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#Catherine Martin

# catherine-martin - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Pubs, nightclubs and cafes to be given up to €10,000 to host entertainment at 'off-peak' times
# Gigs
# Gigs

Pubs, nightclubs and cafes to be given up to €10,000 to host entertainment at 'off-peak' times

Jun 21st 2022, 2:27 PM 23,359 Views 15 Comments

The Night-Time Economy Support Scheme (NTESS) has been established to support off-peak entertainment.

# catherine-martin - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

€10.5 million allocated to BAI for climate action, live music and Irish language broadcasting
# Bai
# Bai

€10.5 million allocated to BAI for climate action, live music and Irish language broadcasting

May 4th 2022, 2:58 PM 9,354 Views 13 Comments

The funding was announced by Culture Minister Catherine Martin today.

# catherine-martin - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

Joint bid to host Euro 2028 by Ireland and UK backed by Government
# Euro 2028 Bid
# Euro 2028 Bid

Joint bid to host Euro 2028 by Ireland and UK backed by Government

Mar 22nd 2022, 7:15 PM 9,068 Views 11 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin and Minister Jack Chambers sought approval from Cabinet this morning to send a letter of support.

# catherine-martin - Monday 24 January, 2022

Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established

Jan 24th 2022, 10:48 AM 8,667 Views 12 Comments

It follows the publication of the new Online Safety and Media Regulation bill earlier this month.

# catherine-martin - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

National Symphony Orchestra set to transfer from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall
# Orchestral Manoeuvres
# Orchestral Manoeuvres

National Symphony Orchestra set to transfer from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall

Jan 19th 2022, 5:34 PM 15,169 Views 16 Comments

The three RTÉ choirs, the Philharmonic Choir, Cór Linn and Cór na nÓg, will also transfer to the National Concert Hall from 24 January.

# catherine-martin - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says

Jan 16th 2022, 8:10 AM 14,641 Views 25 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking at an academic conference marking 100 years since the handing over of Dublin Castle by the British.

Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today

Jan 16th 2022, 7:45 AM 14,411 Views 14 Comments

On 16 January 1922 at 1.45pm, the Viceroy of Ireland formally handed over power.

# catherine-martin - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Minister says Online Safety Bill has 'real teeth' but campaigners highlight lack of complaints procedure
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Minister says Online Safety Bill has 'real teeth' but campaigners highlight lack of complaints procedure

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 5:25 PM 14,004 Views 12 Comments

An Online Safety Commissioner is set to be recruited to enforce the new regulations.

Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms

Jan 12th 2022, 6:45 AM 19,820 Views 26 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin will also bring a memo seeking to publish the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

# catherine-martin - Monday 20 December, 2021

Rugby players use government meeting to press for 'genuine cultural change' in IRFU
# Game Change
From The42
# Game Change

Rugby players use government meeting to press for 'genuine cultural change' in IRFU

Dec 20th 2021, 12:36 PM 11,006 Views 10 Comments

Four player representatives welcome ‘very positive and constructive’ meeting with government ministers.

# catherine-martin - Monday 13 December, 2021

Irish government seeks meeting with IRFU after letter from women's players
# Ministers
From The42
# Ministers

Irish government seeks meeting with IRFU after letter from women's players

Dec 13th 2021, 7:03 PM 5,784 Views 11 Comments

Ministers Martin and Chambers are considering the letter with “the upmost seriousness.”

# catherine-martin - 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 8,978 Views 11 Comments

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

# catherine-martin - Monday 6 December, 2021

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 6:58 PM 29,165 Views 29 Comments
  • 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.

# catherine-martin - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan

Nov 27th 2021, 6:13 PM 13,989 Views 51 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan spoke at the party’s national convention this evening.

# catherine-martin - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Sinn Féin seeks to outlaw the 'blacklisting' of journalists by media organisations
# Media Ownership
# Media Ownership

Sinn Féin seeks to outlaw the 'blacklisting' of journalists by media organisations

Oct 7th 2021, 6:41 PM 18,279 Views 32 Comments

The proposal follows on from the ban of Irish Times staff appearing on Newstalk in 2017.

# catherine-martin - Friday 1 October, 2021

Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister
# Winter Holidays
# Winter Holidays

Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister

Oct 1st 2021, 9:55 AM 16,583 Views 23 Comments

The Stay and Spend scheme was under utilised due to the continuous Covid-19 restrictions, said Minister Catherine Martin.

# catherine-martin - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

New plan could lead to ‘rebirth’ of Irish nightlife, says minister
# Nightlife
# Nightlife

New plan could lead to ‘rebirth’ of Irish nightlife, says minister

Sep 15th 2021, 8:14 PM 26,350 Views 31 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin said the plan was about ‘taking back our nights’.

# catherine-martin - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

These 38 locations are being given funding to develop permanent outdoor dining structures
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

These 38 locations are being given funding to develop permanent outdoor dining structures

Sep 8th 2021, 10:10 PM 95,859 Views 57 Comments

Fáilte Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme opened for applications in March 2021.

# catherine-martin - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Trial nightclub event expected to have crowd capacity of 60%
# In The Club
# In The Club

Trial nightclub event expected to have crowd capacity of 60%

Sep 2nd 2021, 2:52 PM 15,197 Views 18 Comments

Attendees will be expected to produce a negative anitgen test before the event.

