Interim head of Limerick City of Culture appointed

The Board of Limerick City of Culture have taken the first steps to repairing the damage caused by recent controversies. Limerick City of Culture Working with Limerick Institute of Technology, they have appointed an interim head of  Limerick City of Culture 2014. Mike Fitzpatrick, who’s head of the Limerick School of Art and Design, will remain in the role until the board can appoint replacements for the year long event’s artistic director and CEO. Artistic director Karl Wallace, who previously worked for Siamsa Tíre,  and CEO Patricia Ryan  both resigned in a storm of controversy. Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan says he believes progress is being made and that Limerick City of Culture will be a success.  

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