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New arts minister Madigan blocks playwright Grace Dyas on Twitter

When Madigan was approached about why her account had blocked Dyas she said did not know why she was blocked or who Dyas was

10th December, 2017

New Minister for Arts Josepha Madigan blocked the playwright Grace Dyas on Twitter and said she didn’t know who she was.

Dyas was the first woman to raise allegations of inappropriate behaviour by former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan in a widely-shared blog post last month.

Seven other women also came forward with allegations against Colgan prompting major debate and discussion around harassment and abuse in the Irish arts sector. Madigan’s predecessor Heather...

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