# catherine-martin - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet live event reps next week as pressure mounts to reopen entertainment sector
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet live event reps next week as pressure mounts to reopen entertainment sector

Aug 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,043 Views 5 Comments

Government has said it will follow through with its commitments to provide a comprehensive plan for the sector.

# catherine-martin - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 3:15 PM 49,390 Views 61 Comments

Cabinet will meet next week to sign off on a reopening plan.

# catherine-martin - 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 24,116 Views 24 Comments

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

# catherine-martin - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

People who have had Covid-19 will be able to contact a call centre to get a recovery certificate
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

People who have had Covid-19 will be able to contact a call centre to get a recovery certificate

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 4:40 PM 34,361 Views 41 Comments

There was some confusion between ministers earlier today over what role GPs would play.

# catherine-martin - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Anjelica Huston writes to Minister for Arts to save James Joyce's 'House of the Dead'
# House Of The Dead
# House Of The Dead

Anjelica Huston writes to Minister for Arts to save James Joyce's 'House of the Dead'

Jun 16th 2021, 1:25 PM 11,346 Views 7 Comments

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.

# catherine-martin - 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 39,929 Views 42 Comments

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

# catherine-martin - Friday 21 May, 2021

Tourism in rural Ireland set to thrive this summer, but cities will suffer, Fáilte Ireland says
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourism in rural Ireland set to thrive this summer, but cities will suffer, Fáilte Ireland says

May 21st 2021, 9:29 PM 23,469 Views 31 Comments

Fáilte Ireland say rural destinations are offering the outdoor attractions people are seeking in light of the pandemic.

# catherine-martin - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
# Summertime
# Summertime

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer

Apr 20th 2021, 4:47 PM 11,292 Views 8 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.

# catherine-martin - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 9:02 PM 56,463 Views 61 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that it is “increasingly evident that outdoor dining is much safer than indoor”.

# catherine-martin - Monday 5 April, 2021

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93
# Music
# Music

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93

Apr 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 24,691 Views 9 Comments

Dr Dunne also trained some of Ireland’s best known classical singers.

# catherine-martin - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?

Mar 25th 2021, 6:34 PM 21,379 Views 26 Comments

A row about a Seanad by-election has stolen attention away from a big political win – here’s why.

# catherine-martin - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Government of the view ex-Guardian editor should remain on at the Future of Media Commission
# Maria Cahill
# Maria Cahill

Government of the view ex-Guardian editor should remain on at the Future of Media Commission

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 6:57 PM 16,346 Views 0 Comments

The members of the Commission have said they “unanimously support the continued membership of Alan Rusbridger on the Commission”.

Details of €50 million pandemic funding for live performance sector announced
# Covid Impact
# Covid Impact

Details of €50 million pandemic funding for live performance sector announced

Mar 9th 2021, 3:09 PM 9,104 Views 15 Comments

The fund was originally announced in the budget last October.

# catherine-martin - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
# Interview
# Interview

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister

Dec 24th 2020, 6:30 PM 23,489 Views 31 Comments

Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.

# catherine-martin - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal
# CETA
# CETA

Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal

Dec 16th 2020, 3:15 PM 11,371 Views 31 Comments

Party membership has been told that ratifying the controversial EU-Canada trade deal is “politically important” with Brexit looming.

# catherine-martin - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Test live performances of music and theatre to take place in Dublin venues starting next week
# Live Performances
# Live Performances

Test live performances of music and theatre to take place in Dublin venues starting next week

Dec 13th 2020, 6:04 PM 15,917 Views 12 Comments

The Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce recommended that cultural venues be reassessed under the government’s five-level plan.

# catherine-martin - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Which sports events should be free-to-air in Ireland? The public are being asked to have their say
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

Which sports events should be free-to-air in Ireland? The public are being asked to have their say

Dec 10th 2020, 3:30 PM 14,251 Views 32 Comments

A public consultation will last until January.

# catherine-martin - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Management in tech firms based in Ireland could face prosecution if harmful content is not removed
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Management in tech firms based in Ireland could face prosecution if harmful content is not removed

Dec 9th 2020, 4:06 PM 7,916 Views 8 Comments

A new bill will target online sites which feature criminal content, cyber-bullying, self-harm or suicide.

# catherine-martin - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Government's Covid plan could be 'tweaked' to allow arts and entertainment venues open safely, says minister
# Attendance Numbers
# Attendance Numbers

Government's Covid plan could be 'tweaked' to allow arts and entertainment venues open safely, says minister

Nov 17th 2020, 4:45 PM 12,605 Views 5 Comments

An arts task force says the Living with Covid plan requires an urgent review.

Basic income scheme for arts and culture sector could benefit 55,000 workers
# Arts And Culture
# Arts And Culture

Basic income scheme for arts and culture sector could benefit 55,000 workers

Nov 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,854 Views 21 Comments

A basic income scheme for the arts and culture sector will be discussed by ministers at Cabinet today.

# catherine-martin - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Talks ongoing about holding large sporting events and concerts under Level 1 and 2
# Matches And Gigs
# Matches And Gigs

Talks ongoing about holding large sporting events and concerts under Level 1 and 2

Oct 14th 2020, 7:00 PM 20,032 Views 14 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin says she hopes some smaller live performances will take place before Christmas.

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