Members of the RTE Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed concern about “any diminution” of the RTÉ orchestras amid speculation about a possible merger of the broadcaster’(...)

Michael Colgan: several women who had made allegations against the Gate Theatre’s former director have expressed concern about who will see any submissions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Gate Theatre is offering confidential counselling to former employees who allege that they were sexually harassed or bullied by its former directo(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten should be alarmed by recent comments by a member of the RTÉ Authority to Ivan Yates. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

RTÉ has now formally announced the “review of its provision of orchestral services” that I wrote about in this column last week. The tone of the anno(...)

Humphreys said it was deeply worrying that Michael Colgan, above, could have been “so misguided in respect of what he felt were his freedoms to interact with the women who came forward”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys declined to be drawn on the apology by the former director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan, at the weekend (...)

WB Yeats wearing his signature glasses.

The Yeats family collection – art, antiques, letters and various collectibles associated with Ireland’s best-known 20th-century cultural family – is t(...)

Theatre-maker Grace Dyas called on those who were on the Gate Theatre’s board at the same time as Michael Colgan to step down. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys has announced a number of measures to address sexual harassment and abuse of power in the arts and culture sect(...)

The Gate has set up a confidential email address for anyone who wishes to communicate concerns about experiences they had.

An external inquiry should be established into allegations of sexual harassment and bullying by former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan, Fianna Fá(...)

Curators of Ireland’s national pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition at  Venice Biennale, 2018: Tara Kennedy, Jo Anne Butler, Laurence Lord, Miriam Delaney, Jeffrey Bolhuis, Orla Murphy

The curators of Ireland’s national pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition at next year’s Venice Biennale, 2018, have been announced. Co(...)

Paschal, The Admonisher:  will he become The Paschalator and end up with the banks walking all over him?   Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Some of us have been here before. More than once: tribunal chambers, Oireachtas inquiries, courthouses . . . We wouldn’t be hugely confident about t(...)

 Maurice Manning, chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations with Minister for Culture  Heather Humphreys and Ronan McGreevy, at the launch of the book Centenary in the GPO. Photograph:  Maxwells

How Ireland approaches the commemoration of the Civil War will prove to be a “test of our national maturity”, Dr Maurice Manning, chair of the Expert (...)

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