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O’Donoghue announces new appointments to the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

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Press Release                                                       4th April 2007


O’Donoghue announces new appointments to the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

John O’Donoghue TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, today (Wednesday, 4th April, 2007) announced that he has appointed for a term of five years, Conor Bowman and Anne O’Donoghue as members of the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  Minister O’Donoghue is also pleased to announce the re-appointment for a further term of five years, Rosemary Ashe, Kevin Kelly, Chris Flynn and Emer O’Kelly as members of the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Minister O’Donoghue said: "I am delighted that such distinguished people, who have contributed immensely to Irish society, have agreed to serve as members of the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. I wish to thank them all for responding so enthusiastically to my invitation to serve. Conor Bowman and Anne O’Donoghue will make an enormous contribution to the work of the Museum and its importance as a major National Cultural Institution, just as Rosemary Ashe, Kevin Kelly, Chris Flynn and Emer O’Kelly have already done and will continue to do.”

Minister O’Donoghue also paid tribute to the notable contribution made to the work of the Irish Museum of Modern Art by the outgoing members of the Board, Pauline Flynn and Jackie Gallagher.

ENDS

Biographies:

New Members

Conor Bowman:                
Barrister and Author of Wasting by Degrees (a novel) and Life and Death in Between (Short stories)

Anne O’Donoghue:
Associate Director, Anglo Irish Bank Private Banking. Board member of the Irish Heritage Trust and a supporter and patron of        the Arts in Dublin and London  


Re-appointed Members

Rosemary Ashe:                
Chairwoman, Business Spouses Association and IrishYouth Foundation Committee

Kevin Kelly:                        
Honorary President Business2Arts

Chris Flynn:                        
Principal Officer, Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism

Emer O’Kelly:                
Writer and Critic

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