A spokesperson for the Gate Theatre has confirmed the theatre will be participating in a process announced by Minister Heather Humphreys to tackle sexual harassment and abuse of power in the workplace in the arts and culture sector.

Yesterday the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announced a number of measures to tackle sexual harassment and abuse of power in the workplace in the arts and culture sector.

Ms Humphreys has said she will not impose a fine on the Gate if any allegations against its former director, Michael Colgan, are proven.

The Gate Theatre received €860,000 in State funding in 2017.

Speaking on RTÉ's News at One, Ms Humphreys said she will not be taking retrospective action, saying that the responsibility lies with the organisations to deal any allegations of bullying or sexual harassment in the workplace.

Ms Humphreys has invited a group of eight leaders from Irish theatre organisations to meet her and the Arts Council next week.

The organisations recently co-signed a statement condemning sexual harassment and abuse of power in the theatre in Ireland.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ways in which the department and the Arts Council can support the sector in creating a safe culture and environment for those working in the industry.