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27 Feb 2005

Outsourcing Hits Wexford Festival

RIP-OFF Ireland has reached the opera house. Wexford Festival is hiring an eastern European orchestra because it says that the local equivalent is €150,000 more expensive.

Opera festival snub for 'too costly' RTE

John Burns [Times Online, 27 Feb 05]

RIP-OFF Ireland has reached the opera house. Wexford Festival is hiring an eastern European orchestra because it says that the local equivalent is O150,000 more expensive.

While the government last week established Culture Ireland, an agency to promote Irish art overseas, one of the country's premier cultural events is now outsourcing its music to Poland and its singing to Prague.

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