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Transformative vision would include a move away from large footprint in an expensive Dublin suburb. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ’s current miserable predicament is reminiscent of one of those novels about decaying gentry in post-war England. You know the sort of thing. Trapp(...)

Two of the pieces, by Louis le Brocquy, were commissioned by the State-owned public broadcaster.

RTÉ has denied an allegation that it will pay art auctioneers Sotheby’s 25 per cent commission to sell five arts works at public auction in November. (...)

 Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan boasted that the overall increase in her department’s budget “at a time of prudent budgetary management reflects the government’s commitment in supporting Irish arts and artists”, but  artists might see it otherwise. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

On the day that the new chairman of the Arts Council, Kevin Rafter, in an interview in this newspaper, expressed his hope of a 10 per cent funding ris(...)

Woman Reading, Roderic O’Conor, €30,000-€50,000 Adam’s

From childhood, art has captivated the collector Patrick Murphy, but it was in the early 1960s, at a Fleadh Cheoil in Enniscorthy, that his passion fo(...)

Leo Varadkar at U2’s Croke Park concert in 2017: artists and performers still haven’t found what they’re looking for from the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke

The rule of 72 is a method used in finance to roughly calculate the annual percentage increase needed to double a sum of money within a set time. It t(...)

Theo Dorgan and Cormac Breathnach. Photograph: Alan Betson

“We were all walking out into new ground,” poet Theo Dorgan says of the making of Loco por Lorca, a celebration of the great Spanish poet, which embra(...)

Arts Council chairman Kevin Rafter: welcomed the increase in its budget. File photograph: Alan Betson

The National Campaign for the Arts has said it is “devastated” by Budget 2020 and feels that the sector is being left behind again. The body, which r(...)

Niall Vallely: ‘I decided not to sit down and write charts and arrangements, and trusted that it would be more about these individuals playing music together than trying to get everybody to fit into some vision that I had’

When concertina player Niall Vallely premiered his provocative new Sounds Like Freedom project at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in August, the night was (...)

Jillian van Turnhout: the former senator has been appointed to the Arts Council. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, today announced three new appointments to the Arts Council: Jillian Van Turnhout, M(...)

In Northern Ireland last year, the PSNI recorded 2,036 sexual offences against under 18s; 472 of these were against children.

In the small playground of St Paul’s Primary School in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh the boisterous sound of children playing fills the air. Children in (...)

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