Colin Murphy: Humphreys needs lessons in showbiz

While her public appearances need work, the minister has repeatedly put her money where it counts

26th June, 2016
Is Heather Humphreys the most successful arts minister Pic: RollingNews.ie

Is Heather Humphreys the most successful arts minister since Michael D Higgins? The question will seem absurd to many followers of the arts in Ireland. Appointed in the mid-2014 reshuffle, she got off to an appalling start: she allowed a Fine Gael supporter be appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, performed ineptly when called to task on it, and presided over a commemorations programme that appeared to be fast descending...

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