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The Butler Gallery has relocated to Evans’ Home on John’s Quay, Kilkenny. Photograph: Brian Cregan

venue which has been in city since second world war reopens on the eastern banks of river Nore with exhibition from photographer Amelia Stein A (...)

Minister for Media,  Arts, Culture and Sport Catherine Martin: Did she sanity-check Government decisions or was she even consulted? Photograph: Daniel MacDonald

When Catherine Martin was appointed Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht seven weeks ago, scepticism was expressed in s(...)

Dublin’s Gate Theatre is not alone in having to postpone reopening until 2021 due to box office losses that would make staging productions this year unsustainable. File photograph: Leah Farrell/

As the country adapts to ways of living with Covid-19, it is still unclear when live performance in our theatres and music venues can be restored to a(...)

Catherine Freeman outside BBC Broadcasting House in London in the 1950s

Born: August 10th, 1931 Died: July 15th, 2020 The BBC in the 1950s was not a hostile place for women, but it was slow to recognise their abilities. F(...)

There was no Galway International Arts Festival this summer, but there will be an autumn version for arts enthusiasts. The festival opens on September 3rd with John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion, above. See for details

“It felt like we were in the wrong town,” says John Crumlish, managing director of Galway International Arts Festival, recalling what it was like to w(...)

Culture Night 2020, which will be held on September 18th, will comprise of physical and online events. Photograph: Twitter

The strangest of years for the arts is to have some familiarity at last, with Culture Night 2020 set to take place on Friday September 18th. Having s(...)

Composer Eric Sweeney who died aged 72 on Tuesday. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Tributes have been paid to composer Eric Sweeney who died aged 72 on Tuesday. Speaking on Wednesday, Arts Council chairman Prof Kevin Rafter said he (...)

A droplet in the ocean: police drones fly over the Areas beach in northwestern Spain. Photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP

Image of the week: Beach patrol Conspiracy theorists settled upon 5G as their random, nonsensical choice of coronavirus arch-villain, but they could (...)

The empty stage at the Abbey Theatre. The national theatre is reaching out to online audiences during the crisis. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

While frontline workers were saving lives, and many other professions were saving the day, others were taking stock. If you were lucky enough to be ou(...)

Catherine Martin, newly appointed Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sports and the Gaeltacht, receives her seal of office from President Michael D Higgins in June. Photograph: Maxwells

How on earth can you be Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht? As a coalition of briefs within a coalition Government, u(...)

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