Plotting her next moves: Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) in Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit. Photograph: Phil Bray/Netflix

Even by 2020 standards, Life Worth Living felt like a gloomy title for the November report of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce. It was a refere(...)

Abbey will host Theatre for One - comprised of six five-minute plays by leading Irish playwrights. File photograph: Ros Kavanagh

A series of “test live performances” will begin next weekend in the National Concert Hall and the Abbey Theatre, the Minister for Arts and Culture Cat(...)

Professional singer Liz Ryan now runs Tea Dance Tunes from home. The National Concert Hall’s Tea Dance Tunes are lively, interactive online concerts of favourite songs and music for people living with dementia, their carers and families. Tea Dance Tunes continues weekly until December 16th. See

The ability of people to adapt their activities to an online format has been one of the most striking phenomena of the Covid-19 pandemic. And while mo(...)

Nanny Nellie’s Panto Telly: Peter Pan, at Cork Opera House last Christmas. Photograph: John Allen/COH

Panto season is a bit different this year, with productions either moving online or, in a few innovative cases, switching to a drive-in format. All th(...)

Shane MacGowan and Nick Cave duet on What a Wonderful World’ in 1992

Nick Cave says the BBC’s decision to censor Fairytale of New York “destroys” the song. In a post for his Red Hand Files newsletter, the Australian si(...)

Séamus Dooley, the NUJ’s Irish secretary, attending the Oireachtas media committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has offered “precious little clarity” on how it will tackle the financial situation at RTÉ and made “no real recognition” of the “tsuna(...)

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes: broadcaster is not financially secure, she told staff. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ will seek 60-70 redundancies when it reopens its voluntary exit scheme in January, director-general Dee Forbes has told staff. The broadcaster wil(...)

Eleanor McEvoy  said the €50 million which has been given to the live music sector marks an “unprecedented” in attitudes to the unfunded sector.  Photograph : Aidan Crawley

Singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy has said she expects musicians and crew to benefit directly from the €50 million allocated to the live music sector i(...)

In 2019, TG4 increased its share of television viewing to 1.84 per cent, making it the sixth most-watched channel in the Republic.

Public service broadcaster TG4 said it was “extremely grateful” for the additional €3.5 million it has received in Budget 2021, its director-general A(...)

Organist Fergal Caulfield rehearsing on stage at NCH for a special performance of Faure’s Requiem dedicated to victims of Covid-19.  Photograph: Mark Stedman

Experiencing the performing arts in Ireland, for now, is mostly online. That isn’t the case in many other countries, which worked to find ways in this(...)

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