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Former Gate Theatre artistic director Michael Colgan has been accused of bullying. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Gate Theatre has asked theatre professionals “for their forbearance and to reserve judgment until the completion” of its review into allegations (...)

Maria McGrann, soprano, with pianist Aoife O’Sullivan, at the Opera Marathon in City Hall Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“If opera was a cake, for the middle there’d be some jam or something so there was always a part on the inside that gets you.” Children giving their v(...)

The coming year may decide the fate of one, if not both, RTÉ orchestras. Photograph: Frank Miller
A test of political will

The great English poet and artist William Blake once declared: “Let it be no more said that the States encourage Arts; for it is the Arts that encoura(...)

Charities regulator John Farrell. He says “charity” has become important much-needed work done by ordinary people.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is among 12 State bodies that may lose their charitable status in 2018, the charities regulator has said. However,(...)

The Abbey Theatre will receive €7 million for its 2018 programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Barring postal delays, arts organisations across the country should discover this morning whether their applications for funding next year have been s(...)

Course selection can come down to running your options through a process of elimination.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Career guidance teachers have all sorts of tools and techniques to help young people figure out what they want to do after college. But what about sta(...)

Russborough House is  currently closed for urgent electrical and other works. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Alfred Beit Foundation has reached an agreement with the British Revenue Commissioners, the Arts Council of England and the UK culture secretary K(...)

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minster for Culture Josepha Madigan, and Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture Youth and Sport at the inaugural Creative Ireland Forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwell

National cultural institutions and infrastructure such as the National Library and Abbey Theatre can expect to see their biggest capital investment si(...)

Fergus Sheil: artistic director of Irish National Opera.   Photograph: Alan Betson

The new Irish National Opera company (INO), created as the result of an Arts Council initiative earlier this year, has announced its first appointment(...)

RTÉ producer Moya Doherty at her office on Capel Street: “I’d love to have been a poet but I don’t have the talent.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Long before her time at RTÉ or Riverdance, before all the fame and fortune, adulation and success that later came her way, Moya Doherty discovered the(...)

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