Sara Keating: For Dublin thespians, money’s too tight to mention – or is it?

Stretched finances among the artistic community have long been a taboo subject in the theatre, but there are signs that this may slowly be changing

Peter Daly in his self-penned play Money, currently streaming on Droichead Arts Centre’s online platform. Picture: Allen Kiely

In an interview on The Brendan O’Connor Show last Sunday on RTÉ Radio 1, the actor and writer Emmet Kirwan spoke candidly about the precarity of life for artists in Dublin at the present moment. “We never talk about money,” he said, referring to his creative colleagues, “because we want to have this veneer of success. To not be successful: it's a shameful thing.”

Kirwan admitted his own privilege, saying: “I’m doing well.” However, he ...