Angela Dorgan

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After decades of neglect, sidelining and lip-service, the arts have at last “been embraced as an intrinsic part of Irish society, no longer outliers”, said Angela Dorgan, chair of the National Campaign for the Arts. Minister for Culture Catherine Martin deserves credit. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

‘This sickness doth infect the very lifeblood of our enterprise” – words spoken by Hotspur ( Henry Percy ) in Henry IV and written by Shakespeare, an (...)

 Angela Dorgan . Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cuts to the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) have generated fear and panic among artists, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The National Campaig(...)

Angela Dorgan, chairwoman of the National Campaign for the Arts group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cuts to the top rate of the pandemic unemployment payment to €300 a week have been described as “hugely disappointing” by arts campaigners and Opposit(...)

The possibility of music venues reopening for events if they did not serve alcohol has been raised.

Arts campaigners have said they are “hopeful” socially distanced music events and gigs will be able to be held in the near future, following a meeting(...)

The hustings, with all major parties represented at Project Arts Centre in Dublin was hosted by the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) coalition

One of the recurring issues at the Election 2020 arts hustings was the precarious nature of working in the arts, including the difficulty in accessing(...)

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(...)

Fontaines DC. Photograph: Visionhaus/Getty

Are you getting your recommended daily dose of Irish music? Have you ever wondered why Irish radio stations don’t play more Irish music? (Ed Sheeran’s(...)

  Martin Hayes, Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan  and actress Denise Gough, opening the inaugural Culture Ireland Global Ireland 2025 Conference Photograph: Julien Behal

At the Global Ireland culture conference in Dublin Castle on Thursday, which looked at how to increase Ireland’s global footprint through culture, one(...)

 Robert Ballagh:  his assertion that “practically every national cultural institution is being managed by an outsider” is “incorrect”, said a spokesperson for Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for the Irish Times

The Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan, has said she “very much regrets” the nationality of the directors of the Abbey Theatre being highlighted in(...)

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has an extra €36 million in 2019, an increase of 12 per cent on 2018. Capital expenditure accoun(...)

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