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Jennifer McBride, daughter of murdered Louth woman, Irene White, leaving court on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

The terminally-ill sister of Irene White has called on the DPP to use its “sufficient” evidence to prosecute the “mastermind” behind what’s said to be(...)

Schoolchildren from Central Model Senior School, Marlborough St, Dublin, at the launch of the “creative schools” programme. From left: Tia Fitzgerald, Hongbo Chen, Tamzin Kelly and Katie Ellen McEvoy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Artists will work with schools to help place creativity at the heart of young people’s learning under a new initiative. Up to 150 schools across the (...)

Orlaith McBride, the director of the Arts Council,  has told the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht that she rejects an inference of conflict of interest . File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

The director of the Arts Council has told the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht that she rejects an inference of confl(...)

Orlaith McBride, director of the Arts Council: said she just wanted to set the record straight. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Arts Council is to be given the opportunity to read a response into the official Oireachtas record after its director, Orlaith McBride, was asked (...)

One former employee told The Irish Times Michael Colgan remarked he could ‘talk down to anyone with a womb,’ while another said he slapped her on the backside so hard it left a red mark. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Director of the Arts Council Orlaith McBride is urging the women who have made allegations against the artistic director of the Gate Theatre Micha(...)

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(...)

Colm Tóibín: “The phrase ‘working artists engaged in productive practice’ sounds . . . like a phrase that could have been used by Stalin about recalcitrant farmers in the Soviet Union.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The writer Colm Tóibín has condemned controversial proposals from the Arts Council to cut grants for non-productive artists and to introduce audits to(...)

Late Dallas police officer Patrick Zamarripa in undated family handout photo. File photograph:Hector Zamarripa/Handout/Reuters

The backgrounds of those killed or wounded in Dallas during a protest over recent police shootings of black men are emerging. Five police officers we(...)

Arts Council director Orlaith McBride. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The board of the Arts Council has received approval from the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys to offer a new contract (...)

Bomb damage in Dublin following the Easter Rising. “We are hoping for work so innovative and special, that it will inspire the people of Ireland for the next 100 years,”  Arts Council director Orlaith McBride. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A €1 million arts programme has been announced to commemorate next year’s centenary of the Easter Rising. The money has been described as one of the (...)

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