Tag: Fianna Fáil

  • Mick Heaney , Arts vs politics: We haven’t got the balance right

    This brief post comprises a link to Mick Heaney’s article ( Irish Times ,  18/11/2011 )  regarding a symbiotic relation between the politics of the State and Irish Arts in Ireland. I have decided to link the article here,  as blogging is a way of retaining record of items of interest that might otherwise be subsumed beneath current issues. I was […]

  • Scribbling in the Margins , Fianna Fáil Arts Policy.

    Ireland has fallen in the Press Freedom League due to the addition of an amendment to the 2006-2009 defamation legislation( enacted on January the First 2010). This fact is mostly unsurprising , except maybe to the Irish media who chose not to highlight the international dialogues on the dangers of defamation censorship, but to attack the group who launched a campaign to highlight […]

  • National Campaign for the Arts, Ireland: National Recovery Plan (November 24) Impact on the Arts.

    Savings of €76 million need to be made by 2014 : NCFA Response to the NRP 24/11/2010. The NCFA has issued a very restrained response to the proposed Governmental cuts in Arts and Heritage (Including Cultural Institutions), So it’s linked here, whilst I examine the faulty RSS feed: These are being frontloaded in 2011 with a […]

  • The Old King; a criminalisation for blasphemy remains on the Irish statute.

    The Old King, a Criminalisation for Blasphemy remains on the  Irish Statute. The image of the Old King is by french expressionist/fauvist painter Georges Rouault who was accused by the predecessors of this Irish Government  of both blasphemy and incompetence. His paintings, mainly of religious themes, were refused exhibition in Dublin. A spirited defence of Rouault was undertaken […]

  • Raymond Deane’s Letter to the Irish Times , 26/02/10.

    This is a C+P from today’s letter’s page in the Irish Times,to which I am linking some PH posts on how Martin Cullen TD has appointed and directed his Arts Council: . The Irish Times – Friday, February 26, 2010 : Cuts in Arts Council Funding. . Madam, – So the Arts Council has had its budget cut […]