32. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the issue of sexual abuse and harassment exposed by women in the arts world both at home and abroad via movements (details supplied); the steps she is taking to address the gender inequality and systems of power that exist in the arts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10099/18 asked on 28 Feb 2018 - Gender Equality)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): I have repeatedly stated that everyone, regardless of their job, is entitled to work in an atmosphere in which respect, dignity, fairness and equality are very much the norm. I have also reaffirmed my continued commitment to measures aimed at eliminating workplace harassment in the arts and culture sector
Last November, my predecessor met with leaders of Irish theatre organisations who had co-signed a statement condemnin...