Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys:  Creative Ireland/Clár Éire Ildánach will promote culture and creativity across art forms and media over the next five years. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Every child in the country will be given the opportunity to develop their musical creativity and skills as part of an ambitious new five-year Governme(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD will be the keynote speaker at a national conference on the Easter Rising at NUI Galway on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted the State has failed in the past to give the arts the support they deserve. Mr Kenny said the Easter Rising commem(...)

James Vincent McMorrow. His new album We Move is out on September 2nd

It might be coming to the end of the summer but Ken Allen hasn’t been slowing down to suit the season. If anything, he’s cranking it up. The label own(...)

Puppets from Anglo: The Musical. Photograph: Frank Miller

Set up an Irish music office Ireland is rich with musical talent, but like many artistic sectors, the State approach has been to let it farm itself(...)

Brexit: Ken Allen, a music manager who works with Jape (above) among others, has already been hit by the fall in sterling’s value. Photograph: Kieran Frost/Redferns/Getty

The effects of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union are already having an effect on the Irish music industry. Ken Allen is a Dublin-based m(...)

Gary Dunne: ‘I feel honoured to lead a team which creates opportunities for the Irish in London, of all generations, to experience, create and celebrate Irish culture.’

As an Irish artist and arts programmer, I have always been gripped by the capacity of art and culture to bring us together, to connect us to ourselves(...)

Work by Vincent van Gogh has appreciated in value enormously. Above, van Gogh’s Noon, or The Siesta, after Millet. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France/Bridgeman Images

Oscar Wilde, always good for a quote, once said: “When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss art. When artists get together for dinner, they (...)

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

Nestled in a valley on either side of the river Miljacka, Sarajevo isn’t known as the “Jerusalem of Europe” for nothing. In its more harmonious past t(...)

Macnas presents its pop-up theatre spectacle on 6th Street in Austin, Texas sponsored by IDA Ireland during SXSW

The Taoiseach may not have been present at this year’s South By SouthWest (SxSW) Interactive festival but the Queen of Ireland was an appropriate sub(...)

The annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in New York. While the big US cities have been vital centres for promoting Ireland on March 17th, other locations have come to the fore of late. Photograph: Jon Levy/AFP/Getty

With 140,000 people employed directly by US firms here, encouraging US inward investment has been a policy imperative for successive Irish governments(...)

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