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# arts - Saturday 2 May, 2020

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

# arts - Saturday 3 August, 2019

# arts - Friday 26 July, 2019

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

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

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

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 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

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

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'

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

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?

‘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?'

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, 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

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

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

# arts - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

# arts - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Long-delayed state-of-the-art €8 million cinema in Galway to finally open its doors this week

The cinema will feature three screens, a bar and café.

# arts - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock'

Going to gigs or performances when you have a disability shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We find out more at the launch of Arts and Disability Ireland’s latest strategy.

# arts - Friday 1 September, 2017

Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic

How to get there, some of our recommendations, and what kind of weather you should prepare for…

# arts - Monday 17 April, 2017

Cruinniú na Cásca: Hundreds of thousands attend Ireland's newest cultural festival

Cruinniú na Cásca attracted some 550,000 people to events around the country.

# arts - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Easter holidays have begun and here's what's happening around the country

A quick round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the next week.

# arts - Friday 3 March, 2017

iTunes visionary praises Irish pledge to give all children access to arts and coding

Project to roll out free tuition in arts, drama, music and coding is attracting international attention.

# arts - Monday 13 February, 2017

These are the 56 arts and culture centres that will benefit from €9 million in funding

Over 85% of the funding is going to projects outside Dublin.

# arts - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Russborough House is getting thousands in public funding for the first time in years

In recent years the popular tourist attraction, constructed in the mid 1700s and located close to the Blessington Lakes, has faced funding difficulties.

# arts - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Writer and 'rare public intellectual' Anthony Cronin has died RIP

Writer and 'rare public intellectual' Anthony Cronin has died

He was 88 years old and is survived by his wife and daughter.

# arts - Monday 19 December, 2016

Government delays the sale of Pearse's last surrender letter

The letter was added to the Register of Cultural Objects last Friday evening, which will delay the sale for a year.

# arts - Saturday 10 December, 2016

'Another great loss to Irish letters' - John Montague dies aged 87 RIP

'Another great loss to Irish letters' - John Montague dies aged 87

He passed away at his home in Nice and it is expected he will be laid to rest in Tyrone.

# arts - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

# arts - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Paris has finally opened its first-ever Oscar Wilde exhibition

The writer died in the French capital.

# arts - Friday 8 July, 2016

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine Commemorations This post contains a poll

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

# arts - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Dublin City Council set to ban backing tracks for buskers - but amplifiers are ok

Backing tracks are seen as a means of assisting (or even replacing) a performance.

# arts - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%? Heritage This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%?

People are calling for a minimum spend.

# arts - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Heaney's attic study to be recreated in former RUC station in Derry

It’s for a new arts centre which will open in his name in Bellaghy.

# arts - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

RTÉ had another 'Riverdance moment' last night

Centenary, which gathered together some of Ireland’s most talented musicians and performers, gave everyone goosebumps.

# arts - Saturday 5 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 18 things all Irish arts students know to be true Arts Degree

18 things all Irish arts students know to be true


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