Minister of Tourism announces the addition of six new members to the Arts Council

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


The Minister announced the appointment of:

  • Andrew Clancy; director of Clancy Moore Architects and professor of architecture at the Kingston School of Art;
  • Aifé Granville; lecturer in folklore/béaloideas at UCC & traditional musician;
  • Brian Lavery; manager at Google, former president of The Ark and former New York Times journalist;
  • Linda Coogan-Byrne; (he/she) music industry consultant, DEI & culture change specialist;
  • Philomene Poole; former Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council;
  • and Roise Goan; artistic director and co-CEO of Artsadmin, UK.

The minister also reappointed Fearghus Ó Conchúir from December 2021 as deputy chairman of the council.

The nominations follow a public call for nominations on and an evaluation process.

Statement by Minister Martin

Minister Martin said, “I am delighted to nominate six candidates of such high caliber and I congratulate them on their appointment. The Board is central to the governance, oversight and strategic direction of the Arts Council and I thank all Board members for volunteering their time and playing a role in supporting the arts.

“I wish all those appointed well during their tenure and thank them for taking on these very important roles.”

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