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SIPTU representatives have called on professional artists to avail of an expansion in the categories of those eligible to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance while they focus on their artistic work and to develop their portfolio. SIPTU Services Division Organiser, Karan O Loughlin, said: “Visual artists and writers have this … [Read More...]


Do you use Public Liability Insurance? Is it too Expensive? The union is endeavoring to understand the requirement for public liability insurance for people who work in the arts industry. Can you take 60 seconds to answer these few short questions so we can establish if the union is in a position to provide this insurance to … [Read More...]


Dermot Doolan – RIP

Irish Equity are sorry to announce the death of Dermot Doolan over the weekend. Dermot, was a founder member and former Secretary of Irish Actors’ Equity Association. Dermot was also the first Secretary of the ITGWU Cultural Division and is pictured here … [Read More...]

Irish Equity meet Arts Council

Irish Equity Executive delegation met with the Arts Council on Friday 26th July re maximising affordable performance and rehearsal spaces. Photo from left to right: Irish Equity Executive members Pádraig Murray (President), Ann Russell and Gerry Lee. … [Read More...]

Extension of protection scheme for performing artists welcomed

Following a review of the pilot social protection scheme for writers and visual artists, the Government has announced its extension to professional performing artists. The extension of the scheme will now see the inclusion of actors, musicians, street … [Read More...]