Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be “zero change” in spending on the arts as a result of Budget 2015, according to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltach t. The (...)

The arts in general and our cultural institutions in particular have been done great harm through the scale of cuts in State funding in recent years, (...)

Art at work: Heather Humphreys in her office with a painting by Steven Mannion Farrell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Since the surprise appointment of Heather Humphreys as Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in July’s Cabinet reshuffle, art-world luminar(...)

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Writers’ incomes made headlines this summer. When the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, a UK organisation that gathers and distributes roy(...)

Louis Lovett in “The House That Jack Filled” (Theatre Lovett) as part of last year’s  Dublin Theatre Festival.

The Dublin Theatre Festival’s finances staged a mini-revival last year in spite of a 41 per cent decline in ticket sales, according to accounts just f(...)

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20 Butler Court, 31 Lower Ormond Quay Get them right, and apartments can be marvelous – not the depressing badly built boxes of the boom, but w(...)

The Willis Clan from Nashville, Tennessee, performing in a previous year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan. Photograph: Alan Betson

With “cuts” being the most uttered word in the arts sector, festivals have continued to look to private funders to make their events happen. But sp(...)

Susan O’Shea and Ciara O’Callaghan with cast members at rehearsals for “The Four Euclids of Squid and The Festival of Imagination and Wild Fancy” presented byThe Little Red Kettle, at Garter Lane, Waterford, in 2000. Photograph: Eric Luke

Confirmation that Waterford’s Red Kettle Theatre Company is to go into liquidation has been greeted with shock. The news emerged yesterday that the c(...)

 Julian Gough: In return for a pledge of $1 or more, donors were offered a PDF of his as-yet-unpublished short story Harvest, which was shortlisted for the €15,000 Davy Byrnes award earlier this year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Berlin-based Irish novelist Julian Gough raised more than $2,000 (€1,500) from fans in just a few hours yesterday through an online project he hopes (...)

Former RTÉ head of drama and ‘Dear Daughter’ producer Louis Lentin died last night at the age of 80 after a sudden illness. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former RTÉ head of drama and ‘Dear Daughter’ producer Louis Lentin died last night at the age of 80 after a sudden illness.Mr Lentin worked for RTÉ fr(...)