The 2019 International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine to take place in Phoenix, Arizona

Josepha Madigan T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, has announced that the 2019 International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine will take place in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, 3rd November. Confirming the arrangements for this year’s international Commemoration Minister Madigan commented: “As Chair of the…

Social welfare scheme for self-employed artists extended to wider creative community

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, have today announced the extension of the scheme on a permanent basis to self- employed artists including those working in the performing arts, film and architecture. An initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme,…

Minister Madigan announces appointments to the Board of the Crawford Art Gallery

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has announced that she will appoint the following persons as members of the Board of the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, for a term of five years: Dr Louise Crowley and Mr Sean Clarke. The appointments follow a public call for applications on www.stateboards.ie and an assessment process. Commenting…

Minister Madigan TD welcomes the arrival of ‘The Hauntings Soldier’ sculpture to St Stephen’s Green Park, in Dublin, to commemorate the centenary of the ending of World War I

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD attended a special ceremony in St Stephen’s Green Park, to welcome the arrival of The Hauntings Soldier to Ireland. This beautiful and thought-provoking sculpture was created by Martin Galbravy and constructed by Chris Hannam at Dorset Forge and Fabrication. Its ghostly figure – careworn and weary…