Equity calls for action on “pay to play” scams

In the USA there is a labour law referred to as the Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act which prevents the charging of actors for auditions even when those auditions are disguised as workshops. A number of casting studios and individuals have now been charged under this Act. Actors have been noticing that a practice has developed in Ireland over the years whereby casting … [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...]


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 … [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 … [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...]