Jack Dorsey, the new chief of Twitter. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

At 7:45am on October 15th, 2008, Jack Dorsey was called to a meeting at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. He arrived wearing a black beanie hat and a (...)

Days before the end of filming on the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise on nearby Skellig Michael (above) in Co Kerry, the producers contacted Valentia Lifeboat crew and said they wanted to make a donation. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The producers of Star Wars have made a €10,000 donation to the Valentia Lifeboat based in Co Kerry . Days before the end of filming on the latest ins(...)

Craig Farrell, who has been appointed managing director of ZenithOptimedia. (Photograph: Conor McCabe)

Core Media, the largest media-buying agency in Ireland, has appointed Craig Farrell as the managing director of the Dublin-based ZenithOptimedia. Mr (...)

Skellig Michael. Photograph: An Taisce

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that “incidents” occurred on Skellig Michael during Star Wars filming last week that required “repairs”(...)


If you were a Star Wars fan in your younger days – or your not so younger days – the next best thing to catching a ride in the Millennium Falcon wo(...)

‘Star Wars’ crew collect provisions at Portmagee, Co Kerry, on Tuesday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

As shooting for the eighth episode of the ‘Star Wars’ film saga begins on Skellig Michael, 12 writers and a photographer associated with the Kerry isl(...)

Ben and Saoirse in Song of the Sea

In the Cartoon Saloon studios, a rabbit warren of spaces housed in a former brewery in Kilkenny, Jackie Cole is drawing mice. On her computer scree(...)

 Star Wars is being filmed at Skellig Michael next week.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Co Kerry boatman may seek an injunction against Disney, the Attorney General and the State if Skellig Michael is closed during the filming of scenes(...)

Production crew and sets on Skellig Michael to film Star Wars Episode VII, last year. Photograph Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was a culture that had a strong sense of boundaries and limitations. Fifteen hundred years ago, when (...)

Production crew and sets on Skellig Island as Star Wars Episode VII directed by JJ Abrams begins filming. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The return of crews filming the new Star Wars film to the Skellig Michael Unesco World Heritage Site off the Co Kerry coast next month will be hugely (...)