• Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. • The Creative Ireland Programme is an invitation to the entire country to get involved in something truly inspirational. The five pillars of the initiative are Children and Youth; Creative Communities; Creative Industries; Global Reputation; and Cultural Investment. One of the key objectives of the Creative Ireland Programme is to nurture and develop new creative talent. Write Here, Write Now is an integral part of that national drive. It will aim to uncover the best new young writing talent in the country.