Josepha Madigan

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 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, the National Ploughing Association director Anna May McHugh,  and chairman of the National Ploughing Association, Denis Keohane. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Higgins must be very keen to keep to his campaign timetable, we mused, as he addressed the crowd at the Ploughing. He appeared to be wearin(...)

The excitingly, wilfully dynamic Jean-Christophe Spinosi. With the NCH out of action the ICO is going to find its options even more limited as other promoters suck up viable alternatives.

The media in Ireland and Britain are writing, talking and agonising about Brexit, an event that has not happened yet. Mutterings are already under way(...)

 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan  said there would be “very little wiggle room” in the imminent budget because of the scale of threat facing Ireland due to Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Brexit has been described as a frightening and cataclysmic meteor hurtling towards Ireland by Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the (...)

Andrew Hetherington, Business to Arts chief executive; Music Generation student Aibhlínn Doheny from Portlaoise; Sean McGrath, Allianz chief executive; and Rosaleen Molloy, Music Generation national director.

BNP Paribas, Bank of America and Hennessy were among the winners at the annual Allianz Business to Arts awards, which recognise businesses, artists an(...)

Mizen Head. Spanish-registered fishing vessel “Virxen da Blanca”   was boarded by an inspection team from the LÉ “William Butler Yeats” 150 nautical miles south of Mizen Head.

A Spanish-registered fishing vessel detained by the Naval Service off the southwest coast has been found to have more than a tonne of shark fins (...)

 Under current plans the date of the inauguration on November 11th clashes with the centenary anniversary of Armistice Day, the ending of World War One.   Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government has said it is constitutionally bound to hold the Presidential inauguration on the centenary of the Armistice. On Tuesday, Minister f(...)

Norah Casey  wondered why women who might want a symposium on such themes had not organised one themselves.

Well-known Catholic Irish women were not invited to speak at the World Meeting of Families women’s symposium by organiser Norah Casey because her “per(...)

Speakers attending the Parnell Summer School in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow from leeft Professor Yvonne Galligan, Queens University ,and Dr Sonja Tiernan, Modern History, Liverpool. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gender quotas should be introduced next year for the local elections, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. Just 21 per cent of lo(...)

Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan speaking at the opening of the Parnell Summer School in Avondale, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Political parties may need to introduce gender parity in selecting election candidates if they do not reach that target naturally, the Minister for Cu(...)

Looking over Lough Tay, with Luggala Mountain on the right. It has been noted that  'private property' signs have been appearing around the Co Wicklow estate in recent weeks. Photograph: Mountaineering Ireland

Mountaineering Ireland has appealed to Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan to acquire the uplands surrounding Luggala estate in Co Wicklow for the pu(...)

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