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Webinar on Universal Basic Income

Irish Equity Webinar:

Universal Basic Income for the Arts – What does it mean for you?

Monday 1st November 2021 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm

If you wish, please join us for this important information webinar on Universal Basic Income (UBI) for the Arts.

The webinar will endeavour to give attendees a better understanding of what UBI means for them.

Please note registration will close at 3.00 p.m. sharp on Monday, 1st November 2021. The link to the webinar will follow shortly after registration has closed. 

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A fundraiser organised by the Musicians Union of Ireland & SIPTU with proceeds to the Middle East Children’s Alliance. Live on YouTube & Facebook this Monday (31st May) from 8pm.

Please donate what you can here

Choral evensong

Irish Equity 2019 AGM

More details and venue to follow.

Join Equity in Lyric Theatre Belfast

Actor/Director ‘Speed Dating’ evening

The Equity Executive in conjunction with The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, held an Actor/Director ‘Speed Dating’ evening on Thursday, 1st February in the Liberty Hall Theatre. What a perfect way to build your network in the acting world • Join Irish Equity!

Trim to host Medieval Summer Prom

Following in the success of “Braveheart 20”, a special screening of the Oscar winning film, the Sean Lawlor Artist’ Trust announces ‘King Johns Summer Prom”. Taking place in the breathtaking grounds of Trim Castle, Co.Meath, the event will host an array of local and national talent playing on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of July, with special guests, including The Drogheda Orchestra Collective.

The weekend of music will include Trims own Kathy Crinnion and Frank McNamara on Piano to kick off the event, followed by some of the most memorable movie soundtracks of our times such as The Lord of the Rings, Dances with Wolves, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more, with lots of guest star singers and also our very own Teresa Lowe will be our MC for the evening.

On Saturday, the 22nd Music legend Don Baker and the Drogheda Orchestra Collective with special guest Patrick Bergin aka Sleeping with the Enemy will perform as will Mike Hanrahan From Stockton’s Wing and Lesley Dowdall from in Tua Nua and Brian Furlong and guests playing all their hits with the Orchestra. We are also Delighted to Welcome Leah Barniville who put in such a great performance with Britain’s Got Talent. The outdoor-seated event will take place in the grounds of Trim Castle, the Norman fortress that was extensively used in the making of the iconic move Braveheart. Trim Castle, Irelands largest, best-preserved & most impressive Anglo-Norman castle is the perfect backdrop to spend a summer night appreciating the best of North East.

“King Johns Summer Prom” is a non-profit event with all proceeds going to the Sean Lawlor Artists’ Trust and other local charities, such as Meath River Rescue, Trim Red Cross, St Joseph’s Community Nursing Unit, Trim Meals-on-Wheels and Boards Mill GAA club The Sean Lawlor Trust is a charity organization that has been set up to help artists who find themselves in need of medical care or attention.

Sean Lawlor played Malcolm Wallace in ‘Braveheart’ but sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2009. Shortly after Sean’s passing, the trust was set up to ensure better support of Irish artists in need.

Tickets from Ticketmaster:
€20 euro standing
€35 seated
Family of 4 for €50 Two Adults and two children under 16
on sale at

May Fest 2017

MayFest 2017 aims to celebrate and invigorate workers’ culture with a series of events in the home of Irish trade unionism. Produced by the SIPTU Dublin District Council this inaugural festival season includes plays and events that deal with working class history, culture and politics. Tickets available at the door. See the full listing of events

2017 Irish Equity AGM

NOTICE FOR MEMBERS: The 2017 Irish Equity AGM will take place in the Theatre in Liberty Hall on Sunday April 9th. Doors will open for 2pm for a 2.30pm start and the meeting will finish no later than 5.30pm. The full agenda will be sent to you in advance of the meeting.

This year the Equity Executive have decided to have a guest speaker at the AGM. This speaker will talk about the issue of taxation for performers and will cover issues such as double taxation, working as self-employed, working under an exclusion order, working with a duality of engagement arrangement and other issues. If you have a question about taxation, please email it to us at by Friday March 24th so that we can ensure our expert can address as many queries as possible on the day.

The speaker will give a 15minute presentation at 4.30pm there will be a question and answer session thereafter.

The format for the business of the AGM will be similar to last year with motions moved from the rostrum. Movers of motions will have 5 minutes speaking time; seconders of motions will have 3 minutes and all other speakers will also have 3 minutes. The mover of motions will also have a 3-minute right of reply.

Motions Motions to the AGM must be submitted in writing to on or before Friday March 24th.

Nominations for elections to any of the following must also be submitted in writing on or before Friday March 24th 2017 to
Position of President
Position of Vice President
Committee Members (10)
Trustees (2)
Election of Board of Appeals Committee (3)

Attendance is open to all benefit members of the union. If you are unsure of the status of your membership you can call Aileen on 01 8586304 or email us on as your subscription must be paid in advance or on the day for you to be eligible to attend.

This annual meeting is an important meeting for catching up to date with the work of the union, for interacting with other members of the union, sharing information and generally being part of the professional performing community in a practical way. Please make every effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Karan O Loughlin
Irish Equity

Padraig Murray
President, Irish Equity