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 given everyone an opportunity to speak. There will not be time for a second round but people had at least one opportunity to speak.
I thank the witnesses for being here. I also thank Senator Eugene Murphy, who has been a champion for their organisation. He has done Trojan work in the background with the MEAI in the context of its convening its committee and making the presentation to us today.
I am alarmed by the final comment from Mr. McGranaghan concerning the Government's announcement of €50 million in supports and the fact that only €1 million of that funding has reached the artists, musicians and crews involved. Will Mr. McGranaghan expand on that?