In September 2014 we facilitated a Professional Training session on Child Protection Awareness which was delivered by Olive Ring, National Child Protection Manager, in the National Youth Council of Ireland. The session was aimed at visual artists who work with children and young people, and in particular artists working in the ‘Artist in the Schools […]
What many artists may not be aware of is that they, as self-employed individuals, have a duty under health and safety law to ensure that their working environment complies with health and safety legislation.
The Blasphemy Bill created by Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern speaks high in volume but is likely to have little muscle. This is the opinion of Andrea Martin – an Irish solicitor and legal adviser for media, who spoke recently on RTE about the background and realities of this Bill. But if the Bill will not actually be implemented for prosecutions, the question begs itself: Why is a retrograde law such as The Blasphemy Bill in existence?