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# arts - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Arts sector: €50m support for live events announced in Budget 2021

Michael McGrath said Covid has had a “devastating impact” on arts, cultural and sporting activities.

# arts - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Opinion: Self-publishing your own book is an achievable dream

Self-published author Seán Brennan has some simple advice for anyone who feels it’s time to write that book they’ve been thinking about.

# arts - Friday 18 September, 2020

'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 - Thursday 17 September, 2020

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know

The PUP will move from two rates of payment to three rates, and the top rate is being reduced.

# arts - Thursday 10 September, 2020

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 - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced

Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.

# arts - Sunday 6 September, 2020

'We'd hoped that by September things would improve': Arts festivals grapple with the impact of the coronavirus

The organisers of three festivals spoke to us about how they’ve been coping – and what it means for the future.

# arts - Monday 31 August, 2020

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.

# arts - Sunday 30 August, 2020

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.

# arts - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Latest: Music venues can 'place query with Department' on whether 50 people are allowed at events

Yet another statement on the matter has been issued by the Department of Culture this evening.

# arts - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Limited to 6 people: Government statement says strict rules now apply to indoor cultural events

The outdoor limit is 15 people.

# arts - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic

A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.

# arts - Saturday 27 June, 2020

‘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.

# arts - Friday 12 June, 2020

Kids bored at home? This children's art festival shares classes and events online

“We just want to really encourage people to make, and to create,” Margarita Cappock of Dublin City Council said.

# 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

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.

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