‘What does Heather Humphreys really think about the boards of cultural institutions and the arts in general? I have no idea.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There’s no such thing as bad publicity, they say. Leopold Stokowski, one of the great individualists among conductors, put it another way: never mi(...)

Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan told City of Culture organisers that funding would not be decided until budget. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Limerick City of Culture ran into “serious cash-flow problems” only weeks before it opened in January. Internal (...)

Limerick: Lead-in time of 18 months far too short to organise a year-long festival. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

When a group steering the reorganisation of Limerick met Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan in April 2012, they came armed with a big idea. (...)

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THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Minister for Arts: Jimmy Deenihan would be more exercised by the turf cutters in Kilteevan than the funded arts sector. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Emblazoned across many of the capital’s buses are the words “The Abbey Theatre, living in the moment for 110 years”. It seems the Abbey is having anot(...)