May 26, 2010
To make Ireland a renowned centre for arts throughout the world. This is already our strength but let’s accelerate and expand all arts activities — music, literature, drama, film production, painting, sculpture, dance ,design creativity, fashion etc. The movement has already started but idea is to harness and give sustenance. We already have a drinking area — Temple Bar, shopping areas, and finance area in IFSC. Maybe its time now for an Arts area or quarter in Dublin?
Dublin and other areas in country would be given a new life and buzz — it would be a must visit, see, stay, destination for the brightest and most inspiring people. Festivals on a scale to overwhelm Edinburgh / Cannes could bring in visitors and tourists. This activity cannot be replicated in low cost countries, is environmental friendly, and is self sustaining and energising.