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The National Campaign for the Arts said it was ‘extremely disappointed’ by the decision not to allow theatres and arts centres open.  File Photograph: Eric Luke

Advanced discussions are under way at a high level in Government about the possible re-opening of theatres. Senior health officials and representativ(...)

The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The tourism sector faces a “rapid acceleration” in insolvencies after Christmas as the impact of the pandemic continues to place severe pressure on bu(...)

Pillow Queens: playing the Other Voices virtual event

The country begins opening up again next week, but the immediate future of the arts and entertainment sectors remains shrouded in uncertainty. Museums(...)

The Hands of Franky Machine is designed to be experienced in one continuous hour-long sitting, like a film or a play

Sometimes the compulsion to write a story comes from a riddle, a moral knot that can only be worked out within the hypothetical realm of a yarn. So it(...)

Before starting secondary school, 39 per cent of young people took part in cultural activities or classes, which dropped to 23 per cent by the time they were 17. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Young people preparing for the Leaving Cert are more likely to drop social and cultural activities such as music, dancing and drama classes, and spend(...)

At ClassicsNow festival, audiences are invited to explore the  arts and ideas of ancient Greece and Rome.

Ranging from Irish theatre and dance to language, literature and myth, the first ClassicsNow programme begins on Friday, November 13th. In a new weeke(...)

Outdoor performance is the future of safe live arts for the foreseeable future. The artists pictured here are from TeaTime Company. Photograph: Tom Van Mele

They say there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes. Nevertheless, contemplating a winter aiming to enjoy ourselves outdoors can see(...)

After decades of neglect, sidelining and lip-service, the arts have at last “been embraced as an intrinsic part of Irish society, no longer outliers”, said Angela Dorgan, chair of the National Campaign for the Arts. Minister for Culture Catherine Martin deserves credit. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

‘This sickness doth infect the very lifeblood of our enterprise” – words spoken by Hotspur ( Henry Percy ) in Henry IV and written by Shakespeare, an (...)

 Angela Dorgan . Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cuts to the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) have generated fear and panic among artists, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The National Campaig(...)

Eleanor McEvoy  said the €50 million which has been given to the live music sector marks an “unprecedented” in attitudes to the unfunded sector.  Photograph : Aidan Crawley

Singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy has said she expects musicians and crew to benefit directly from the €50 million allocated to the live music sector i(...)

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