Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media
Impact of Covid-19 on the Entertainment Sector: Music Entertainment Association of Ireland
I have two quick questions. The MEAI representatives said they asked the Minister in August 2020 for a review of the professional artists on jobseeker's allowance scheme. What was the response to this request? They also mentioned the failure to recognise musicians, sound engineers, road crews and so forth as sole traders. Do they see this as a major obstacle to their industry?