Ardmore Studios chief Siún Ní Raghallaigh: Along with Screen Producers Ireland chief executive Barbara Galvin, she has been outspoken about the need to expand facilities for the film industry in Ireland. Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Some of the most storied characters of Irish and international stage and screen have passed through the gates of Ardmore Studios. And that’s not jus(...)

Mel Gibson  on the set of his latest movie, The Professor and the Madman, which he is shooting in Dublin city and Ardmore with Sean Penn

The studio behind the Penny Dreadful series and the Tudors is being put on the market. Bray-based Ardmore Studios has been one of Ireland’s most succ(...)

The Bray Head Hotel is situated on a prominent 1.1-acre seafront site in the north Co Wicklow town

The Bray Head Hotel – which has hosted many a wedding, featured in lots of films, and was a regular haunt of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor – cou(...)

Results filed with Companies House show Ardmore Studios had earnings of €1.35 million in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson

Strong demand for studio space has delivered another year of strong profits for Ardmore Studios. The Bray-based studios which nearly collapsed under(...)

‘The Affair’ actor Joshua Jackson and writer/producer Sarah Treem are pictured arriving at a Hollywood party following the Showtime drama’s 2015 Golden Globe win.  Photograph: Reuters

Sky has signed a licensing deal with US media giant CBS that gives it exclusive rights to content from the CBS-owned Showtime network in several Euro(...)

Saoirse Ronan arrives for the British Independent Film Awards   in December. “In terms of acting talent, it’s almost ridiculous the extent to which Irish male and female actors punch above their weight internationally.” Photograph: Will Oliver

Before the Oscar nominations are revealed this week, it is impossible not to assume multiple nominations for the Irish. When that happens, you have to(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook speaking at the Philosophical Society in  Trinity College Dublin last week. Photograph: Eric Luke

Marriage equality is set to attract more investment into Ireland, Apple chief executive Tim Cook has told the Sunday Independent. “It will lead to man(...)

Anne O’Mahony’s reputation for corsetry, cut, handsewing and tailoring has been firmly established. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘A dress can’t change anything”, argues a character in The Dressmaker, a new revenge comedy movie with Kate Winslet (due here later in the year) se(...)

Stock photograph from 2009 shows the old Dell buildings at the Rhaeen industrial estate in Limerick. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Limerick’s ambition to attract major Hollywood stars may soon be realised with confirmation that an agreement has finally been signed paving the way f(...)

The former Dell manufacturing facility on Plassey Park Road is about 10 hectares in size

Limerick’s ambition to attract Hollywood stars has moved one step closer with confirmation of plans for an international film studio.Limerick City an(...)

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