Political Parties’ Commitments to the Arts | General Election 2020

Dear Members,

As you know, an Irish general election has been called for Saturday 8th February.
Going through the political manifestos of each of the political parties can be confusing and time consuming, so we thought that it might be helpful if we were to study the manifestos of each of the parties and isolate the policies to do with music and the arts.
Most of it is jargon free, but for those of you that are not familiar with the term  ‘Fair Use’, you can read about it here. ‘Fair Use’ is not something that benefits the music industry and it is not something that IMRO would support.
Please understand, we are not aiming to direct your vote towards any particular party or candidate, we would just like to present their strategies in relation to music so that you can all see where they stand.
Don’t forget to vote!
Eleanor McEvoy
IMRO Chairperson

The following document is intended to help you easily compare the platforms of the different political parties for the 2020 general election on key issues relating to arts, culture and music. The information has been taken from the official party manifestos. The information is presented in order of political party size as defined by the number of seats they hold in Dáil Eireann and then alphabetical order. As political alliances are not parties and do not adhere to a parliamentary whip system they have not been included. 

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