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Jun 08 2020

Pandemic deals fatal blow to arts with €10m revenue loss

Artists and others working in creative industries say they've lost more than €10 million in revenue since venues closed due to Covid-19 restrictions while over 12,000 cultural events have been cancelled so far this year.

Among the many people working in the sector whose livelihoods have been affected is Saileóg O'Halloran, a costume designer for stage, scene and spectacle. Based in Dublin, her last production was at the Abbey Theatre in January.


Read more on the RTE website.