Irish Equity, the MUI and the NUJ winning for actors and musicians

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This Bill which will restore the unions right to collective bargain rates for voice over actors and session musicians. Equity, the MUI and the NUJ have been fighting this battle for 12 years so today is a good day for voice over artists, musicians and freelance photographers. Continue Reading

The Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016


The Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to return collective bargaining rights to freelance workers will be back for final stage in the Seanad on Thursday 10th November. After more than a decade it is with great satisfaction that we are now seeing progress on this issue. It can now be hoped that freelance workers will soon once again be effectively represented through collective bargaining by their union.

Musicians hold sing-song outside Leinster House in bid to get more radio play

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Labour’s Willie Penros wants to get more Irish music played on the radio – and says that a proposed bill of his could save thousands of jobs in the process. So he gathered up a group of Irish musicians and brought them for a sing-song outside the gates of Leinster House this morning, while a host of Labour TDs looked on. Phil Coulter, Johnny Duhan, John Sheahan, Sibéal Ní Chasaide, and the Doyle sisters were among those who belted out a song as Labour’s Alan Kelly, Ged Nash and Joan Burton watched.Continue Reading

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Love not hate – Unite to legislate against hate crime

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Did you know that Ireland, unlike most other EU countries,
has no hate crime legislation?

People are still being targeted because of who they are, because of their real or perceived ethnicity, skin colour, sexual orientation, gender identity, intellectual or physical disabilities. Together we can change that!

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Discounts for MUI members

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If you are using any of the retailers below, please be sure to show your MUI card for a discount.


Paul Ryan Music, 4 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

paulryanmusic.com – Tel: 01 679 8571

Everest Music, 2 Raven Hall, Dargle Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

everestmusic.com – Tel: 01 286 1933

Goodwins Music, 134 Capel Street, Dublin 1

goodwinsmusic.ie – Tel: 01 873 0846

Perfect Pitch, 35 Exchequer Street, Dublin 1

Perfect Pitch – Tel: 01 677 1553

About Us

The Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI), an affiliate of SIPTU,  represents musicians from every genre along with music teachers, singers and other music professionals.

The Union works hard to protect members, whether freelance or directly employed, from exploitation and has a successful track record of ensuring that members receive all contractual entitlements arising from their performances.Continue Reading