A young rabbit defends itself against a herring gull on Skellig Michael, Co Kerry. Photograph: Michael Kelly

As Skellig Michael braces itself for an encounter with Star Wars film crews, life and death continues on the Unesco world heritage site off the Kerry(...)

Award winner Brendan Gleeson at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) chief executive Áine Moriarty has blamed technical issues for the poor sound quality of Saturday night(...)

Brendan Gleeson at the Iftas on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) has released a statement detailing the technical issues which caused the sound problems at Saturda(...)

Riverdance (in which Michael Flatley danced) and its spin-offs are the ultimate examples of Irish-influenced entertainment produced in a universal and engaging format

Could Irish language movies and songs ever compete in the global entertainment market? Some 70 per cent of Hollywood’s box office revenue now c(...)

Matthew Macfadyen  in Ripper Street, which was filmed on location in Dublin

Ripper Street is coming back from the dead after the period drama, which was filmed on location in Ireland, won an unlik(...)

James Hickey, Irish Film Board chief executive, who presented an overview of the film industry in Ireland this year and an outlook for 2014. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish film, television and animation industry is on course for a record year generating €168 million worth of activity, Irish Film Board has said.(...)

Ripper Street, shot in Dublin and starring Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, was one of the biggest revenue generators for the Irish film industry in 2013.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish film, television and animation industry is on course for a record year generating €168 million worth of activity.The figure is an 18 per cen(...)

Dancers shoot a scenes fron the Bollywood movie Ek Tha Tiger in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The prospect of major overseas film and television productions coming to Ireland has been enhanced by new Budget measures which will make it more af(...)

ISME chief executive Mark Fielding said today’s budget would go some way towards helping Ireland to regain its competitiveness. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Reaction from the business community to today’s budget was mixed. The retention of the 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality sector was broadly welc(...)

Sky will invest € 1.25 billion in Ireland over the next five years, the company’s chief executive Jeremy Darroch said tonight.  Photograph: Robbie Reynolds/CPR

Sky will invest €1.25 billion in Ireland over the next five years, the company’s chief executive Jeremy Darroch said tonight. Giving the keynote speec(...)