Angelica Santander  (left) and Marie Linotte, members of Barabbas Theatre Company which took part in the 2011 Clonmel Junction Festival  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Irish Arts Festivals Archive aims to show festival-makers’ response to Covid-19 Over the past 40 years, arts festivals have become an integr(...)

A file image of a group of harpists taking part in an open air concert on the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin. Unesco has recognised Irish harping as part of the world’s ‘living heritage’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Unesco has recognised Irish harping as part of the world’s “living heritage” and added it to a list that seeks to safeguard and raise awareness of cul(...)

Incoming chair of the Arts Council Sheila Pratschke  was most recently the director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sheila Pratschke is to be the new chair of the Arts Council, as announced yesterday by Minster for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan. She succeeds Pat Moylan, w(...)