Friday 2 December 2016

Multi-tasking minister at art of the matter

Published 28/05/2016 | 02:30

Minister Heather Humphreys is now responsible for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, the Gaeltacht and the Arts Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Minister Heather Humphreys is now responsible for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, the Gaeltacht and the Arts Photo: Kyran O'Brien

There's been a good deal of mud-slinging, name-calling and general uproar in the arts community of late.

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Oscar-nominated Lenny Abrahamson dissed Enda, 'Game of Thrones' star Liam Cunningham slagged off Heather, and actor/writer/director Mark O'Halloran claimed that the Irish arts were "doomed" with the current Government in situ.

What on earth can have caused this uproar? It seems that there were several straws that have broken the arts community's back.

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