €3 million for pantos
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

Minister announces €50 million boost for live entertainment with extra €3 million for pantos

Dec 8th 2021, 3:22 PM 8,983 Views 11 Comments

Leo Varadkar said a decision will be made today or tomorrow on a support scheme for businesses affected by new restrictions.

# live-events - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

Oct 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 44,747 Views 31 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

# live-events - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

First cuts to Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates take effect from today
# Income Support
# Income Support

First cuts to Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates take effect from today

Sep 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 44,825 Views 19 Comments

Students who have been availing of the scheme will receive their final payments today.

# live-events - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Gigs to return next week with 60% indoor limit - but no full return of nightclubs until late October
# Live Events
# Live Events

Gigs to return next week with 60% indoor limit - but no full return of nightclubs until late October

Aug 31st 2021, 6:27 PM 20,721 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed details of the next phase of reopening society in a speech this evening.

# live-events - Monday 30 August, 2021

Unwinding of Covid-19 restrictions to begin next week, says Minister McGrath
# Live Events
# Live Events

Unwinding of Covid-19 restrictions to begin next week, says Minister McGrath

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 3:15 PM 51,474 Views 49 Comments

The live entertainment industry has expressed anger over a date for reopening not being finalised.

# live-events - Friday 27 August, 2021

Music industry warns of 'ticking time bomb' as PUP cuts set to kick in next month
# Live Events
# Live Events

Music industry warns of 'ticking time bomb' as PUP cuts set to kick in next month

Aug 27th 2021, 3:15 PM 10,066 Views 18 Comments

Today the Cabinet sub-committee is meeting to discuss the roadmap for the next phase of reopening.

# live-events - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

From full steam ahead to cancelled: How are other countries handling concerts and festivals?
# Strike The Right Note
# Strike The Right Note

From full steam ahead to cancelled: How are other countries handling concerts and festivals?

Aug 25th 2021, 4:44 PM 16,930 Views 20 Comments

Pressure is mounting on the government to review the restrictions on live music events in Ireland.

# live-events - Monday 23 August, 2021

Minister wants indoor arts and dance classes back in September in line with schools reopening
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Minister wants indoor arts and dance classes back in September in line with schools reopening

Aug 23rd 2021, 11:30 PM 24,128 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach, Tánasite and the chief medical officer have been invited to attend a meeting with live entertainment reps.

# live-events - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Political pressure grows for live music roadmap by end of August
# Live Events
# Live Events

Political pressure grows for live music roadmap by end of August

Aug 19th 2021, 3:05 PM 10,024 Views 25 Comments

Simon Coveney said today that the sector would have more certainty soon.

# live-events - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Entertainment Industry group 'disappointed' after meeting with Minister
# Keep An Ear Out
# Keep An Ear Out

Entertainment Industry group 'disappointed' after meeting with Minister

Updated Aug 18th 2021, 10:00 PM 40,057 Views 81 Comments

Musicians and entertainers want the government to set a timeline for when live events can return.

# live-events - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year

Aug 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 15,385 Views 44 Comments
  • The majority of people think live music events should go ahead this year, according to a new opinion poll
  • Three in 10 people disagree, citing concerns about Covid-19
  • Younger people are more likely to think concerts should take place, Órla Ryan writes

# live-events - 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 12,955 Views 7 Comments

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

# live-events - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Ticket touts: President signs into law bill banning above price resales
# Rip-off
# Rip-off

Ticket touts: President signs into law bill banning above price resales

Jul 14th 2021, 6:06 PM 19,415 Views 41 Comments

Penalties including a fine of up to €100,000 or up to two years imprisonment face anyone caught defying the Sale of Tickets Bill 2021.

# live-events - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September
# Wellies At The Ready
# Wellies At The Ready

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September

Jun 16th 2021, 2:22 PM 20,067 Views 23 Comments

The three-day festival is set to run from 24 to 26 September.

# live-events - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Electric Picnic creators awarded nearly half a million euro for live summer events
# For The Books
# For The Books

Electric Picnic creators awarded nearly half a million euro for live summer events

Jun 15th 2021, 7:16 PM 16,627 Views 3 Comments

Music, theatre and spoken-word events – plus a musical at Tayto Park – are receiving funding through live performance scheme.

# live-events - Friday 28 May, 2021

Here is the full list of pilot music and sport events confirmed for June and July
# Listen Up
# Listen Up

Here is the full list of pilot music and sport events confirmed for June and July

Updated May 28th 2021, 11:55 PM 19,818 Views 7 Comments

Some large pilot concerts and matches, plus smaller outdoor events, are lined up for next month.

# live-events - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Poll: Would you attend a test live event in June?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you attend a test live event in June?

May 25th 2021, 9:59 AM 39,963 Views 42 Comments

Concerts, comedy and theatre might start a phased return next month.

# live-events - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer
# Live Events
# Live Events

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer

Apr 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 17,269 Views 35 Comments
  • The law - to be approved at Cabinet - will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
  • While there's no imminent return likely for large outdoor events, ministers are hopeful of further easing next month.
  • Stephen Donnelly is also expected to give Cabinet an update on the vaccine rollout at today's meeting.

# live-events - Monday 30 November, 2020

Ticketmaster to remove exclusivity clauses from contracts with venues after agreement with regulator
# Gigs
# Gigs

Ticketmaster to remove exclusivity clauses from contracts with venues after agreement with regulator

Nov 30th 2020, 11:03 AM 12,410 Views 0 Comments

Ticketmaster denied breaching competition law arising from the CCPC’s investigation but has agreed to a number of measures.

# live-events - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Ticketmaster commits to addressing regulator concerns but denies breaching competition law as part of lengthy probe
# Live Events
# Live Events

Ticketmaster commits to addressing regulator concerns but denies breaching competition law as part of lengthy probe

Nov 26th 2020, 9:24 AM 14,211 Views 0 Comments

In 2017, the CCPC began an investigation in relation to the ticket sales and the operation of ticketing services for live events.

# live-events - 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 13,691 Views 27 Comments

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