Irish Equity representatives held a high level meeting with officials in the Department of An Taoiseach, yesterday (Thursday, 23rd May), to discuss improvements to the taxation and social welfare system for actors. The meeting was also attended by officials from the Department of Finance and Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. At the meeting, Irish Equity representatives … [Read More...]


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Pat Laffan – A tribute

Irish actor and director Pat Laffan, has sadly “shuffled off this mortal coil” after an incredible career spanning six decades. He grew up on a farm in Co. Meath and, after graduating from Engineering in UCD began his career in the Abbey Theatre, despite his … [Read More...]

Austin Gaffney – A Tribute

The wonderful Austin Gaffney, pictured above in the banner was from a performance of “Song of Norway”, with my wife Pauline (Magrath) in 1966. No one but Austin could enter a scene with such a swirl of an operatic cloak, or doff a silk top-hat with such … [Read More...]

Talks between Abbey Theatre management and theatre workers

Talks between Abbey Theatre management and theatre workers - Please read the article which appeared in The Irish Times on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 READ ARTICLE … [Read More...]