From top  Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan at a press briefing today; ‘Shine Your Light’ tweet this afternoon

This afternoon.

At a press briefing in Government Buildings currently ongoing.

Fine Gael TD and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan said the Government was asking the people and artists of Ireland to “shine a light” on Easter Saturday “to remind us that love and hope are always with us”.

The minister added that RTÉ has a “big range of activity planned to support this idea” which is being supported by the Government, Creative Ireland and the Arts Council.

Ms Madigan also told those present at the briefing that the Government will also be working with Facebook to support a new online initiative for artists, Ireland Performs, while Arts Council chairman Kevin Rafter announced a €1million fund for new online art projects.

Ms Madigan clarified that there will be 334 awards from the €1million, equalling to approximately €3,000 per artist.

In respect of the “shine a light” idea, Ms Madigan said:

“Shine a light for our frontline staff, our healthcare workers, the people who are keeping us going through these dark times. We will be lighting up public buildings around the country and in our embassies around the world.

“Our peacekeepers in the Middle East will also be shining their light.

“I’m inviting everybody here today to join in and be part of the light, to be the light in the darkness.

“It can be the light of the smallest candle or the lighting up of a ten-storey building. So let’s shine a light together for the people whom we love, people whom we now know are sick, our grannies, granddads we cannot see, or our friends we cannot visit these holidays.

So shine a light for whoever is your heart.”

Complete and utter, putrid-smelling Concannonballs.

FIGHT!

Watch the briefing live here

Earlier: A Refusal To Hold Themselves Accountable

Rollingnews

7 thoughts on “The Shining

  1. GiggidyGoo

    What a load of f***drivel. Great she has so much detail, yet couldn’t answer even one question in the Dail.
    Cue other ‘Ministers’ over the next announcing all sorts of fluffy ‘projects’.

    1. Cian

      Colour me shocked:
      Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht can answer questions relating to Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht but can’t answer questions relating to Health.

      What is the world coming to?

      1. GiggidyGoo

        We can see what it’s coming to Cian. Rather than answer questions in the Dail, she tried the (usual FG tactic) of diversion. A waste of space is the bould Jo-bbie

        1. Cian

          Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht can answer questions relating to Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht but can’t answer questions relating to Health.

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