‘No Irish need apply – there’s too many outsiders in top arts jobs’ – Robert Ballagh

Artist Robert Ballagh has stood by his claims that “outsiders” are heading up Irish cultural institutions while Irish “need not apply” – but insists he is not ‘xenophobic’.

Artist Robert Ballagh has stood by his claims that "outsiders" are heading up Irish cultural institutions while Irish "need not apply" - but insists he is not 'xenophobic'.