Catherine Martin

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Caitríona Ní Chualáin, presenter of TG4 programme for primary school children Cúla4 ar Scoil, which began in April when schools were closed.

TG4’s public funding will be boosted by an additional €1.9 million this year to cover expenditure related to Covid-19. Minister for Tourism, Culture,(...)

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 (...)

 Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin: deserves credit.   Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Anecdotally, there appears to be widespread confusion among the public as to the reasoning behind the Budget 2021 cut in tourism’s VAT rate to 9 per c(...)

Almost €6m in funding in the 2021 budget has been allocated to the 2027 Ryder Cup at Adare Manor. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Funding of almost €6 million has been allocated in the 2021 budget to meet existing commitments to Ireland’s hosting of the Ryder Cup 2027 in Adare Ma(...)

People  eating outdoors in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

After seven months of anguish for the hospitality and tourism sector, interspersed with bouts of intense lobbying and loud criticism of official polic(...)

Roderic O’Gorman: he  was able to announce significant increases in funding for the child agency Tusla, and also for direct provision. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The budget, one that deeply involved the Green Party, is probably the greenest in recent history but that is an unsurprising element of an extraordina(...)

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(...)

Green tea Taoiseach Micheál Martin was sorely disappointed with Nphet but determined to move on in a renewed spirit of working together for the sake of the nation. File photograph: The Irish Times

Their approach to business may have been different but there was no doubt this week that the Taoiseach and Tánaiste were fuming over Sunday night’s le(...)

Social Democrats TD  Gary Gannon:  Claimed the Arts Council advertised a tender for communications advice and many major creative agencies applied and it cost them “into the tens of thousands in time, commitments and production”.

The cancellation by the Arts Council of a tendering process it issued four months ago for communications advice should be independently investigated, (...)

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan will shortly bring an amended version of the Climate Action Bill before the Dail which will establish a legally binding 2050 target for zero emissions and introduce a requirement for the government to adopt a series of three economy-wide carbon budgets. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Green Party conference last weekend passed off without incident and it appears that, for now at least, it has left behind the discord and division(...)

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