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Singer Christy Moore, said pandemic had turned his life ‘upside down and inside out’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Singer Christy Moore has said Minister for Arts Catherine Martin should “risk the [party] whip” in standing up for the rights of live performers. Mo(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the sector is ‘rightly demanding certainty and timelines around that certainty’. Photograph: Gareth ChaneyCollins

A roadmap for the reopening of the live events sector will be produced by the end of the month, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. (...)

Minister for Culture Catherine Martin met representatives of the music industry. They  are pressing the Government to name a date for the return of live music. File photograph: The Irish Times

Green Party Minister for Culture Catherine Martin has told representatives of the music industry that her attempts at inclusion on the coronavirus Cab(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys said she had spoken to musicians and members of the entertainment industry directly and “they have explained that this would make life easier for them when it comes to one-off gigs”. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Musicians and performers are among self-employed workers set to benefit from an increase in earnings they will allowed to make before their pandemic u(...)

MEAI has already warned that things are so bad for some in the industry that they are having to sell off their instruments.

A group representing some of Ireland’s best known musicians has posted a video online calling for the Government to restore the pandemic unemployment (...)

Niamh Kavanagh  at a dress rehearsal for the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, in May 2010. File photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

In the parallel universe that used to be our former lives, Electric Picnic would have been taking place last weekend. The absence of live music is a(...)