Michael Colgan

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Theatre-maker Grace Dyas called on those who were on the Gate Theatre’s board at the same time as Michael Colgan to step down. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys has announced a number of measures to address sexual harassment and abuse of power in the arts and culture sect(...)

Michael Colgan: do allegations suggest he might be a bully or a sexual harasser?

A reader comments. The portrait of Michael Colgan as painted by the women of the Gate suggests that it was “more about being a bully than being a sexu(...)

 Minister for Arts Heather Humphries was meeting the Arts Council to discuss allegations of sexual harassment at the Gate Theatre in Dublin.   File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh.

The Taoiseach has said there should be “no tolerance” of assault, sexual harassment or bullying in any workplace. Leo Varadkar was speaking in the D(...)

The Gate Theatre: A 2016 report compared the management style under Michael Colgan ‘to that of a family business with a high degree of control by the current director over all aspects’.  Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

A report into the Gate Theatre last year found that board members were overly reliant on Michael Colgan and that the prestigious Dublin theatre was ru(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it was a matter for the Gate Theatre to put in place procedures to investigate the allegations properly. Photograph: Collins

Allegations of sexual harassment at the Gate Theatre should be investigated “in the first instance” by the theatre itself, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has (...)

Former director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan who is facing allegations of harassment and bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called for an independent investigation into the conduct and behaviour of Michael Colgan during his(...)

“We think the Gate should conduct an investigation into the conduct and behaviour of Michael Colgan,” says National Women’s Council of Ireland chairperson Orla O’Connor. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns, a trustee of the Gate Theatre, has expressed “deep concern” at the allegations that its former director, (...)

The Gate has set up a confidential email address for anyone who wishes to communicate concerns about experiences they had.

An external inquiry should be established into allegations of sexual harassment and bullying by former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan, Fianna Fá(...)

Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan: seven women ex-employees claimed frequent inappropriate touching, highly sexualised comments and workplace bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a dry, warm Wednesday evening in August 2012, a group of Gate Theatre employees gathered for a dinner party in the well-appointed Dublin home of Mi(...)

Gate Theatre founders Hilton Edwards and Micheál Mac Liammóir: The theatre has a special place in the history of the struggle for sexual equality and respect in Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

On Thursday, the Taoiseach gave his public backing to the Gate Theatre’s proposals to deal with concerns about alleged sexual harassment or abuse of p(...)

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