John Concannon

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 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has appointed marketing expert John Concannon to lead a new unit within Government. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come under renewed pressure to detail the cost of the Government’s new Strategic Communications Unit. Mr Varadkar has appo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: believes public and political debate is riven by misconceptions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At the end of The Candidate, the 1972 Oscar-winning film about a no-hoper candidate for the US senate who pulls off a famous victory, there is a momen(...)

Body and Soul takes place on June 23rd to 25th at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, The Irish Times is partnering with the Wonderlust stag(...)

Creative Ireland: The film ‘Sing Street’, one of the productions supported by the Irish Film Board, has won international acclaim.

The financing of the Government’s Creative Ireland strategy, a five-year plan to put “creativity at the centre of public policy” is reaching “squeaky (...)

Cruinniú na Cásca is part of the programme of Creative Ireland, led by former director of Ireland 2016 John Concannon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hundreds of events will take place on Monday as part of Cruinniú na Cásca,the first national signs of the legacy left by last year’s centenary Easter (...)

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(...)

Galway City Councillors form a guard of honour as the remains of Bobby Molloy are taken to the New Cemetery in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former Cabinet minister Bobby Molloy was a politician imbued with “personal warmth, intelligence” and “humility” during his “long -filled life”, mourn(...)

Thomas Flynn celebrates with Damien Comer after scoring Galway’s winning goal against Mayo in the Connacht championship semi-final at McHale Park last month. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

No matter what happens in Pearse Stadium on Sunday, Galway football is beginning to move from the shadows. The county has had gaps before: it failed (...)

‘Irish Volunteers’ Adam Cahill and William Northey with Kildare’s Niall Kelly and Clare’s Tony Kelly at the announcement of the 1916 commemorative event at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At first it appeared that the GAA’s media launch of their plans to commemorate the centenary of the1916 Rising had, like the event itself, officially (...)

March 4th, 1916 The problem of recruiting in rural Ireland was addressed at a meeting in Dublin at which many views were elicited as to how to impro(...)

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