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By Gerry O’Brien — I had the pleasure to second a motion proposed by our colleagues in Equity (UK) at the Irish Congress of Trades Union biennial conference in Belfast last week. The motion was proposed by the Northern Irish executive of Equity which is affiliated to Congress. This motion was adopted unanimously and now … [Read More...]

Irish Equity

The Executive of Irish Equity have expressed surprise and disappointment at the exclusion of the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, from the Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19.  At a meeting of the Executive of Irish Equity, today (Thursday, 19th August), the group, which represents thousands of professionals in the live performance and theatre […]


Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment Update

We were in contact with the Department of Social Protection recently in relation to a query regarding freelance workers and the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). We received the following information in response: The amount anybody can earn through … [Read More...]

Irish Equity News

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Madelyn Erskine – A Tribute

Born into a theatrical family in Dublin c. 1949, her father was actor Eric Erskine and her brother Julian Erskine. Madelyn began her successful career in the Killarney Repertory Company in 1968. Leading roles followed in It’s a two-Foot-Six-Inches-Above … [Read More...]