Archives for October 2014

Gabrielle Mary Reidy, actor, born 23 July 1960; died 13 October 2014

Irish actor Gabrielle Reidy, has died of cancer aged 54. Gabrielle was a member of Irish Equity and was active with British Equity during her time in residence in England. Over the course of her career Gabrielle made regular appearances at the Abbey although her career spanned across the TV, film and stage platforms. Padraig Murray, Irish Equity President fondly remembers Gabrielle as a strong and talented woman. “I have known Gabrielle for many many years since we were young actors finding our way in the industry. She was a fantastic person and hugely talented actor. We are saddened by her loss and she will be missed,” he said..

The youngest of three daughters Gabrielle is survived by her sisters, by Gary, and their teenage son, Finn.


Irish Equity are offering 4 workshops over a 2 day period on Contracts and understanding the Pact/Equity Agreement.
This is important as UK co-productions undertaken in the Republic of Ireland are done on the Pact/Equity. :

Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 – 10.30am to 1pm or 2pm to 4.30pm

Thursday, 23rd October 2014 – 10.30am to 1pm or 2pm to 4.30pm

Irish Equity and Equity members may attend any one of these. Admission is free but places must be booked in advance. John Barclay, Equity Head of Recorded Media and Drew McFarlane, Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Officer Equity will be presenting these workshops.

If you wish to attend please email us at or phone (01) 858 6403, stating which workshop you wish to attend.