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A scene from Normal People

Element Pictures’ production of Sally Rooney’s Normal People was one of the big winners in movie tax reliefs granted by Revenue last ye(...)

Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) in the original series of Vikings

An “explosive next chapter” of the now-finished television series Vikings is to be filmed at Ireland’s Ashford Studios following Netflix’s decision to(...)

The Chinese arthouse market stretches to some 2,000 cinemas. Photograph: iStock

The Chinese film market isn’t just an opportunity for Hollywood blockbusters is the message emerging at this week’s China Ireland International Film F(...)

Visitors queue at the entrance of the first China International Import Expo  in Shanghai:  event  takes place as US president Donald Trump presses China to reduce its huge trade deficit with the US. Photograph: Johannes EIsele/AFP/Getty

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys oversaw the signing of €50 million worth of deals at the International Import Expo (...)

A scene from ‘The Breadwinner’, by Cartoon Saloon

Apple is close to a deal with Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon for an animated movie, marking a deepening of the tech giant’s foray into Hollywood. Sour(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

“It’s funny when you meet someone as famous as that because they look so familiar,” says Nora Twomey, about her first meeting with Angelina Jolie. T(...)

The Irish Film Board has officially announced the suite of Irish-made productions due to be released in 2018. Among the most anticipated of the Irish(...)

 Anne-Marie Tierney-Le Roux of IDA Ireland, Clint Eland, CEO of Mercury Filmworks, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor  and Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

Approximately 200 jobs are to be created by two companies in Kilkenny and Waterford. Kilkenny-based animation company Cartoon Saloon has announced (...)

Paul Young: “We don’t want to imitate Disney or Pixar.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Paul Young had just returned from the bathroom of the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, to find his Cartoon Saloon co-founder Tomm Moore shaking his h(...)

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