Barry Cassin – A Tribute

Barry Cassin, Actor, Director, Author – A Tribute

The theatre world is yet again bereft with the loss of the exceptionally talented Barry Cassin aged 92. An actor, director and author, he not only “trod the boards to posture in spotlights” as an inner voice had once told him, but he also directed with great skill and insight. Born in 1924, Barry spurned the option of a career in dentistry and first performed with the ‘Equity … [Read More...]


Irish Citizen Army Charity Calendar

The calendar costs €5 and is available to purchase in Focus Ireland shops, from Liberty Hall in Dublin and online HERE. President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, has written the introduction to a new charity calendar which celebrates the story of the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) and its commemoration during the centenary of the … [Read More...]


Vera Morgan – A Tribute

The death occurred of performer, Vera Morgan, on October 31st last. She is survived by her husband Val Joyce, the iconic “Radio Eireann” broadcaster. She was a staunch member of Irish Actors Equity for many years, supporting the Variety Artists Section. Early in her career she was the vocalist in The Kevin Wood Showband, … [Read More...]


Irish Equity, the MUI and the NUJ winning for actors and musicians

This Bill which will restore the unions right to collective bargain rates for voice over actors and session musicians. Equity, the MUI and the NUJ have been fighting this battle for 12 years so today is a good day for voice over artists, musicians and … [Read More...]

The Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016

The Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to return collective bargaining rights to freelance workers will be back for final stage in the Seanad on Thursday 10th November. After more than a decade it is with great satisfaction that we are now seeing … [Read More...]

International Federation of Actors 21st World Congress

Delegates preparing for the International Federation of Actors 21st World Congress covering all issues concerning performers all over the world #fia21congress … [Read More...]