Fiach Mac Conghail
|Fiach Mac Conghail|
4 August 1964 |
Fiach Mac Conghail (born 4 August 1964) is CEO of the Digital Hub Development Agency. He was the Director of the Abbey Theatre . for nearly 12 twelve years (2005-2016). He was a Senator from 2011-2016 and was appointed by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Mac Conghail's father, Muiris Mac Conghail, is a filmmaker and broadcaster who served as Government Press Secretary and was Controller of Programmes at RTÉ; his mother is a noted genealogist. Mac Conghail was raised in the Dublin suburb of Rathgar and attended Coláiste Eoin and later Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied Economics and Politics.
Career in the arts
Mac Conghail was the artistic director at the Project Arts Centre from 1992 to 1999. He was the Director of Ireland's participation at the Expo 2000 world fair and acted as Cultural Programme Commissioner during the Irish Presidency of the European Union in 2004. With his brother Cuan, he established the production company Brother Films in 1996.
He was appointed to Seanad Éireann in May 2011 and sat as an Independent. He was the chairman of the We the Citizens, an initiative that aims to encourage the participation of the public in political affairs.
Mac Conghail has two daughters with actress Bríd Ní Neachtain.
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