For the arts, yesterday’s budget will be spelt out by Culture Minister Josepha Madigan at a press conference. Her enthusiasm for transubstantiation didn’t extend to delivering significant extra funds for the Arts Council, out of a Brexit budget.
Skibbereen celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings on Friday night, with Bridge Street transformed into a wacky lunar landscape populated by astronauts and aliens for the West Corktown’s annual arts festival street party.
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan’s rejection (viz, Sean O’Rourke RTÉ Radio 1, July 8) of a 43-year-old apology together with a statutory Inquiry into the 1976 Sallins mail train robbery/miscarriage of justice case should come as no surprise to me, to my family or to the other families whose loved ones were wrongly accused, beaten in garda custody and imprisoned in connection with it.
The State body says it is deeply aware that many inequities still exist within the arts in Ireland, and a substantial number of people "continue to experience barriers to engaging with and participating in the arts”.
It might be catalogued as ‘Anonymous (2018)’ because curators at one of the country’s leading galleries are unaware of either the identity - or the motive - of whoever is behind the ‘cover-up’ of a male nude in two promotional banners.
Board members and senior staff of arts and culture organisations are to be sent on workshops on bullying, abuse of power, and sexual harassment in the workplace in the wake of the allegations against former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan
A number of women who allege they have been the victims of “abuse of power” at the hands of former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan have said they will not avail of a confidential email address offered by the theatre to detail their experiences.
CHILDREN build sandcastles. Hillwalkers leave rock cairns to aid fellow walkers or to stand testament to their passing. The religious or the superstitious tie rags to trees at holy sites. It seems, then, that a human desire to make a mark on the landscape is innate and ancient.