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 Minister for  Arts and Culture Catherine Martin: Government will need to be much more generous to the arts given the pandemic’s drastic impact on the sector.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It is tempting to compare the £1.57 billion rescue package for the arts announced in Britain to Roosevelt’s Depression-era New Deal that benefited mor(...)

Adrian Cummins, chief executive Restaurants Association of Ireland at a special committee meeting on Covid-19 response at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Landlords renting commercial premises have not stepped up to the plate and taken their “fair share of the pain” during the coronavirus pandemic, the R(...)

 The Metropolitan Opera’s free nightly opera recording stream is overwhelming. File photograph: Richard Hubert Smith

When coronavirus first hit, and hundreds of millions of locked-down people needed inspiration, sustenance, and uplift, we went online and turned to th(...)

David Pearse in Kenny, a tale of an elderly recluse who views the actions of local good Samaritans with distrust.

Even in normal times, suffering for one’s art is something that the creative sector across this island knows all about. But these are far from normal (...)

Lenny Abrahamson said RTÉ did not have the financial resources to develop the adaptation (above) of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, which has became an international sensation.  Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element Pictures

Film director Lenny Abrahamson has said he and the producers of Normal People took it to the BBC first because of the “chronic situation in terms of f(...)

Director Lenny Abrahamson contributed to report published by the Arts Council’s Expert Advisory Group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Dublin Theatre Festival has become the latest cultural organisation to announce it will not be going ahead this year in anything like the form to (...)

Galway International Arts Festival: Covid-19 stopped the event going ahead as planned for the first time in its 43-year-history. Photograph :Andrew Downes/xposure

Significant additional funding for the arts will be required in 2021 to address the extreme challenges the sector faces in the wake of the coronavirus(...)

Some €20m of the new funding will go to the Arts Council. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government has announced extra funding of €25 million for the arts and culture sector to help tackle challenges posed by the coronavirus. Taoisea(...)

Author Niamh Campbell: The quality of her  writing in This Happy is top notch.

“Life does not have a narrative. This is only a way of choosing to see and usually for sinister purposes. To explain oneself and give substance to the(...)

 A Wexford Festival Opera  dress rehearsal of Risurrezione. Photograph: Alan Betson

Wexford Festival Opera is in the news again, and it has nothing to do with Covid-19, social distancing in the opera house, or the prospects of the 202(...)

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