MEAI has already warned that things are so bad for some in the industry that they are having to sell off their instruments.

A group representing some of Ireland’s best known musicians has posted a video online calling for the Government to restore the pandemic unemployment (...)

Minister for Media,  Arts, Culture and Sport Catherine Martin: Did she sanity-check Government decisions or was she even consulted? Photograph: Daniel MacDonald

When Catherine Martin was appointed Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht seven weeks ago, scepticism was expressed in s(...)

Fans look on from outside the ground during the Waterford SHC quarter-final, at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, on Sunday, before new restrictions on attendance. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA, like other sports bodies, is trying to finalise the impact of this week’s coronavirus restrictions by the Government on their activities. Tha(...)

Catherine Martin, newly appointed Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sports and the Gaeltacht, receives her seal of office from President Michael D Higgins in June. Photograph: Maxwells

How on earth can you be Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht? As a coalition of briefs within a coalition Government, u(...)

Green Party deputy leader  Catherine Martin was appointed as Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed that what most people think of as the Department of Arts has changed its name again. The Department of Cult(...)

Leaving Cert grades are due to be issued as close as possible to the traditional date in mid-August. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Secondary schools are due to begin sending calculated grades for more than 60,000 Leaving Cert students to the Department of Education from this week.(...)

The UK introduced a 2% ‘Digital Services Tax’ last month. File photograph: Getty

Technology giants should be subject to a 6 per cent “windfall tax”, with the money going towards a rescue package for the embattled Irish media indust(...)

Jimmy Lawless, grandson of Séamus Lawless who was murdered by the Black and Tans in January 1920, at the spot he was killed on Bridge Street, Balbriggan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jimmy Lawless has plastic bags and boxes of old certificates and yellowing photographs of his grandfather Séamus Lawless, who was killed by the Black (...)

Sheila Pratschke has now dealt with three ministers and has shown herself unafraid to wade into the fray when necessary. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

So is this a valedictory conversation we’re having, I ask Arts Council chair Sheila Pratschke as we sit down with coffee and biscuits in the council’s(...)

Public money has been used to build a bar, restaurant and cinema for a private company to make a profit, the Public Accounts Committee (Pac) has heard(...)

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