Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Arts Council agreed to support an event organised by former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan despite warnings that such a move would not be “p(...)

The Abbey Theatre will receive €7 million for its 2018 programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Barring postal delays, arts organisations across the country should discover this morning whether their applications for funding next year have been s(...)

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(...)

Michael  Colgan: in an article in the ‘Sunday Independent’ he said: “I already knew I was not politically correct” and he “often sacrificed proper conduct for a punch line”.  Photograph:   Matt Kavanagh

The apology of former Gate Theatre artistic director Michael Colgan in response to accusations of bullying and sexual harassment was met with sceptici(...)

Saved by the belligerent: Fionn Davenport’s  arid discussion of the Russian revolution on Inside Culture (RTÉ Radio 1, Monday) was enlivened by anti-communist firebrand Peter Hitchens.

Comedy, the saying goes, is tragedy plus time. The veracity of this proposition is one of the issues on Inside Culture (RTÉ Radio 1, Monday), in a spe(...)

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(...)

Anne Enright, the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction: “The spiral of male affection twists up through our cultural life.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Author Anne Enright has criticised the perception that creative work by women “isn’t good enough”. “The argument about excellence ... is incredibly hu(...)

Some 76 per cent of respondents in the arts survey had attended a cinema within the previous 12 months, while  17 per cent had been to a  theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

A higher percentage of the population attends arts events in Dublin than in any other region in the country, according to Arts in Irish Life 2016, a r(...)

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