Artistic Licence: A meagre bounty
In 2012, the average person working in the arts and entertainment sector earned €23,404.
Poetry by Robert Frost may have been recited as part of Michael Noonan's budget speech on Tuesday, but the arts still felt like an unwanted guest at the Austerity Ends party: a poor schmuck lingering in the shadows, hoping for the odd squashed sausage roll from the buffet and feeling forced to feign delight every time another guest so much as glanced in their direction.
When it came to revealing arts figures, the budget was...
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