Saoirse Ronan: There are a dozen Irish music acts, 17 Enterprise Ireland-backed companies and a number of start-ups, at SXSW but Irish representation in comedy and film is low.  Photograph:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The Irish delegation to Austin’s annual SXSW event just keeps getting bigger. Enterprise Ireland, the IDA, Invest Northern Ireland, Culture Ireland(...)

Al Gore addresses the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas

Former Vice President Al Gore opened proceedings at the SXSW Interactive event in Austin yesterday by calling on SXSW to channel its tech and online a(...)

Rock group Taddy Porter of Stillwater, Oklahoma, perform yesterday at The Nook venue at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The event attracts thousands of music fans, including many international visitors, who go from venue to venue to catch bands in action. Photograph: Ashley Landis 1:45

During the South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, the streets of the city are packed with people from early in the day to v(...)