Roisin McDonough, the Arts Council’s Chief Executive, argues against cuts to Arts Funding in Slugger O’toole

The debate over cuts to arts funding have been in the headlines in recent days, writing for Slugger, the Arts Council’s Chief Executive, Roisin McDonough argues against cutting arts funding

Supporting the campaign for No more cuts to the arts, actor James Nesbitt observed wryly that “without the arts we’re just left with politics, and we don’t want that”. His tongue may have been planted firmly in his cheek, but that may be the path we’re heading down if the folks on the hill have their way come December 29th. No one is suggesting an Orwellian conspiracy, just an all-too depressingly familiar apathy on the part of our politicians towards arts and creativity.

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