Victoria McCormack of Macnas, Allianz chief executive Seán McGrath and Business to Arts chief executive Andrew Hetherington at the launch of the awards at Dublin Castle.

More than €13 million was spent by corporate sponsors on arts, festivals and music sponsorship in the 12 months ending May 2018. That’s according to(...)

Andrew Hetherington, Business to Arts chief executive; Music Generation student Aibhlínn Doheny from Portlaoise; Sean McGrath, Allianz chief executive; and Rosaleen Molloy, Music Generation national director.

BNP Paribas, Bank of America and Hennessy were among the winners at the annual Allianz Business to Arts awards, which recognise businesses, artists an(...)

“Giselle” by Akram Khan:  Business to Arts panel acknowledged a significant amount of uncertainty as Brexit continues to unfold. Photograph: Laurent Liotardo

Irish arts and cultural organisations may be adept at replacing musicians when someone in a band gets sick, or moving outdoor productions inside when (...)

Pictured at this year’s Allianz Business to Arts Awards were Andrew Hetherington, chief executive Business to Arts; Sean McGrath, chief executive, Allianz Ireland; Laura Lynch, head of segments at Bank of Ireland; Richie Boucher chief executive of Bank of Ireland and the Junk Kouture winner (centre), Mariusz Malon (18) from Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Dublin’s Dean Hotel and Accenture were among the businesses recognised Monday for their partnerships with the arts. More than €6.5 million was spent (...)

Allianz chief executive Seán McGrath, RTÉ director general Dee Forbes and Business to Arts chief executive Andrew Hetherington. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Businesses from An Post to Bank of Ireland and Cartoon Saloon have been recognised for their work with the arts in the annual Business to Arts awards.(...)

Aoife Scott, left, whose debut album appeared on Fund It, with her cousins Danny O’Reilly and Róisín O in Kilmainham Gaol as part of RTÉ’s 1916 commemorations.

Irish crowdfunding website Fund It turned five last week, and its success to date ensured that the anniversary was an occasion worth celebrating. Si(...)

 Tony Keohane, chairman of Repak:  the group  has undergone a major corporate governance overhaul since the removal in 2013 of its former chief executive, Andrew Hetherington. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Repak, the company licensed by the State to operate a statutory recycling scheme for industry, has been told by the Government to build up a “continge(...)

A chief executive received more than £1million in unauthorised salary bonuses and pension payments, it has been claimed at the High Court. Andrew Heth(...)

Projects on Fundit have a 73 per cent success rate, and 94 per cent of projects come from first-time creators, while 59 per cent of all pledges come from first-time funders.

Fundit, an Irish crowdfunding platform for creative ideas, has reached €3 million in pledges to 1,000 projects. Since its launch in 2011, more than 53(...)

The Willis Clan from Nashville, Tennessee, performing in a previous year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan. Photograph: Alan Betson

With “cuts” being the most uttered word in the arts sector, festivals have continued to look to private funders to make their events happen. But sp(...)

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