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‘Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on arts, cultural and sporting activities,’ Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath said. File image: Getty

Major efforts have been made in the budget by the Government to save the State’s struggling arts, following months of lockdown that now threaten the f(...)

MEAI has already warned that things are so bad for some in the industry that they are having to sell off their instruments.

A group representing some of Ireland’s best known musicians has posted a video online calling for the Government to restore the pandemic unemployment (...)

 Melatu-Uche Okorie: “A lot of creativity will come out of lockdown.” Photograph: Alan Betson

This article is part of a series focusing on hope, courage and resilience in the time of Covid-19 “All of humanity’s problems stem from our inability(...)

Paul McVeigh, whose debut novel The Good Son came out in 2015, said he now had ‘no idea’ how he, and other writers, would cope financially while waiting for things to return to normal.

Belfast-born author and playwright Paul McVeigh (52) says for the first time in nearly a decade he has been left with “no work” in his diary, as a res(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: both the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) and the Event Production Industry Covid-19 Working Group (Epic) have published their pre-budget submissions. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

In just over three weeks’ time, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath will stand up in t(...)

Paul Regan’s film On In-Between sees him drifting along River Liffey.

For many, Culture Night, which has now been around for 15 years, means going to real places in a world of buzzy streets and chance creative encounters(...)

Niamh Kavanagh  at a dress rehearsal for the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, in May 2010. File photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

In the parallel universe that used to be our former lives, Electric Picnic would have been taking place last weekend. The absence of live music is a(...)

Minister for  Arts Catherine Martin viewing a painting as she visits the Jack B Yeats exhibition in The Model in Sligo in August. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

The Government runs the risk of fashioning a rod for its own back, if rumours are correct that indoor music gigs may be allowed as long as alcohol isn(...)

The possibility of music venues reopening for events if they did not serve alcohol has been raised.

Arts campaigners have said they are “hopeful” socially distanced music events and gigs will be able to be held in the near future, following a meeting(...)

John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion

“It’s a good day on the wall,” says John Gerrard. He’s referring to the huge LED screen across from the stage where we’re sitting. We are in Studio@5,(...)

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