Archives for August 2014

Educational & Development Support Scheme

Applications are now being invited from interested members in respect of the academic year 2014/2015, closing date is 30th September 2014.

Please note that that applicants must be in membership for one year on the closing date for receipt of applications. Applications can be submitted by email to or to Aileen Graham, Irish Equity, 7th Floor, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.

Public Meeting to discuss the Greyhound Lockout


Death of acting great Robin Williams


Screen actor and comedian Robin Williams was been found dead in what police said was a suspected suicide at his home in California on Tuesday, Monday, 11th August. Williams, 63, had been grappling with severe depression recently, according to his press representative.In a statement his wife Susan Schneider said: “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings.

“I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.

“As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

Williams was a hugely influential comic actor, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting in 1998.

He was well known for his roles in Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji, One Hour Photo, and Happy Feet.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

Liberty4Gaza – Fundraising night organised by Irish Artists


Liberty4Gaza – Fundraiser by the Arts Community for the children of Gaza
Tuesday 12th August 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1
Irish Artists in Support of Palestine’s first gig to raise funds for the children of Gaza.