Housing Rally Custom House at 2pm this coming Saturday 28th May

The housing situation in Dublin and around the country is at crises levels where we now have over 2,600 adults, including 790 families and over 1600 children in emergency accommodation in Dublin alone. This means moving from hostel to hostel or hotel room to hotel room with their children often on a daily basis. 74 families have become homeless in Dublin in April this year … [Read More...]


SIPTU and Irish Equity support call for dedicated government department for the arts

Irish Equity and SIPTU have endorsed a statement issued by the National Campaign for the Arts which calls on the Government to create a Department dedicated to the arts, culture and heritage. The call follows the announcement by the Government that it intends to place the arts along with rural affairs and regional development … [Read More...]


Irish Equity calls on the Government to commission an independent study on the living and working conditions of artists

Despite the precariousness of working as an artist in Ireland, when asked in a recent survey if they would again choose to work as artists ‘if they were starting over’, an overwhelming majority (i.e. 82%) of Irish artists said yes, with just 6% saying no and 12% unsure. A key reason for this for many artists was the fact that … [Read More...]


Working as an actor in Ireland – the facts

Acting work does not generally correspond to what is usually considered ‘typical’ work, with much of it seasonal, short-term and contract based, or not based on any contract at all. Actors spend just under two-thirds of their working time working in their … [Read More...]

Sign the petition

To: Minister Heather Humphreys Give arts, culture and heritage the respect it deserves by creating an independent Department and setting a funding target of 0.6% of GDP (the EU average spend on arts/culture). Ireland has one of the lowest levels of public … [Read More...]

Beijing Treaty on audio-visual performances important advance for performers

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (BTAP) is a multilateral treaty acknowledging for the first time the intellectual property rights of performers with regard to their audiovisual performances. … [Read More...]