Ray Yeates

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District 8 nightclub at the Tivoli theatre in Dublin. The theatre has closed after 85 years and is being redeveloped as an aparthotel

How do you point out what isn’t there any more? When Willie White, the director of the Dublin Theatre Festival, counts off the theatre spaces that no(...)

Singer David Kitt said he was leaving Dublin because of unaffordable rents. Photograph: Michael Burnell/Redferns

This week singer David Kitt announced he was leaving Dublin, forced out by rents too high for a musician’s meagre means. But back in the boom, when th(...)

Authors Marita Conlon-McKenna (left) and Melatu Uche Okorie at the launch of the programme for the 21st International Literature Festival Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An event at Dublin’s International Literature Festival that was to discuss an anthology of writing about the movement for reproductive rights in Irela(...)

Art and motion: Luas passed the Abbey Theatre.

“It makes people think differently. It’s going to network the city in a way that artists love,” says Dublin City Council’s arts officer Ray Yeates whe(...)

Artists are urging Dublin City Council to provide affordable work and exhibition space to deal with a growing “crisis” in studio availability brought(...)

The scene in the concert Hall at City Hall during the performance of Red Sun during the  Cork’s period as  City of Culture in 2005. Galway, Limerick and the Waterford Three Sisters bids have been “shortlisted” to proceed to the next stage of selection for European Capital of Culture 2020.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Galway, Limerick and the Waterford Three Sisters bids have been “shortlisted” to proceed to the next stage of selection for European Capital of Cultur(...)

Goldsmiths Se O’Donoghue and Lee Harding of Da Capo jewellers unveil the Brian Boru millennium crown  at Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A thousand years after he died on Good Friday at the Battle of Clontarf, Brian Boru’s place in the ancestral (...)

Dublin City Council has set up a Temple Bar project team reporting to assistant city manager Brendan Kenny, who will in turn report to the council’s south-east area committee, as well as its arts and culture strategic policy committee.     Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council yesterday assumed full control of the functions and assets of Temple Bar Cultural Trust (TBCT) after the company’s director(...)

Mannix Flynn: will not resign as a director of TBCT until there was “full disclosure” of a range of financial and other matters that “need to be spelled out in the interests of transparency”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan, sole shareholder of Temple Bar Cultural Trust (TBCT), has informed city councillors that he intends to “accelerate” i(...)

Volunteers  Paul Gay, Elsa Isnard, Aggie Bryla and Philip Kenny  outside the Exchange collective arts centre in Temple Bar, which is being closed down. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was once a shop in west Temple Bar with a €50,000 sofa in its window. Then came the recession, the shop disappeared and the space was filled wit(...)

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