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Minister For Tourism Announces Addition Of Six New members To Board Of Arts Council

By Dave Simpson
Minister For Tourism Announces Addition Of Six New members To Board Of Arts Council

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin has announced six new appointments to the board of the Arts Council for a period of up to five years.


The minister has announced the appointment of:

  • Andrew Clancy; director of Clancy Moore Architects and Professor of Architecture at Kingston School of Art;
  • Aoife Granville; lecturer in folklore/béaloideas in UCC & traditional musician;
  • Brian Lavery; manager at Google, former chair of The Ark and former New York Times reporter;
  • Linda Coogan Byrne; (they/she) music industry consultant, DEI & culture change specialist;
  • Philomena Poole; former chief executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council;
  • and Róise Goan; artistic director and co-CEO of Artsadmin, UK.

The minister has also reappointed Fearghus Ó Conchúir from December of 2021 as the deputy chair of the board.

The appointments follow a public call for applications on and an assessment process.

Statement By Minister Martin

Minister Martin stated, "I am delighted to appoint six candidates of such high calibre and congratulate them on their appointments.  The board is central to the governance, oversight and strategic direction of the Arts Council and I thank all the board members for giving their time and playing a part in supporting the arts.


"I wish all appointees the very best during their terms and thank them for taking on these very important roles."

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