Hannah Kiely

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 Poet Mary O’Malley who, with colleague Rita Ann Higgins, is calling for artists to take charge of the programming. “I have had the sense for some time that even to question the arts bureaucracy is regarded as a failure of loyalty, and a lot of artists feel very isolated,” she says.

Galway’s European Capital of Culture project secured no sponsorship in the first half of this year and spent almost €130,000 on “professional”, legal (...)

Máire Geoghegan Quinn resigned from Galway 2020 three weeks ago. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project has lost another board member with the resignation of former EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. (...)

  Celebrations in July 2016 when it was announced Galway was  to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project has lost a key board member with confirmation that John Crumlish, Galway International Arts Festival(...)

 Garry Hynes, the Druid Theatre’s artistic director, says the theatre company had been forced to pull out due to the Galway 2020 project’s “loss of time, significant budget cuts and communication issues”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Galway’s Druid Theatre is withdrawing its major international production from the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme. Druid’s artistic(...)

July 2016: then minister  for arts Heather Humphreys  with members of the Galway team who won the European Capital of Culture for 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mirrored pavilions designed by artist John Gerrard that merge the land, sky and riverscapes of Connemara, Galway’s Corrib and Spain’s Santander ... A (...)

Páraic Breathnach’s remit includes hosting the annual Cúirt international literary festival, which is not in the 2020 bid book.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway Arts Centre director Páraic Breathnach has called for the resignation of the chair of the Galway 2020 European city of culture board and the im(...)

The chief executive of Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 Hannah Kiely  has announced she is stepping down.

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project is in further turmoil over the loss of its chief executive, Hannah Kiely. The development comes ju(...)

Galway 2020: the city beat Dublin, Limerick and the Three Sisters cities of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford to become European Capital of Culture

When a group of artists in this year’s European Capital of Culture, the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, wanted to make a point about lack of community engag(...)

Chris Baldwin: stepped down as  creative director of Galway 2020. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The Galway 2020 European city of culture board intends to appoint a replacement for its creative director in July, according to its chief executive. (...)

Galway 2020 chief executive Hannah Kiely was invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday of Galway City Council’s strategic policy committee with responsibility for the arts but was unavailable.

A former Galway city mayor has said that there is a “confidence crisis” over the future of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project. Fine (...)

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