Our government says one thing and does another when it comes to nurturing cultural pursuits

How much longer can we pump up the arts in flowery international speeches, asks Nadine O'Regan

Lenny Abrahamson: critical of government support of arts

A couple of weeks ago, after the new ministerial appointments were announced, which included the reinstalling of Heather Humphreys as arts minister, I received a Facebook private message from a friend who works as a producer in Irish theatre. “Great news about the new arts minister,” he messaged sardonically, attaching a picture to the text. What was the picture? A woman screaming in a horror film, her face a rictus of pain and ...