With news that the Cork Film Festival is shy €200,000 in funding despite the €2.5m it pulls in for the local economy,wonders if arts is unwisely being pushed to one side by the incoming government
Sat, 14 May, 2016
LAST year, when the excitement around the appointment of Seanad hopeful and Donegal petrol station owner John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art died down, the Government knew that it could ill-afford another self-inflicted, embarrassing, and stinking-to-high-heaven controversy.
Fri, 24 Apr, 2015
A former junior minister is to head the Government’s road safety campaigns. Liz O’Donnell, a former Progressive Democrat TD, has been given a five-year tenure as chair of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following Gay Byrne’s retirement.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
When Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said she couldn’t say who told her to appoint John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art as it was a "Fine Gael matter", she revealed the very line of thinking that has landed her Government in the trouble it’s in.
Sat, 04 Oct, 2014
ON the anniversary of the people’s decision to save the Seanad, the second chamber has burst back into public consciousness with the bizarre nomination of John McNulty to contest a by-election on behalf of Fine Gael caused by the election of stalwart party grandee Deirdre Clune to the European Parliament.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2014