Ballagh comes out swinging on accusations of 'racism'
'It's about speaking truth to power,' says artist after claiming too many foreigners are running Irish cultural institutions
The artist Robert Ballagh has defended himself against charges of racism and "narrow-minded nationalism" in the wake of his controversial claims that too many Irish cultural institutions are being managed by people who are not from Ireland.
Ballagh singled out institutions including the Abbey Theatre, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Gate Theatre and the National College of Art and Design for criticism, saying that "practically every national cultural institution is being managed by an...
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