John Crumlish

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Aideen McGinley, chairwoman of Galway 2020, said a new chair with different skill sets would be best placed to take the project forward. File photograph: Trevor McBride

The controversial Galway 2020 European capital of culture project is due to be hit with another resignation as its chairwoman Aideen McGinley has sign(...)

 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 (...)

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

Arts producers working with the controversial Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project have said they held “very constructive and positive” tal(...)

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. (...)

Flaming Lips at the Big Top  started by releasing massive balloons into the crowd while covering ‘Space Oddity’ in a zorb, which then surfed the crowd.

It’s a warm, damp night in the city, and they’re everywhere. Why are so many people in Galway wandering around wearing red fezzes? Have they taken ove(...)

The Museum of the Moon installation near Lynch’s Castle on Shop Street, Galway.

The run of otherworldy Irish summer weather broke just in time for the start of the Galway International Arts Festival opening, allowing for a soft-da(...)

Galway International Arts Festival: Stanley Townsend stars in Paul Muldoon’s Incantata

World premieres of Paul Muldoon’s Incantata, two new plays, by Sonya Kelly and Cristin Kehoe, from Druid, and a new theatre installation from Enda Wal(...)

Alcohol sponsorship: Oliver Elhotz performing with the Clare Sands trio at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

For better or worse, regular attendees of festivals, concerts and cultural events in Ireland know it is almost impossible to avoid the presence of alc(...)

Galway International Arts Festival: Ulster Bank and Dogpatch Labs are to develop digital tools for the festival. photograph: joe o’shaughnessy Galway International Arts Festival: Ulster Bank and Dogpatch Labs are to develop digital tools for the festival.   Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Galway International Arts Festival, which kicks off today, is expected to inject more than €20 million into the local economy, with organisers hop(...)

Catalan rampoline master Max Calaf Seve performing at the Spanish Parade for the Galway Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Saturday was one of the heatwave barnstormers we have come to expect from July 2013. Yesterday morning came up muggy and cloudy. But if there were fe(...)