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ICA Charity Calendar

BUY CALENDAR The calendar costs €5 and is available to purchase in Focus Ireland shops, from Liberty Hall in Dublin and online.

Musicians Union of Ireland backs call for Irish music quota on radio stations

The Musicians Union of Ireland (MUI) has voiced its support for a Bill which will be debated in the Dáil this evening (Wednesday, 14th December) which seeks to set a minimum quota for the amount of music produced by Irish artists to be played on radio stations. MUI Organiser, Graham Macken, said: “The Bill proposedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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

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

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

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 aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Conference: Future of Work in the Arts, Media and Entertainment Sector, 8-9 September 2016


Love not hate – Unite to legislate against hate crime

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! Sign the petition now Watch the video

SIPTU welcomes progress of Bill to return collective bargaining rights to freelance workers

Photo from left to right: Padraig Murray, Irish Equity President, Senator Ivana Bacik, Karan OLoughlin, SIPTU National Campaigns and Equality Organiser and Bryan Murray, Irish Equity outside Leinster House on Wednesday 6th July calling on all Senators to support the Competition Amendment Bill.Continue Reading

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SIPTU President Jack O’Connor says Brexit is the result of years of austerity

SIPTU General President, Jack O Connor, has stated that the victory of the Leave campaign in the British referendum on EU membership results from the implementation of austerity policies that have alienated working people across Europe.Continue Reading