Clare Duignan

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Claire Duignan, chairperson of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce, and Minister for Culture and Arts Catherine Martin at the launch of the taskforce’s report last Tuesday. Photograph: Fennell Photography.

This week the taskforce set up to advise on post-Covid recovery for the arts published its recommendations, and they make an interesting read. First, (...)

The crowd at the 3Arena for a Lewis Capaldi concert in March, one of the last events to take place at the venue before Covid-19 forced the industry to shut down. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was one of those Waterford Whispers News headlines that was so sharp you could cut diamonds with it and still have a functioning blade. “Culture Ni(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: both the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) and the Event Production Industry Covid-19 Working Group (Epic) have published their pre-budget submissions. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

In just over three weeks’ time, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath will stand up in t(...)

A European premiere of John Carney’s “Sing Street” opened the 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

The Dublin International Film Festival (Diff) returned to profitability last year despite a sharp decline in sponsorship and box office income. The f(...)

John Carney’s “Sing Street” opened the 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

The Dublin International Film Festival (Diff) saw losses more than quadruple in 2015, a year in which the event ran later than normal, according to ac(...)

Clare Duignan: retired as managing director of RTÉ Radio in 2013

Two non-executive directors have been appointed to the board of The Irish Times Limited. The appointments of Clare Duignan and Rhona Murphy follow t(...)

“I always think there’s a slight problem if you throw a stone into a pool and nothing happens,” said Bob Collins, chairman of the Broadcasting Auth(...)

Moya Doherty (left) with Women on Air chairwoman Caroline Erskine, broadcasters Áine Lawlor and Ursula Halligan and Women on Air founder Margaret E Ward (right), in the grounds of RTÉ. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Women on Air, the campaign group for better gender representation in broadcast media founded by journalist and Clear Ink chief executive Margar(...)

Clare Duignan: "People use their radio like a clock through the day."

The next managing director of RTÉ Radio is likely to have a tricky time putting his or her stamp on its schedules – the medium’s loyal audience(...)

Clare Duignan said she planned to spend more time in her roles in the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and Business to Arts after her contract as managing director of RTÉ Radio ends. Photograph: Frank Miller

Clare Duignan, managing director of RTÉ Radio, has not sought a renewal of her contract and will leave the broadcaster at the end of June. Jim (...)

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